Author Archives: Pete Knight

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%…

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”.…

A Basic Look At Gaming As A Service

A Basic Look At Gaming As A Service

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…

The Cloud: A Place For Your Stuff

The Cloud: A Place For Your Stuff

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…

Crime Mapping: The Great Equalizer

Crime Mapping: The Great Equalizer

Crime Mapping 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 use that it…

Does That Cloud Smell Like Burning Rope?

Does That Cloud Smell Like Burning Rope?

Does That Cloud Smell Like Burning Rope? When we report on the rise in Cloud Computing it is easy to focus on the bold moves that entrepreneurs are making, and the innovation and technical wonder that goes into producing unbelievably gargantuan server centers. It is not uncommon to forget the experience of the tech workers…

Heroes Of The Cloud – Part 9

Heroes Of The Cloud – Part 9

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…

Heroes Of The Cloud – Part 8

Heroes Of The Cloud – Part 8

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…