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Twitter and Journalism

[NYT columinst] Roger Cohen makes a passionate case for the indispensability of “being there” on the ground for reporting. I think he’s absolutely right, and the expulsion of the MSM from Iran is a blow for the revolution that cannot be balanced by social media. But I also think he under-estimates how the new media […]

Wired Magazine: “The Good Enough Revolution: When Cheap and Simple Is Just Fine”

The Good Enough Revolution: When Cheap and Simple Is Just Fine By Robert Capps What has happened with the MP3 format and other Good Enough technologies is that the qualities we value have simply changed. And the change is so profound that the old measures have almost lost their meaning. Call it the MP3 effect. […]

Cloud Computing Gaining Momentum – The Hype, The Promises and The US Government

Today Cloud Computing is all the rage. But is it poised to become the “Next Big Thing” in the pursuit of the IT “Computing Nirvana”? Clearly the jury is still out. But make no mistake, the IT industry is once again abuzz with excitement. A wide swath of pundits, analysts and industry observers within and […]

Michigan Plans New Data Center and Government Cloud

posted by Sep 2, 2009, By Steve Towns Michigan’s Department of Information Technology will release a request for information (RFI) in September to gather ideas and gauge industry interest in forming a public-private partnership to build and operate the facility, according to state CIO Ken Theis. The state intends to break ground on the data […]

How Companies are benefiting from Web 2.0

The heaviest users of Web 2.0 applications are also enjoying benefits such as increased knowledge sharing and more effective marketing. These benefits often have a measurable effect on the business. September 2009, McKinsey Quarterly Over the past three years, we have tracked the rising adoption of Web 2.0 technologies, as well as the ways organizations […]