September 02, 2012

Using Cloud Collaboration and Sharing Tools to Start Your Entrepreneurial Project
Your next business needs to progress from being an idea in your head to a plan and on through several other stages even before the nominal Day 0. For many would-be founders, a new class of cloud service can provide early momentum for starting a new business, turning a hobby into a source of income or forming a “skill team” that fills an unmet niche in your locale.

A New Series: The Future of Robotics, The Next 20 Years
From deep sea and space exploration, processing waste, helping the police to helping the elderly and handicapped live better, longer lives, medical surgery that can do what a human can’t do, cleaning our homes, smart homes, cars and cities, robotics will begin to make its way into our lives in earnest.

Cloud computing: the backlash starts
This had to happen sometime - Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has come out against cloud computing. Commentators haven't been universally sympathetic - here's a report which clearly laments his view - but you can't help but wonder how much of our technology and information we're placing in the hands of other people

Efficient Map Operations for Arrays in C#
This article compares the performance of various techniques for implementing a map function for transforming arrays and introduces a novel high-performance implementation of map that uses expression tree rewriting.

Why corporate strategy needs to change with Cloud?
Cloud computing changes everything, including corporate strategy as a practice. I have listed five reasons why, although I’m sure there are many more. Long story short: Corporate strategists need to get out of their 20th century mindset and into the 21st century.

Sometimes the Weakest Excuse can topple the Strongest Business Case
... the purpose of this blog is to (1) make you more aware of LAME excuses so that you recognize them for what they are and do not let them prevent forward movement, and (2) to remind you to use the entire assortment of tools in your arsenal as an information professional ...

Hearing what isn’t said
Drucker said, “The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said.”

Servers Too Hot? Intel Recommends a Luxurious Oil Bath
That’s a technique that Intel has been testing out over the past year, running servers in little oil-filled boxes built by an Austin, Texas, company called Green Revolution Cooling. As Gigaom reported on Friday, it turns out that once you take out the PC’s fans and seal up the hard drives, oil-cooling a server works out pretty well.

Quote for the day:

"Spectacular achievements are always preceded by unspectacular preparation." -- Roger Staubach

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