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Wolfram/Alpha’s Computational Knowledge Engine Sneak Preview: Search results meet analytics

A Sneak Preview of Wolfram|Alpha: Computational Knowledge Engine Stephen Wolfram, creator of Wolfram|Alpha and Mathematica, & Jonathan Zittrain, Professor of Law at Harvard Law School Watch via YouTube: The Veil is Lifted From Wolfram Alpha By Miguel Helft, NY Times Wolfram Alpha is not a search engine. In a talk at Harvard Law School, […]

Appirio: Cloud Computing Savings – Real or Imaginary?

The venerable management consulting firm, McKinsey & Company, released a thought-provoking analysis yesterday on cloud computing economics. The piece has generated a fair bit of attention because it’s been taken to mean that migration to cloud platforms is actually more expensive than what large companies currently spend on their own datacenters.

Official Google Enterprise Blog: What we talk about when we talk about cloud computing

Recently, McKinsey & Company published a study on cloud computing as part of a symposium for The Uptime Institute, an organization dedicated to supporting the enterprise data center industry. We share McKinsey’s interest in helping the IT industry better understand cloud computing, so we’d like to join the conversation Appirio and others have started about the role of cloud computing for large enterprises……

Google Search Now Visualizes Data With Graphs

The new data capabilities are tied to the acquisition of Trendalyzer two years ago. By Thomas Claburn, InformationWeek April 28, 2009 Google searches for certain data sets now return interactive charts alongside text search results. In a blog post on Tuesday, Google product manager Ola Rosling explains that thanks to its acquisition of Trendalyzer two […]

Google clears the air on the virtues of Cloud Computing post McKinsey Quarterly cloudy report

CIOs are asked to focus on virtualizing storage, network operations and other critical business infrastructure rather than falling for the pipe dream of “internal clouds.” By Thomas Claburn InformationWeek April 28, 2009 03:36 PM The virtues of the cloud have become clouded and Google would like to clear the air. Blame consulting firm McKinsey & […]