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Is Cloud Computing Software’s next Silver Lining?

written by Altit, Inc. -5/1/2009

written by Altit, Inc. -5/20/2009

For us Techies & probably everyone else, we certainly hope the answer is “yes”, but before we answer it, just like the President of a HIT company at LA who sits next to me at Interop 09′-Las Vegas Cloud Camp, a potential cloud computing buyer ask, “What is Cloud Computing?”

It’s self-healing, it’s scalable, it’s elastic, it’s share resource, it’s virtualization, it’s interpolating, it’s agility, it’s SAAS, it’s wiki, it’s blog, it’s away from the traditional dedicated services on hosting, ERP, etc. it’s… we, went through the discussion group and give the guy what the benefit could be as we see it.  To top it off, as we come out from the main discussion group, you can do hybrid mode as the car you drive, having centralized database while have portion of your IT infrastructure up on the cloud to have the benefit of both world.

But I think we just make our potential buyer more confuse than ever, he ask, “Can I go to somewhere and buy this from someone?” *I’m sure we all share a laugh on that one inside*

Perhaps, Cloud Computing is all we imagine this day in time that large companies like Sun Micro Systems that has the power to put 700 SuperNAS in the desert of Las Vegas, NV pumping out 100 degree+ of cold air every hour to be potentially one of the big cloud floating at Las Vegas, NV, companies like Microsoft, Amazon, saleforce.com that promise the world of security, agility, interoperability from their application/database/E-Commerce Solutions, why are we hesitant to answer this guy that’s already willing to open his wallet, swipe his credit card to say you go here, and this is how much to the cloud you’re buying?

Because we all know it’s a concept, it’s a grand, giant Techie dream that one day, Super, Super computing can go to its next generation of SuperNAS, SilverLight, Self-Healing SQL Database, Interchange-able Sales Query, share Hub orders, eliminate of EDI transfer across vendor, sub-vendors in the long list of Supply Chain, United electornic boards, memory, resources to compute each of the task we execute in the man-kind that no single resource was wasted in the down-time to simply become a generate heater in the middle of hot summer day that when single workstation knows to self-shuts itself when it’s fully idle to conserve green engery, to self-heal itself when virus attack, to self-maxmize resource as allocation hits 80/90%, if there’s a day like that… *Utopia, we dream under the cloud* ^^

With that, we went on to discuss our most, immediate interest, “If it’s so efficient in the cloud for self healing, self elastic, etc., will we ever lose our job under the cloud?” or completely the opposite,”Is Cloud Computing Software’s next Silver Lining?”

Me, personally, I like to think & believe it’s the later, Cloud Computing would be the next Silver Lining for the software industry and probably taking us to another whole new generation we can’t imagine-We all work in the polo-shirts of Microsoft, Amazon, SalesForce.com, you are a DBA-you wear Microsoft SQL logo on your shirt, you’re a CRM application designer-you wear Saleforce.com logo on your shirt.  My radical prediction that the techie industry gonna consolidate even more than currently has been, but we will be the one writing programming & codes to fully archive our dream of ‘self-healing’ database, ‘self-elastic’ computing resources, interploating sales order across enterprise’s SAP/SalesForce application & modules, giving all the platform (Super NAS, desktop, laptop, smart phones) as cyborg kind of intelligences to self-start itself on/off-to conserve the power we give them, to archive our goal of green environment. In the world of super-computing-large software enterprise, giant hardware manufacturer, let’s hope each of us Techie as the individual rain maker all working together with those common goal to bring the next Silver Lining from each of the Cloud we produce, we’ll be prosper more than ever in the rain of joy under the gaint, global cloud-green than ever can be.

For those of you who is interested about the topic and a similar discussion group, you can find out at:

“Is Cloud Computing Software’s next Silver Lining?” by Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum
on Saturday, June 13, 2009 8am
at the California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, California

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May 20, 2009 Posted by | ExpoS/Webnar, Technology | Leave a comment

from the buzz words of Web 2.0, Cloud Computing, Agile… to now, Enterprise 2.0(part1 of 2)?

 

written by Altit, Inc. -5/1/2009

written by Altit, Inc. -5/1/2009

Web 2.0, Cloud Computing, Agile Development-All these buzz words to throw at you when you walk into the world of computing/IT/technology. I know ^^ a bit overwhelming.

 

I recenlty took my gf, who comes from a more traditional based industry of jewlry import/export, to attend the Web 2.0 Expo ’09 at SF.  As you can imagine, it’s like escort a foreign government official visiting our country for the first time-pretty much translating all these buzz words & explain what they really mean to her.

Understandbly, she ask some of the questions that everyday people would ask-“What really is Web 2.0?’, “How did we change from Web 1.0 to 2.0? What’s the add-on improvement?”, “Will there be a Web 3.0? & What’s that gonna be like?”  By that time, I wish I can just flip out my iphone & have her read the Wikipedia on my iphone and tell her-google itwiki all about it. (I’m sure only IT geeks/mechanic will know how that feeling, people asking for free info. without really gonna make the effort to register what it really meants. sorry, honey.)  But, truly, forgive my ‘sqaured’ IT peers for a second, Web 2.0 simly really means from the traditional web 1.0 (Internet Technology-dialup modem, mosaic web browser) in the early 90s of government, school, companies that tells people about each of their entities what they do, where they’re (info. based), we’ve gone a step beyond that.  We’ve went from having the traditional web 1.0 website to now web 2.0 web ‘application’. Now, I hope that helps half of her question-The add-on improvement from web 1.0 to web 2.0 was we, as human kinds, improve our web technology to be a page that your local computer link up to see for government, school, companies’ info. to now the pages become a series of useful info. holder, and more so, they can work & do some special task for you (e.g. pay your online bill, routes from one place to another, etc. etc.) 

What else? what about Facebook? I ran into the same guy at the mechnic shop for the same question, except this time is my brother who ask me the question-“What’s Web 2.0??? Why Facebook is being classified as Web 2.0 companies?”  Well, I’m like that mechanic again, trying to politely come up with the best analogy to get the point across.  Facebook is being classified as Web 2.0 company because it’s an online application-you can social netowrk with your friends & contacts.  In addition, yes, this is more the business minds know, they turn around use those user base, user info. they gather to turn around sell the user base as a marketing data to other companies who interested.  That’s all. That’s all there’s to it.

Now, “what’s gonna be Web 3.0? how’s that gonna be?” I wish I really can say/pretend I know as much as I know how that’s gonna like, honey, because if I do, I’m really the next guy calling the shots.  Now, what triggers me here with this blog is really how simple some of the buzz words that the techie guys create but still yet seems to create a big myth behind it for everyday people-maybe from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 we really gone through Web 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.84H, 1.96G, “where have I been? did I miss something?” er… life of everyday moron, what can I say. “again sorry honey & my dear bro.”  Seriously, what really trigger me with this blog is the words like Web 2.0, Cloud Computing, Agile, you walk in to an expo like Web 2.0 SF ’09, you have companies like salesf**ce.com throwing each of those words to you of the 40 some years old sales-telling the same kind of lie-“our laptop demo is down”, we can’t really show you anything we’ve developed for cloud computing, but if you like here’s our bourchure, please send us some money for the free pamplet we’re giving you here if we’ve impress you that much” Er… …I feel like pulling out the iphone & have the guy google the words he’s selling for his own sake again.

Now, Enterprise 2.0, another buzz words that jointly created by IT & marketing folks, but I think it’s not bad of an idea, I like to use that ligo from time to time.  From what the event organizer, techweb.com,

Enterprise 2.0 is the term for the technologies and business practices that liberate the workforce from the constraints of legacy communication and productivity tools like email. It provides business managers with access to the right information at the right time through a web of inter-connected applications, services and devices. Enterprise 2.0 makes accessible the collective intelligence of many, translating to a huge competitive advantage in the form of increased innovation, productivity and agility.

May 2, 2009 Posted by | ExpoS/Webnar, Technology | Leave a comment

from the buzz words of Web 2.0, Cloud Computing, Agile… to now, Enterprise 2.0(part2 of 2)?

 

written by Altit, Inc. -5/1/2009

written by Altit, Inc. -5/1/2009

so what does that means? I can’t help to be like my gf, back to the role of everyday people, harras the mechnic for free info. if I have to. “what was Enterprise 1.0, what was the add-on to get to 2.0?” “By that definition-liberate the workforce from the constraints of legacy communication and productivity tools like email, NO Email???!!!” Certainly not, before I jump the gun to even ask anything about Enterprise 3.0, you know it’s just like the coin-phrased word Web 2.0 now, Enterprise 2.0 will be here to stay by the large companies to throw at you, but for good cost, yes, really, hopefully, this is really liberating us IT professionals, Analyst, Admin., Group users, Controller everybody who has been the victims of corp. america, planet starbucks, microsoft galaxy, the liberty to get better application if not, better use, user interface from the well-known ERP system, SAP, Oracle, sales f**ce.co for our sales force folks.  The ease of share info. quota, client info., market share to now days, medical info. personal info., ah… if there’s a day.  I certainly hope this isn’t by no means we turn our email away to twitter, plurk, list goes on thinking that’s the way we upgrade our Entprise communciation, application, resoruce for a ‘one good complete suite upgrade-like’ kind of revolution, but more truly a chane as we can really looking back as man kind, we had took our web technology to a next step beyond to do more useful & productive things in the everyday business application we use for the Enterprises, Fortune 100, 500 companies we all work for one time or another.

 

for more info. about Enterprise 2.0 Expo at Boston Waterfront, Bostn, MA from 6/22/09-6/25/09:

please go to:http://www.e2conf.com/

May 1, 2009 Posted by | ExpoS/Webnar, Technology | Leave a comment

OpenSource World

LinuxWorld Conference & Expo® is expanding to become OpenSource World™ and is co-locating with Next Generation Data Center(NGDC)™ and CloudWorld™ to offer an end-to-end view of enterprise technology within the data center.   The event will be at SF, Moscone Center West on 8/12/09-8/13/09

For more info., please go to:

http://www.opensourceworld.com

April 29, 2009 Posted by | ExpoS/Webnar | Leave a comment

Interop IT Expo

Interop drives the adoption of technology, providing knowledge and insight to help IT and corporate decision-makers achieve business success,

which is scheduled to host at Mandalay Bay Hotel, Las Vegas from 5/17/2009-5/21/2009.

For more info., please go to:

http://www.interop.com/

Save $100 on a conference pass with code: CMXYNL19

You can also register for Green Energy Camp that’s on 5/18/2009 at:

http://www.energycamp.org/

Or, You can also register for Cloud Computing Camp that’s on 5/18/2009 at:

http://www.cloudcamp.com/

April 28, 2009 Posted by | ExpoS/Webnar | Leave a comment