Recent reports from the GAO indicate the US government is falling behind the
technology gap, effecting everything from nuclear weaponry preparedness to an
increase in medical errors that have pushed them to become the third leading
cause of US deaths. We have IT solutions to solve problems such as healthcare
IT interoperability, but for a variety of reasons, ranging from economic to
political, nothing is done.
Hardly a day goes by without some new revelation of an information technology
mess in the United States that seems like an endless round of the old radio
show joke contest, "Can You Top This" except that increasingly the joke is on
us. From nuclear weapons updated with floppy disks to needless deaths from
medical errors, many of which are caused by preventable interoperability
According to a report released to Congress, the Government Acc... (more)
Ever since I first published here my tentative list of Top 50 Bloggers on
Cloud Computing it became clear that an expansion would be needed before too
long. Thanks to community feedback via my Twitter account
(http://twitter.com/jg21) here goes - just three months before Cloud
Expo Silicon Valley (November 7-10) - with an expanded roster, listed as
before in alphabetical order since I am making no attempt at this stage to
rank the various blogs, merely to map - and celebrate - their existence.
Dustin Amrhein | "A View from the Clouds"
Dave Asprey | "Cloudy Words"
Ian Bergin | "Clou... (more)
Software Eats the WorldDid you read that Uber, the mobile application
company, received $1.2 billion in additional VC investment this month? Why
would investors be willing to invest so much? Investors believe that Uber is
among a group of mobile app companies capable of disrupting entire
industries. They are a data driven start-up enabled by mobile devices.
For insight into this innovative and transformative company read their
description, "Uber is evolving the way the world moves. By seamlessly
connecting riders to drivers through our [mobile] apps, we make cities more
Bothell, WA, January 30, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Today Datalight released Reliance
Nitro™ 3.0, the latest version of its embedded file system for Android,
Embedded Linux and Microsoft Windows Embedded Compact (Windows CE) operating
systems. This new version adds advanced instrumentation, enabling fast,
precise diagnosis of errors within the flash memory subsystem. Finding the
source of these flash storage failures is normally a time consuming part of
the development process, which can delay market availability of embedded
devices for many weeks.
At the heart of Datalight’s new file sys... (more)
Kaazing Corporation, a web infrastructure software company that enables
customers to deliver fully interactive web applications with real-time
information, today announced the appointment of Frank Greco, as its Director
of Technology for the Americas. Mr. Greco will be responsible for
understanding customer technology requirements, leveraging his experience as
an architect for large-scale enterprise applications deployed by financial
"I'm excited to join Kaazing, a company that is creating innovative solutions
that enable customers to deliver network-intensive, h... (more)
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Don't rule out Linux for the Cloud. For example, it's been reported that
Canonical COO Matt Asay recently said, "We're now tracking 12,000 active
deployments of UEC and we're adding 200 every single day. These are active
installations. These aren't people who downloaded it once and kicked the
tires for a few days then dropped it."
There's always the pesky payment problem, and Asay was quoted as saying that
Canonical wants to be "more aggressive" in converting free installations to
These remarks came at... (more)