There were 9 blog postings during September (2008):
Google at 10
Sunday 7 September 2008, will mark the 10th anniversary of the incorporation of Google Inc (not to be confused with the registration of the http://www.google.com/ domain 11 years ago in September 1997). In those 10 years Google has created one of...
Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 5th September '08
Are we approaching a green IT tipping point?
Anyone following the ongoing scientific research into climate change will be familiar with the term environmental tipping point. It usually refers to some point beyond which irreversible change occurs in either a single ecosystem such as the...
Clive Longbottom, Quocirca | 5th September '08
The value of business networking
Web 2.0 gets a lot of attention these days. While the term encompasses many types of interactive technologies and user applications, one particular application that has taken off fast is that of online networking. These networks are designed to...
Fran Howarth, Quocirca | 4th September '08
A whole bunch of episodes have demonstrated how bad many organisations are at protecting secret or personal data, especially those in the public sector. This is particularly apparent when data is mobile, or allowed outside the premises of the...
Rob Bamforth, Quocirca | 3rd September '08
Cooling by place name
Over in Australia last week, speaking at a datacentre event, I listened to a few other presentations where some new ideas were being put across for low-cost, low-carbon approaches to datacentre cooling. Well, I say new ideas, but the two most...
Clive Longbottom, Quocirca | 1st September '08
One of the perceptions around virtualisation seems to be that it automatically provides you with high availability (HA) and fault tolerance (FT). Certainly, as a platform, it paves the way for this capability, but additional tools are still...
Clive Longbottom, Quocirca | 16th September '08
How open is "open"?
If you were asked to open the window there would be little confusion in the request. Similarly a request to shut the window would normally be interpreted to mean that you should swing or slide the pane all the way to its rest and probably lock it...
Simon Perry, Quocirca | 18th September '08
From brand name to dictionary
One of the pleasures of being an analyst is spending hours on the phone learning of the latest innovations from vendors regarding their products. To animate such discussions, a presentation is often forwarded before the call which is used to talk...
Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 23rd September '08
IT professionals are looking for green leadership
In an increasing number of conversations Quocirca has with technology professionals it is becoming clearer that more and more people fundamentally get the problem of climate change. This is true for professionals working for both vendors and user...
Simon Perry, Quocirca | 30th September '08
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