Posts Tagged ‘idc’

Software as a Service, ASPing, ESPing, ISPing and many more “SP’s”

Friday, January 18th, 2008

Software as a service. Sounds nice doesn’t it? How about utility computing or computing as a service?

Well it is not until you actually start to UNDERSTAND it – that you get to appreciate it. All too often the pundits of tech in society (as nice as they are), like twit.tv, cnet.com and zdnet.com – have a great habit of talking about tech and service – but never having actually done it themselves or can appreciate it at a deeper and more sophisticated level.

Case in point, is the fact that many people go on about “I want a real app, not some web app”. Or, I need to have connectivity while I am in a cross country flight, etc. To me it just seems that some people can’t get with the times from either a tech standpoint, or even from another perspective, say costs.

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China an inefficient truth

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

I read this entry over on David Wolf’s blog before my recent trip back down under about power usage and IT infrastructure.

Silicon Hutong

And the topic did strike a “Hey this is real man!!!” kind of chord with me. A cathartic resonance that shall never come from me with respect to the greater greenhouse effect crap while the infallible science is still not in. Nor came to me for any other “agenda” or “crusade of the world” that seemed to so very trouble all those students over in the Arts and Law faculties. That seemed to have so much time on their hands, relative to us poor saps in Engineering and Business school.

Politics aside, wastage for the sake of wastage though is not very good. And I have a rather poignant insider’s look at this issue that also manages (in my mind at least) to cross paths with this issue about China’s talent gap, or indeed this also about the talent gap.

What does resource wastage and power requirements have to do with a talent gap, or as they lament now in overly taxed and anti-entrepreneurial Australia – the “Brain Drain”?

Allow me to explain.

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