Techerous

My name is Bill, I am a recent graduate in Information Sciences and Technology from Penn State University and this is a place for me to post or give my 2 cents on the fascinating world of technology. I am now working for a pretty big technology related company whose name I will leave out just to avoid any possible complications, however far-fetched them happening may be. Music gets included from time to time as well.

September 10, 2013 9:46 pm
Continuations: Tech Tuesday: Cloud and Reliability

continuations:

I have often said that Amazon has done more for startups than all of us early stage VCs combined. I really don’t see a startup anymore these days that is not getting going on either Amazon or sometimes Rackspace’s cloud offering (I have yet to seen a startup on Azure or IBM’s cloud). The idea of…

The key point of this is start-ups. I think most of the criticism about the adoption of cloud is specifically for large organizations with the capability to build their own private cloud and the liability of really dangerous data/applications to lose.

June 24, 2013 7:57 pm
Rivals Microsoft and Oracle team up on push into cloud
May 6, 2013 11:48 pm
Adobe kills Creative Suite, goes subscription-only

May 29, 2012 12:46 am
Netwire: 10 useful Cloud apps for Web designers and Web developers

netwire2012:

Cloud apps are beside Cloud memory an extremely useful kind of ons-line service. Some the following ten apps are suitable thereby not only for developers and designers, but also for Otto normal surfers.

The colleagues of DesignModo placed recently ten Cloud apps together, which might particularly…

Didn’t look into all these apps but I think there is real potential here from an enterprise standpoint.

May 7, 2012 4:21 pm
Oracle gets a chance to rewrite software law | Business Tech - CNET News

Where was this article 3 weeks ago? I thought I must have been misunderstanding something with the lack of concern over the possible precedents this case could set. Especially in today’s climate we need as much openness as possible for innovation to thrive. Our intellectual property laws have become a hindrance rather than a reward. Programming languages and API’s need to be thought of as the same as regular language, they’re not a product.

April 4, 2012 11:05 pm
Diligent Venture: What if Microsoft Word made a squiggle line under factually incorrect statements, like a spell-checker for facts?

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That seems to be a possibility, if Gilad Elbaz achieves his goals. And there’s no reason to think that this brilliant mathematician couldn’t do it. He’s made himself (and Google) a fortune by asking questions that others might find ridiculous. One of his most recent questions:

“What if you…

It shall be the greatest integration project the world has ever seen!

(Source: nyti.ms, via heartthecloud)

February 22, 2012 8:25 pm
CIA to software vendors: A revolution is coming| Reuters

"Rather than stick with traditional all-you-can-eat deals known as ‘enterprise licensing agreements,’ the CIA wants to buy software services on a ‘metered,’ pay-as-you-go basis, Ira “Gus” Hunt, the agency’s top technology officer, told an industry conference.

'Think Amazon,' he said, referring to the electronic commerce giant where the inventory is vast but the billing is per item. 'That model really works.'”

This is truly shocking. Never would I have expected for the CIA to say or do anything supporting SaaS. Security is an enormous issue with cloud computing so the CIA even considering it is completely out of the blue. It will interesting to see what system they implement to avoid the security concerns, the fact that the article doesn’t so much as mention SaaS I feel shows they might be thinking of a different kind of technology. However you really don’t gain much of a benefit if you are still dealing with physical software so I don’t know how they will avoid the cloud with this one.

November 29, 2011 1:16 am
What Comes Next: Now is a great time to be an internet entrepreneur

Some good points, the question is are we better off as “free-lance” employees?  It seems like this would give the individual more power, but it could backfire into making it easier for companies to pass off responsibility.  It also seems a little messy that we’re heading in a direction where all the different parts of a piece of software are handled by different companies.  Seems like an integration nightmare.  However, with the growing popularity of Software as a Service and APIs there has never been a better time.