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Articles by David Berlind
posted in October 2008
Over on his Tecosytems blog, Redmonk principal analyst Stephen O'Grady picks up a conversation that he and I first batted back and forth on Twitter. Twitter, with its 140-character limit to each post, can cramp even the simplest of dialogs. Take a complex topic like offline persistence of anything (a single page, data, applications, etc.) in a browser and I'm glad he took it to the blogosphere. Sometimes only a blog wi
With four tech titans -- Amazon, EMC, Microsoft, and Sun -- hitting their 52-week lows on Thursday, Oct. 23, and a bunch of others coming awfully close, I wondered in my last post if we should have called it Tech Black Thursday. In fairness, I didn't bother to do the same scan on some of Wall Street's other recent and horrific days. So, Thursday may not have been unique. But, at least in the case of Amazo
With the stock market going through the ups and downs that it's going through and with Warren Buffet saying "now's the time to be greedy" when it comes to stocks, several people have asked me which tech stocks might be a good buy. In my 20s, I caused several people to lose money based on bad stock advice and never gave anyone advice again. I still don't. But I poked around anyway
Here at Cloud Summit Executive at the Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley, HP senior VP of software Tom Hogan took the stage to share some of what HP has learned about the attitudes of senior IT personnel and CIOs when it comes to cloud computing (as well as HP's response in terms of its go-to-cloud-market strategy). One of Hogan's key messages was that cloud computing is less of a model or the computing panacea it's often described as and should be looked upon as a very efficient channel.
I'm in Silicon Valley today, attending, panel moderating, twittering, and blogging from the one-day Cloud Summit Executive (produced by InformationWeek's parent TechWeb) and the event was kicked off with a brief introduction by Sand Hill Group co-founder MR Rangaswami.
Earlier this week, InformationWeek's Antone Gonsalves reported on EMC's launch of MozyPro, an online backup service for business desktop, notebook, and servers running Apple's Mac OS X. There's a consumer version, too. As business user of a MacBook Pro, I'm candidate for this service. I use VMware's Fusion (also owned by EMC), so my Mac can host an x86 virtual machine (VM) that runs
Are you one of the more than 120 people on the who's coming list of people attending this Fall's Mashup Camp? If not, then why not? The mashup approach to software development -- the one whereby applications are built in hours instead of weeks, months or years by melding together functionality and data that's scattered across the Web, a network or both -- will likely make mashups the most important of all software eco