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22 Smart, Inspirational Quotes From Bloggers In 2008

On Dec 31, 2008, Adam Singer posted a list of smart/inspirational quotes from a myriad of bloggers he read in 2008. Here are his selctions. Chris Brogan: From The Way Today’s Web Changes Things – “You CAN do things a lot more streamlined than before. You don’t need an IT team. You need a nerd. […]

On Twitter by Nick Carr

Two recent postings on Twitter by Nick Carr, author of “The Big Switch”

Key IT Drivers To Fuel Business Innovation

Amazon Cloud Computing:”Pay-as-you-go and you can fire us on a minute’s notice”

While other tech companies watch plummeting stock markets with fear, Amazon’s Adam Selipsky (vice president of product management and developer relations) is quietly enjoying the recession. “It’s hard to quantify but the current economic environment is helping our business,” he tells me confidently, in a conference room with a panoramic view of downtown Seattle. He’s […]

Cloud Computing: Understand the Risks

Web-based tools such as Google Docs and Flickr can be very useful and convenient, but they’re not the safest place for your data. Ultimately, putting your data in the cloud involves choosing convenience and productivity at the cost of some security risk. In the real world, convenience almost always wins, and there’s nothing wrong with that. What’s important is that you understand the dangers.