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Archive for August, 2008

Virtualisation: Technology vs Culture (?)

After my previous pagemark a few days ago to an article and discussion on ReadWriteWeb regarding virtualisation and “the cloud”, I’ve now located no less than two thoughtfull articles that cover a different approach towards SaaS/Cloud Computing; Jeremiah Owyang from Forrester highlights the organisational and human aspects towards this subject, while the post on GigaOm takes a more technical approach.

Both make for very interesting reads, though I honestly have to admit I scanned them quickly because I’m a bit short on time, so please stay tuned for my ‘Blurb tying all this together.

Last week I’ve tweeted on the milestone that reached in revenue: 1 billion USD in the past financial year… One Billion. Dell even tried to become the sole owner of  the words “Cloud Computing”, allegedly hoping to turn it into a full brand.

Seeing a trend here? Hint: Whatever your stance may be on Cloud Computing, it isn’t going to go away, far from it, and no, it’s not a one-size-fits-all solution either, but it’s coming and I believe it’s the next big, slow-burning disruptive technology/development on the horizon. Stay tuned!)

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The Ubiquity of the Mash-ups!

Mozilla Labs presents the release of their mash-up service Ubiquity.

Should this become a standard feature in Firefox 3.2 or 4.0, then Mozilla may seriously one-up not only it’s direct competitors, but also give services such as StumbleUpon, Digg and the like a serious Olympic run for their money. (I.e. if the user has a toolset such as Ubiquity at the tip of their fingers, straight out of the box when downloading a free browser, my bet is that they’ll skip those services all together).

Whatever the outcome may be, I believe it’s a small, but nonetheless important step towards not only the inter-cloud, but bigger market share for Firefox as well.

Check out the video below, for a short and sweet demo:

Ubiquity for Firefox from Aza Raskin on Vimeo.

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Web Analytics in een notendop

Op Frankwatching staat een goed artikel over Web Analytics, geplaatst door Koen Penders van Adversitement. Zeker de moeite waard!

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Our Future Lies In The Cloudy Sky

RRW has an article and thread on (the future of) cloudcomputing, due to some technical difficulties I can’t delve deeper into it right now, rest assured I will sooner than later though. (Actually, there are some posts that I wrote earlier touching on this very topic, albeit in Dutch).

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Call To Action: Blog Action Day 2008

Blog Action Day 2008 is just around the corner, please visit: and get involved in a way you see fit!

While I’m at it, poverty worldwide today is not what you may think it is:

I’ve had a few links to the (legendary) inspiring presentations held at TED by Swedish Prof. Hans Rosling back in 2006 (see the video above) and 2007 posted on the page, alas the page is offline for the time being so this is an excellent opportunity to air them again ;)

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