Head in the Clouds | CIO Insight

March 26th, 2008

The Forecast for Cloud Computing

A couple of good takeaways from a solid article:

"Like all technological advances, cloud computing isn’t without risk. For instance, there are security risks related to commingling your data with that of other companies.

Real-Time Events in Three Dimensions… at last? | MC Press Online

February 25th, 2008

Software That Depicts Real-Time Events in Three Dimensions May Offer Distinct Advantages |
MC Press Online

After years--decades!-- of fits and starts, the latest 3D technologies coming to market offer real promise for real-world applications. Look for more information at this blog in the coming months as we focus on 3D technologies for market leaders.

Java: A Retrospective

October 23rd, 2007

Java: A Retrospective

Read it all, and read the comments, and leave some comments of your own. Where do you think Java is heading?

IBM to Consolidate 3,900 Servers onto 33 Mainframes

August 1st, 2007

Centralization vs. decentralization, aka the glass room vs. distributed computing using servers and workstations, is a long-running argument in the IT world.

Well, the pendulum is taking a full swing again in 2007, this time to "lean and green" virtualization of servers -- onto IBM System z mainframes!  Click here for the full story:
 IBM to Consolidate 3,900 Servers onto 33 Mainframes

"In what it touts as "the most significant transformation" of its worldwide data centers in a generation, IBM announced Aug.

Linux developers considering move to Eclipse

July 9th, 2007

Linux developers considering move to Eclipse

"From outside the Linux development world, it would seem that this choice is a no-brainer. However, Eclipse is still largely seen as a Java IDE, rather than an IDE for any language. Eclipse can, and has been, turned into an IDE for everything from Java and JavaScript to C, C++ and C# and scripting languages like PHP, Perl, Python and COBOL."

Second Life open-sources its viewer application

January 12th, 2007

Second Life open-sources its viewer application: "Linden Lab, creator of the 'Second Life' online virtual world, is open-sourcing the code of the site's Viewer application, enabling developers to make modifications, enhancements, or add new features to the Second Life Viewer.

Ken Kutaragi, Cell and Playstation 3 | www.japaninc.com

January 5th, 2005

http://www.japaninc.com/newsletters/index.html?list=jin&issue=275:

"Ken Kutaragi, the brains behind the PlayStation games consoles, believes that the chip -- codenamed 'cell' -- will give future video games machines the power to animate figures as realistically and smoothly as Golem in the Lord of the Rings, or the CGI hero in the recent film version of The Hulk.

IBM’s ‘Marvel’ to scour Net for video, audio | CNET

September 29th, 2004

IBM's 'Marvel' to scour Net for video, audio | CNET News.com:

"Researchers at Big Blue are attempting to create a search engine, code-named Marvel, that will retrieve video and/or audio clips that for the most part can't easily be retrieved today on the Internet.

SilverLake/i3 merger: SilverLake Resources and IBM

August 17th, 2004

SilverLake/i3 merger: "SilverLake Resources is an authorized IBM Business Partner and Microsoft Certified Business Solutions Partner. The merger will further extend the new company%92s broad portfolio of enterprise-class integration and application solutions.