Monday, March 08, 2010

Links for 03-08-2010

  • Rough Type: Nicholas Carr's Blog: Nowness - "There are times when human beings are able to correct the bias of a technology. There are other times when we make the bias of an instrument our own. Everything we've seen in the development of the Net over the past 20 years, and, indeed, in the development of mass media over the past 50 years, indicates that what we’re seeing today is an example of the latter phenomenon. We are choosing nowness over ripeness."
  • RSA Interview (c/o Tripwire) On the State Of Information Security In Virtualized/Cloud Environments. | Rational Survivability
  • Red Hat Cloud Business Unit | Virtually Speaking | ZDNet.com - Appropriate cautions.
  • Adapters: Micro 4/3 - Interesting, Micro 4/3 adapters for many types of older lenses.
  • Data Center Strategies: Client Virtualization: Where Does It Fit? - "If the customer has already deployed a good application virtualization and desktop management solution (e.g. Symantec Altiris, Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack, or Novell Zenworks), moving to a virtual desktop infrastructure may not save much money in the long run. Moving to a desktop virtualization solution has to be a strategic (business) decision not a tactical (IT) one."
  • Press Gang § SEEDMAGAZINE.COM - Tricky questions. In this day and age, saying that a journalist only works for a "publication" doesn't work. But neither does saying anyone with a "laptop and WiFi connection" is.
  • Your Favourite Technology Will Not Kill Anything | Andi Mann – √úbergeek - "Even if, as Gartner predicts, by 2012, 20 percent of businesses will own no IT assets – which I find highly dubious; and even if the cloud computing market will be worth $160bn by 2011 – also somewhat dubious; then still a vast majority of organizations will continue to own their IT assets. Even allowing for some substantial private cloud deployment (much less dubious), there is no chance cloud computing will kill the on-premise, installed and owned, IT environment."
  • Voice recognition gets "cloudy," but is it the "new touch"? - "As someone who has used speech recognition regularly for years on multiple platforms, this future is "within sight" in the same way that I can see the moon out my window every night. Still, that's something, and anyone who tried to use voice recognition before, say, 2005 will be shocked by its capabilities and actual usefulness today. As companies like Microsoft, Google, and Nuance deploy more voice services that live in the cloud and not on a local machine, advances in understanding should accelerate—an exciting prospect for anyone (*cough* Editor in Chief Ken Fisher *cough*) who has ever had speech recognition software turn "but the fields" into "blood to feel.""
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