So you have 20 years of engineering and business management experience under
your belt. It is logical that you will have a level of tacit knowledge many
companies will pay for.
In the years following the Dot COM meltdown I remember encountering many
consultants. Guys we’d worked with for many years, and knew the
telecommunications business cold. Everybody thought when the Dot COM meltdown
occurred, these guys would do great with their new consulting careers. I
mean, with that amount of experience young companies should be throwing money
at these guys with all the experience.
In a recent post on a cloud computing mailing list, an old timer from the
telecom days admitted that for him “being an independent consultant means
about the same things as “being unemployed.”
That’s impossible. The old guys are needed, and young companies cannot
survive without their experience... (more)
The headlines are no surprise to those in the Internet business. "Police in
Central China have shut down a hacker training operation that openly
recruited thousands of members online…" (AP) We've know China, Russia, and
several of the former Soviet block countries are the source of sophisticated
hacking, and those activities have at least been tolerated, if not directly
supported, but the host governments.
The recent dispute between Google and China's government brings another
question into the breach – does a national government have the right to
censor or control the flow of i... (more)
Developing countries may be in a great position to take advantage of
virtualization and cloud computing. During a recent visit to Indonesia, it
was clear the government is struggling with the problem of both building a
national ICT plan (Information and Communications Technology), as well as
consolidating a confusing array of servers, small data centers, and dearth of
policies managing the storage and protection of data.
When we consider the need for data protection, considering physical and
information security, decentralization of data without adequate modeling for
both end us... (more)
1. ESBaaS Will Emerge in Enterprise Clouds.
Enterprise service bus as a service will begin to emerge within enterprise
clouds to allow common messaging within applications among different
organizational units. This will further support standardization within an
enterprise, as well as reduce lead times for applications development.
2. Enterprise Cloud Computing will Accelerate Data Center Consolidation.
As enterprises and governments continue to deal with the cost of operating
individual data centers, consolidation will become a much more important
topic. As the consolidation p... (more)
Over the past three years I’ve added study of citizen journalism to my
collection of hobbies. One of those subjects where it is understood you may
never make a penny income for your labors, but a lot of fun to learn and
appreciate the skills of written and photo journalism, and the role
non-professional citizens have in extending the reach of “mainstream”
Following dozens of writing classes, journalism courses, a couple hundred
blog articles, and hours of online seminars via podcasts from sources such as
the Columbia School of Journalism, I decided to take stock of ... (more)