Quote of the Day: On Internet Comments

Congress should pass a law restricting public comment on the Internet to individuals who have spent a minimum of one hour actually accomplishing a specific task while on line. – Andy Grove

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iPad Update and Answering Ray Ozzie

This is an odd post – I’ll say that from the outset. It really combines two topics, and both have to do with the cloud, at least a little.   Some time ago I posted that I bought an iPad to demonstrate a cloud application. True, anything that runs a web browser is “cloud-ready” –…

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Quote of the Day – What sounds good isn’t always

“Much of the social history of the Western world over the past three decades has involved replacing what worked with what sounded good.” – Thomas Sowell

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Windows Azure Components

In a previous post I explained an overview of the storage options you have for Windows Azure. I’d like to pull back a bit today – because Windows Azure is often used as a single term, you might not be aware it actually is composed of three components. These components work together, but can also…

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What Role for IT Infrastructure in a Cloud Environment?

Most companies I deal with are seriously considering a cloud strategy. When you evaluate the benefits of a platform as a service, it makes sense to do that. But some of the folks I talk to are those who buy, build, configure and administer systems like file servers, mail servers, and database servers. They often…

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Which Cloud Are You Talking About?

In the early days of computing, IT delivered computing using huge mainframes, accepting input from users, crunching the numbers and returning results to a very thin client – just a green-screen terminal. PC’s came into the mix, allowing users a local experience with graphical interfaces and even other larger PC’s as “servers”. And now comes…

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Quote of the Day: On New Challenges

“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” Pablo Picasso

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Which Azure Cloud Storage Model Should I Choose for my Application?

Most applications have four parts – input, computation, storage and output.  I’ll write about all of these over time, but today I want to focus on how to choose the storage part of the equation. This won’t be a full tutorial, full of detail and all that, but I will put forth some “rules of…

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