Information Collection: Business Builds Big Data

Information Collection: Business Builds Big Data In the beginning there was the electronic computer. It was a tool for defending freedom, useful to use in breaking enemy communications codes and crunching equations for the Manhattan Project. Eventually it became the plaything of hobbyists and garage experimenters. In their garages, they eventually cobbled together machines that

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Making Cloud Adoption In China A Reality (In Spite of Data Privacy and State “Secret” Laws)

Making Cloud Adoption in China a Reality (In Spite of Data Privacy and State “Secret” Laws) Cloud computing has become a hot growth area in China, driven by both large-scale government initiatives and private investment. However, as alluring as the cloud is in China, for foreign firms trying to do business there, the uncertain legal

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Executive Discussions Are Changing To Include The Cloud

Executive Discussions Are Changing To Include The Cloud Cloud computing is a disruptive force.  Having worked with many of Western Canada’s CIOs and senior executives over the past year, rarely have I had a discussion that didn’t include the topic of cloud computing.  This style of computing is improving the way in which technology is

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What’s Special About The Joyent Funding Round?

What’s Special about the Joyent Funding Round? There is nothing special about small companies or startups getting funding, other than the obvious vindication of the opportunities in cloud computing. In fact, such funding stories have been the focus of several articles here (See the latest one: Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 8). However,

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