Why it’s an endless churn

The endless search for an organizational handle on the market – that is, rational structures to deal with the irrational – coupled with managers’ ambitions and what I shall call their mobility panic, fuel a never-ending succession of personnel changes, marked by intense personal rivalries, in virtually all big corporations.

Moral Mazes

This books keeps getting better and better…

Cloud vendors name the price to go private

For many punters, the economic benefits of a pay-as-you-go rented virtual machine start to disappear at around $10,000 of predictable monthly spend, and at this point it really does make sense for them to investigate other support options or even start owning their own hardware.

Cloud vendors name the price to go private

Pivotal puts PaaS in the spotlight

{{{So specific!}}} Paul Maritz, the former long-time Microsoft executive and VMware CEO who now heads Pivotal, says there’s a lack of an application development platform with built-in capabilities to manage and analyze large quantities of data geared toward the enterprise. Pivotal is a “new platform for a new era,” he says.

Pivotal puts PaaS in the spotlight

MuleSoft Buys Programmable Web From Alcatel-Lucent, Marking The Telco’s Departure From A Core API Community

Alcatel-Lucent acquired Programmable Web in 2010. At the time, Alcatel-Lucent had hopes for fostering a developer ecosystem and build out its own API management strategy. But the effort never really seemed to take hold. Hopefully, it will be a different story with Programmable Web part of MuleSoft.

via MuleSoft Buys Programmable Web From Alcatel-Lucent, Marking The Telco’s Departure From A Core API Community

Nest’s Smart Thermostat Ties Into Austin Energy

According to Nest, its new "Auto-Tune" technology connects into utility data, to learn about your habits and automatically fine tune the device’s schedule to save energy; the thermostat is also tied into a "Rush Hour Rewards" program with Austin Energy an dothers, which will pay users incentives to use less energy when other users are using more; the program pays anywhere from $20 to $60 during the summer.

Nest’s Smart Thermostat Ties Into Austin Energy