I love it when companies let you pay to stop showing ads: it gives you a good sense for how much each customer (each pair of "eyeballs") is worth. Here, $50/year.
Watch over the next 2 years as the Big 4 of BI (IBM, Oracle, SAP, and Microstragy) battle distuption from well funded upstarts. Folks like SAS snd Terradata will have to pick sides.
The engineer says for $7,500 a month, Amazon will guarantee they will be on dedicated hardware, and not just have the IP addresses segmented through the VPC. Noisy neighbors are usually only a problem for larger customers though, he says.
He considers Google to be a serious threat to AWS, but not Azure. "Anyone who thinks there is a ‘cloud war’ currently and AWS is seeing any type of real challenge is just fooling themselves. Nobody can compete currently with the size of AWS, they were the first in and will be the last out. Google however will make it rain a bit, I’ve been using their cloud platform a little bit lately and I have to say. It’s … impressive."
It’s expected to have a valuation of $1.4B. I love it when pure play software company IPO’s because you get a peak at their financials and how they’re run for a specific type of software.
Local business owners take as a given that they need an ugly, slow, expensive and complicated point of sale system cluttering their counter.
–Square unveils new iPad stand dubbed Square Stand
The spread of iOS into retail/PoS is a great disruption story playing out right in front of us. The fact that they’re called PoS’s should have been the first clue.
“By starting with test and dev with virtualization, you could ensure that you had a high degree of success, gain your skills and then move on to infrastructure and finally tier-two apps. Then maybe three years later you got to business-critical apps.
“Just as it was a big mistake to try to start virtualization with the most complex workloads, it is true for clouds too."
It’s a slow race to capture the white-collar worker segment.
Look at the genealogy here, starting with our first move, the acquisition of MCI back in 2006. That provided us this very expansive global IP backbone network. [Then we moved] on to Cybertrust Managed Security capabilities in 2007, and then further on with Terremark in 2011, then a company called CloudSwitch, then Hughes Telematics, as well as the organic investment in our 4G LTE wireless network.
EMC believes that the third era will be one of mobile devices, cloud computing and big data…. "We don’t want you to build an app in Amazon’s cloud and have to pay Amazon a tax for the rest of its lifecycle."
“We will do cloud-based ERP on a massive scale,” said Vishal Sikka, a member of SAP’s executive board and one of the people who oversaw the project. Of SAP’s regular product, he said, “At some point in the future, complex implementations should go away. All of our products are moving to HANA.”
Was the Renaissance something that you put on and took off like a diadem, or was it something you did even while you slept?
At Stanford, Systrom opted to go abroad to Florence, Italy, for the winter term of his junior year, where he focused on photography. A teacher there persuaded him to switch from his Nikon to a plastic Holga that took square photos, a choice that would be echoed later at Instagram.
Massive demand, limited suppliers, huge barriers to entry. It’s a good time to be a manufacturing company. It is, potentially, a good time to be Intel. After all, of those four companies, the most advanced, by a significant margin, is Intel. The only problem is that Intel sees themselves as a design company, come hell or high water.
Through it all, we don’t have to become hermits. But we must not allow ourselves to continue being junkies.
Most of these dynamics predate the internet, but digital technologies are magnifying their salience. People keep returning to the mantra of “work-life balance” as a model for thinking about their lives, even as it’s hard to distinguish between what constitutes work and what constitutes life, which is presumably non-work. But this binary makes little sense for many people. And it raises a serious question: what does labor mean in a digital ecosystem where sociality is monetized and personal and professional identities are blurred?
Some things are beyond my control. For example, this whole controversy about Jay-Z going to Cuba – it’s unbelievable. I’ve got 99 problems and now Jay-Z is one.
The flavour might best be described as being a cross between medicine, crushed plants, and bitter mud.
The drink’s numerous medicinal claims came in handy during the American prohibition; as a medicine, Fernet Branca was still legal.