Profile of Art WittmannArt Wittmann is a freelance journalist
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Articles by Art Wittmann
posted in September 2007
Managing centralized computing systems as it was done a decade ago is impossible or too expensive. We take a look at how companies are rethinking application architecture, data center design, and servers.
This show was largely about applying Web 2.0 technology to solve interesting problems. In many cases, the interesting problems have been solved in other ways, though.
This is an interesting group. Half are finding ways to overload you with information; the other half are providing ways to manage that overload.
Interesting stuff here -- some of these small business tools are recreating existing tools.
Web meetings, document sharing, project management, you name it. But will you use it?
Wow, I'm not sure it was the brightest idea to try to blog on each demo here. There's a lot of them, and six minutes isn't enough time, at least for me, to form a meaningful opinion about most of these companies. Here's a little recap after some further investigation.
The end of the day seems to be a little bit of a catchall, but there's some cool stuff in here. Most of the ideas seem solid enough; execution is another matter.
OK, it's easy to start falling asleep in the session that follows lunch. If the list is getting boring for you, skip to the end. Very impressive stuff.
On to the games. It's hard to imagine they pay me for this.
No time for coffee, we're jumping straight into social networking.
Blogging from a live event is a new thing for me. What can I tell you during the event that couldn't possibly wait until the end of the day? Probably not much, but I've got a couple cups of coffee in me and I'm surrounded by people doing the same thing, so here goes...
I'm in San Diego where the fall Demo conference kicks off tonight. Demo is a unique event in the industry. Over the course of the next two days, 69 startup exhibitors will demonstrate their cool new software, service, or hardware -- or all three, in some cases. They'll all do it on one stage in front of a crowd of a few hundred journalists, VCs, and other industry movers and shakers. So how do they manage to run 69 demonstrations in two days on one stage? It's all about the elevator pitch.
We look at three aspects of information delivery, from network access control to data networks, including 3G networks, and the applications that use them.