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The Night the NYT Used Hadoop and EC2 to Convert 4TB’s

Monday, March 24th, 2008

Self-service, Prorated Super Computing Fun! I hen began some rough calculations and determined that if I used only four machines, it could take some time to generate all 11 million article PDFs. But thanks to the swell people at Amazon, I got access to a few more machines and churned through all 11 million articles [...]

Enterprise 2.0, All The Kings Men, Gartner, and The Coase Theorem

Monday, March 17th, 2008

While reading another Gartner Smartner article this evening, I started thinking, “What went wrong over there? How did they become so insignificant? When I first started in IT, circa 1977, Gartner was basically the Huey Long of the IT analyst group (AG) business. I worked at Exxon at the time, and I was always amazed [...]

Your vendors are doing it, why aren’t you?

Sunday, March 16th, 2008

How 300,000 IBM employees use Bluepedia wiki see … Seven Core Competencies for Enterprise Innovation

Cloud Movements

Sunday, March 16th, 2008

Let’s have a cloud party 2009. Here is a list of my predictions. Mosso adds a new service that is 3Tera like and now Rackspace has the holy trinity of hosting providers. 3Tera and Rackspace partner. Rightscale becomes cloud agnostic by building their own grid framework. Rightscale is acquired by a big player (e.g. Sun). [...]

Cloud Talk

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

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