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Was there some bias as to what got said on Twitter on the night of the debates? Twitter needs to be able to handle large volumes and if they can't, they cannot say that they are providing any accurate public barometer on something as important as a Presidential debate. On the last Presidential debate (with Crowley as moderator), I wanted to send a comment out as I was watching the debates and got tangled up on Twitter (this was about 8:50 p.m. Central Time). Evidently, the Twitter "Cloud" was deluged with tweets and they had a hard time handling it. There was a rush to submit tweets to Twitter that night while the debates were going on and some perspectives ran into a bottleneck. Based on running into a bottleneck to post a tweet, I would say that all perspectives presented on Twitter were not equally balanced. Had to Re-Try Several Times to Get In I tried getting ... (more)

Cloud Computing Procurement: As Easy as Remembering RFP

When it comes to procurement, any technology or service should be evaluated with a good set of criteria. Executive decisions should not be weighted solely on a single selection criterion such as price. This applies to any cloud computing service as well. The twelve criteria listed below (see Chart 1) forces executives to take a broader review of the many elements of the total cloud computing service, and not just price. Each criteria starts with an R, F, or P which makes it easy to remember the total framework for the Yardstick for Technology Procurement (RFP). Chart 1: Yardsti... (more)

Intelligent Infrastructure: Clouds for Commercial Real Estate

If they plan to remain viable in today's markets, now is the time for real estate firms to make some dramatic changes by offering intelligent amenities in their commercial properties. How do we prop up our dying shopping center? How do we develop and maintain more business for our stadium? How do we raise our commercial properties' occupancy from 45% to 85%? These questions are being asked more and more in the commercial real estate industry as the economy remains in a slump in many locations. Many executives are baffled because their usual management techniques are not working. I... (more)

Redefining Cloud Computing: Cloud Calling and Smartphones

With more smartphones being utilized everywhere, should we be redefining cloud computing? If not redefining it, at least recalibrating it to encompass and fit new edge technology that is becoming the device of choice. Many organizations that are looking at implementing cloud computing should also be looking at BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) concepts that focus on smartphones and tablets. Why? More people are using smartphones and tablets than PCs today. They don't want to be burdened with "computing," that sounds too technical. All they want to do is make a call and get things done... (more)

Graphene: The Silver Lining for Cloud Computing?

This article is an excerpt from James Carlini's upcoming book Location, Location, Connectivity. The new wonder metal, graphene, is being looked at as a building block for communications and electronic devices on the level of what the transistor was sixty years ago. Graphene is a one-atom thick, mesh-like (think hexagonal honeycomb or chicken wire), semi metal that will add more battery-life into a smartphone among other breakthrough ideas like bendable displays. It is also ten times stronger than diamonds so its resiliency is perfect for use in a smartphone or any other device ... (more)