HTG recognizes outstanding peer group | i3

May 5th, 2010

Our peer group, HTG5 was awarded member group of the year out of the 22 peer groups at this year’s conference. Participation in this collaborative effort enables us to quickly compare ourselves to others in the industry, validate our strategy and decision making and go to market quickly with leading solutions and best practices that are proven and reliable

Clash of the clouds | The Economist

November 2nd, 2009

We will all eventually adopt cloud computing, simply because the current model of scaling servers up and down is very expensive. IT departments try to buy as many servers as they think they’ll need for computing power during estimated peak capacity. But we don’t need that capacity most of the time– so lots of servers sit idle.

Cloud computing can reduce costs, becauses it provides more capacity during the peak times, so we simply pay for it on-demand. When the peaks are over and less capacity is needed, the cost then goes down. From a business perspective, this allows a company to move much of its infrastructure costs from being a capital expenditure (CAPEX) to an operating expenditure (OPEX).

Businesses move to Enterprise 2.0 tools

June 4th, 2009

Coke and Pepsi. Crest and Colgate. It’s hard to unseat an entrenched incumbent in any market and Young said Microsoft’s SharePoint “will continue to steamroll the market.”

Businesses: Start Revving Your Enterprise 2.0 Engines

Several Dozen of the Stupidest Things Ever Said

June 3rd, 2009

A wonderful list of some of the most bone-headed things that people have said over the years about technology, and especially information technology: Stupid Things to Say.

Here's just a sample:

"I have traveled the length and breadth of this country and talked with the best people, and I can assure you that data processing is a fad that won't last out the year.

The New India: Michigan? | BusinessWeek

January 26th, 2009

In what may be an invigorating trend for US information technology providers, IBM recently announced it plans to open an IBM 'Global Delivery Center' on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing. The goal for the center is to modernize legacy applications used by state and local governments, as well as colleges and universities.

Palmisano: ‘Stimulate’ with Broadband and the Power Grid – WSJ.com

January 23rd, 2009

"Smarter infrastructure is by far our best path to creating new jobs and stimulating growth. We at IBM were asked to map this out by President-elect Barack Obama's transition team, and our research shows that a $30 billion stimulus investment in just three areas -- smart grids, health-care IT and broadband -- could yield almost one million new jobs within one year.

High Performance Computing is Flying High | eWeek

May 23rd, 2008

Why HPC Is Flying High

"The swift rise of cloud computing—applications made available as on-demand services for enterprises and consumers over the Web—is now requiring HPC and "super" storage at all levels, Platform Computing founder and CEO Songnian Zhou told an audience of several hundred IT managers and developers here at Platform Global Conference, held May 19-21.

Platform Computing makes specialized management software for HPC data centers serving sectors such as the financial market, earth science, oil and gas exploration, health care, and government and military installations.

McKinsey surveys software landscape | Rough Type: Nicholas Carrs Blog

May 1st, 2008

Rough Type: Nicholas Carrs Blog: McKinsey surveys the new software landscape
Softwares new battle lines are now becoming visible, report the consultants: "These trends – the growing acceptance of SaaS and SaaS platforms – are likely to create a tremendous battle between the largest software vendors and the newer SaaS providers.