The Future Of The Personal Computer Is In The Cloud

The Future Of The Personal Computer Is In The Cloud The predictions that the PC is about the go the way of the dinosaur (or the pager, or the fax machine) have largely come from the financial sector and rabid Apple fans. Both of these groups have seen declining computer sales, especially the recent 14%

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The Cloud Is Killing The PC, And Giving It New Life

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The Cloud Is Killing The PC, And Giving It New Life For several months we have been hearing about the imminent demise of the Personal Computer. After all, new computer sales dipped 14% last year, so surely the industry must be doomed, Doomed, DOOMED! The personal computer industry has certainly slumped, but these are dynamic

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The Death Of “The Death Of The PC Era”

The Death of “The Death Of the PC Era” For months, we have seen news reporting the impending doom of the personal computer. This prediction is somewhat unnerving for those who grew up in the era when we bought our first pickup trucks for less than the cost of a popular pair of “athletic shoes”.

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A Basic Look At Gaming As A Service

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A Basic Look At Gaming As A Service The developments that have come together to create a modern world has come from some surprising places. We cannot imagine a world where we could not go on line and reserve airline tickets, make dinner arrangements, or even buy a book from Amazon. Did you realize that

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The Cloud: A Place For Your Stuff

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The Cloud: A Place For Your Stuff Comedian George Carlin was not far off the mark when he dismissed the modern home as “a place for your stuff”. A place to keep your stuff, your personal files and data, is an important part of day to day personal computing. For those of us who do

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Crime Mapping: The Great Equalizer

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Crime Mapping: The Great Equalizer One of the most interesting and useful tools that the Cloud has developed is mapping. When the Global Positioning System was developed it was envisioned simply as a tool to assist Military leaders to keep track of assets on the battlefield. Mapping has grown so far beyond this relatively simple

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Heroes Of The Cloud – Part 9

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Heroes of the Cloud – Part 9 A study of Cloud Computing should include not only the companies and entrepreneurs who have raised the Cloud from a concept to “the next big thing” in Information Technology. The study should also include those who have come to depend on the power of the Cloud. Earlier in

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Want More Efficient Employees? Let Them Play With Their Own Toys

Want More Efficient Employees? Let Them Play With Their Own Toys Our friends at VMware have been looking at the way work gets done in the post-PC work environment. For some time we have been looking at how Cloud Computing is effecting the business world (and vice versa), Vmware’s “New Way Of Life 2013” study

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Heroes Of The Cloud – Part 8

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Heroes Of The Cloud – Part 8 As we study the innovators who have helped make cloud computing a reality, it becomes apparent that significant and lasting success in the Cloud field depends as much on entrepreneurial vision as it does technical savvy. Harnessing the technology to get a group of servers, or even server

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Heroes Of The Cloud – Part 7, Ladies Edition

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Heroes Of The Cloud – Part 7, Ladies Edition When we think of the stereotypical IT worker, for better or worse, a certain image comes to mind. Fairly or not, we tend to think of some one who takes up IT as a profession as a grown up computer geek, either a very skinny or

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Heroes Of The Cloud – Part 6 (Google and VMware)

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Heroes Of The Cloud – Part 6 (Google and VMware) If there is one company that defines the growth and importance of the Internet, the company would have to be Google. Google did not invent everything that it does on the ‘net, and to be sure, some of the things that the company is attempting

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Heroes Of The Cloud – Part 5

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Heroes Of The Cloud – Part 5 Marc Benioff has been called a pioneering “guerrilla marketer” of Software as a Service. USAToday credits him with “turning the software industry on its head” as he used the Internet to “revamp the way software programs are designed and distributed”. Salesforce.com Benioff grew up in San Francisco, and

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Heroes Of The Cloud – Part 4

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Heroes Of The Cloud – Part 4 Cloud has been a metaphor for the Internet for almost as long as there has been an Internet. As early as 1961 there were predictions “computing may someday be organized as a public utility just as the telephone system is a public utility…” MIT/Standford Professor John McCarthy had predicted

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