I haven’t bought a new (or newish) car for the last few years, and the current buzz around ‘connected vehicles’, and how cars will be steering themselves, and how ‘collision avoidance’ systems will make accidents a thing of the past, all seemed a bit .. well … DARPA-ish. Then my […]
Many years ago, as I was starting out in this industry, I had a conversation with an AT&T network guru. He told me in no uncertain terms that for personal computers, 1Mb per second was the limit for broadband wireless networks. Anything more than that would require so much infrastructure, […]
I came across an interesting article last week entitled “Tassie retailer rejects cloud for mainframe.” It described how an Australian supermarket chain was bucking the “cloud computing” trend by upgrading to the latest Unisys mainframe technology to run its core business, including a 20+ year-old application suite.
The article highlights the […]
Big data fascinates me. It also frustrates me.
First, the fascination: Some years ago, I read a book called “Freakonomics”, written by economist Steven Levitt and New York Times journalist Stephen J. Dubner. The book analyzes hidden socio-economic data to connect events and trends that conventional wisdom says aren’t connected. For […]
Much has already been written about how Cloud will level the IT playing field for SMBs who are trying to compete with larger Enterprises. It allows them to utilize enterprise-grade IT (salesforce automation, customer relationship management, supply chain management, disaster recovery etc) without the enterprise-grade price tags that used to […]
Here are this week’s tech stories that caught my eye:
MIT’s Million-dollar Social Media Stock Market Experiment
In March, 10,000 students will invest $100 each in Hong Kong’s stock market as MIT researchers try to pinpoint a connection between social media and profits. Investing has always placed a premium on the importance […]
This Week in Tech: Dell Goes Private, Python Get’s a Big Boost, and Amazon Launches Digital Currency
Happy Friday everyone. Here are notable stories from this week:
Dell to Go Private in 2014
In a $24.4 billion deal, Dell, with the help of private equity investors and Microsoft, will be going private in the second quarter of Dell’s 2014 fiscal year. Dell continues to see strong growth in it’s […]
Dell: Dell formally announced last week that Michael Dell is leading a private buyout of the company in an attempt to revive the fortunes of the struggling PC company, beyond the quarterly gaze of Wall Street. Once the iconic PC market leader, Dell has tried over the last few years […]
Best in Tech: 128GB iPad, Google+ Becomes #2 Social Network, CA Taxes Start Ups, and Servers Skydiving!
Here are this week’s notable stories:
Apple launches new high-capacity 128GB Retina display iPad
“If you build it, they will come.” Does the saying apply to tech gadgets, too? Apple’s recent announcement that they will be releasing an 128GB iPad has some in the tech industry excited, while competitors–like Microsoft–are cringing.
“With twice […]
This week’s Best in Tech round-up includes milestones for the Raspberry Pi, USB 3.0 and Windows 8. I also couldn’t help but notice the sparked debate around including programming in the classroom and the latest news surrounding RIM.. or Blackberry.
Raspberry Pi Mini-Computer Sales Strong, Top 1 Million
Mark it as a […]