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Future bookstores: on demand books printed while you wait

Lightning Source Launches Espresso Book Machine Pilot— Publishers Weekly, 4/16/2009 2:55:00 PM Lightning Source has launched an Espresso Book Machine pilot program, done in conjunction with On Demand Books, through which select publishers will be able to offer their customers the opportunity to print their titles on the Espresso machines located in bookstores. The pilot […]

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra Sees Potential Of Cloud Computing

Cloud computing has a supporter in Federal CIO Vivek Kundra, who told me in an April 23 interview that he saw potential for big savings with the cloud approach. In fact, the fed’s information portal,, is being moved to a cloud-computing infrastructure within weeks., and the Spanish-language version of the portal,, will […]

Renovation Nation: Improving Government service delivery in smart and sustainable ways

Dr. Paul Taylor, Chief Strategist at the Center for Digital Government has published a strategy paper on improving government service delivery using the four quadrants of Inspiration, Pragmatism, Democratization and Volunteerism. Read the paper here… Come to the MIT CIO Symposium to hear Dr. Taylor speak on the Green IT Panel…

NASSCOM publishes new report titled “Perspective 2020” on Indian IT roadmap

NASSCOM shared the key findings of its report ‘Perspective 2020: Transform Business, Transform India’, that outlines the roadmap for the Indian Technology and Business Services Industry. The report is based on extensive research conducted over a year by McKinsey & Company.

McKinsey’s Chart on IT’s Carbon Footprint

Datacenters: How to cut carbon emissions and cost – More disciplined management could help companies double the energy efficiency of their data centers, reducing costs and greenhouse gas emissions alike.