A completely new computing platform is on the horizon. They're called
Microservers by some, ARM Servers by others, and sometimes even ARM-based
Servers. No matter what you call them, Microservers will have a huge impact
on the data center and on server computing in general.
What Is a Microserver...and What Isn't
Although few people are familiar with Microservers today, their impact will
be felt very soon. This is a new category of computing platform that is
available today and is predicted to have triple-digit growth rates for some
years to come - growing to over 20% of the server market by 2016 according to
Oppenheimer ("Cloudy With A Chance of ARM" Oppenheimer Equity Research
According to Chris Piedmonte, CEO of Suvola Corporation - a software and
services company focused on creating preconfigured and scalable Microserver
appliances for deployin... (more)
Klout.com has taken a lot of heat lately - lack of transparency, revisionist
history, lack of opt-out, inability to remove profiles once created, and so
on. The list of "social media and privacy sins" is quite long. In making
a list, I had trouble limiting the "mortal sins" recently committed to only
With Klout acting so badly, I really couldn't care less that they have 8
Ph.Ds working on their magic algorithm, as the Garth Holsinger, VP of Global
Sales and Business Development proudly stated on Mashable the other day.
"Sound science" isn't enough - ask the residents of ... (more)
Consider the following scenario-typical in many application development
organizations. A major new release of an application has just gone into
production. Although the development and QA teams endured many late nights of
coding and testing, and consumed large quantities of delivered pizza, the
project missed its ship date. Still, customers are happy with the product and
are giving positive feedback. By many definitions, the team has produced a
Then, a new, large business opportunity requires the rapid implementation of
a significant new feature in the product. ... (more)
As someone who lived through the System 10 debacle back in the 1990′s,
I’ve seen first hand the pain caused by unhealthy software.
It’s a sad tale of a software company whose priority at the time was not
the customer. At least not in my opinion.
In this case, product management was not customer-driven.
It wasn’t even sales-driven or developer-driven. It was driven by the
desire to impress analysts on Wall Street as well as prominent software
Software Train Wreck
This kind of catastrophe goes beyond Product Management or Marketing - one
can’t blame the product mana... (more)
In survey after survey, about half of IT executives consistently agree that
data quality and data consistency is one of the biggest roadblocks to them
getting full value from their data.
This has been consistently true all since the Chinese invented the abacus. I
suspect it will be true long after quantum computing has solved every other
problem that humanity faces.
Incorrect, inconsistent, fraudulent and redundant data cost the U.S. economy
over $3 Trillion a year - an astounding figure that is over twice the amount
of the 2011 Federal Deficit.
Similarly, many experts estima... (more)