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Yesterday I received a Google Storage for Developer Update email from the Google Storage Team. Here is a quote from the email: Thank you for using Google Storage for Developers. We write today to make sure you're aware that we've changed our service. Increased Account Limi...
Enterprise developers and architects beware: OAuth is not the double rainbow it is made out to be. It can be a foundational technology for your applications, but only if you’re aware of the risks. OAuth has been silently growing as the favored mechanism for cross-site authentication ...
In Google Analytics, there is a somewhat mysterious metric called the Bounce Rate. The meaning of the bounce rate is defined by the number of people who look at one page and then "bounce away" to other sites. Wikipedia has a decent definition. As always, Avinash Kaushik has a great art...
In the past when I felt that a document was important, I would email it to my Gmail account and label it with “important document”. After all, it has over 7G free space and growing. Now there are more choices. First is the Google Docs account can be used for storage. Second is the Goo...

You really can’t have the one without the other. VMware enables the former, F5 provides the latter. Sep. 4, 2010 10:45 AM EDT  Reads: 8,247

My company recently started using Google's enterprise mail service. We did this as part of an effort to be more efficient and more competitive. Google has great administrators and programmers who manage the service, as well as spam-detection and firewall features. And the price is ter...
Since when we got used to drag and drop documents for copying files? Windows 3.0? Now 20 years later, Windows apps turn into web apps and no drag and drop from Windows 7 to Google Docs? We know that HTML 5 is promising with drag and drop support some years later. Now, we will describe...
When we were in the habit of using external thumb drive, what is the best practice of keeping documents around? The best practice was that you always save to local folder such as My Documents. At the end of the day, sync the My documents folder to the external thumb drive with a drag ...
First we know there is storage in Gmail. After we saw Google Docs, there is storage in Google Docs. If you are a Google Apps User, you will say there are storage in the Google Apps Gmail and Google Docs too. If you have attended the Google I/O event, you will say there is Google Stor...
couple of months ago, Google added a modifier option for the Broad Match type. This option basically allows you to control which words must appear in exact or synonymous form within the search phrase. For the record, I have always disliked the Broad matching option. Especially since G...
We are helping companies migrating their in house file management solutions to cloud-based Google Docs. We saw one clever way of migration from one of our customer and would like to share the story. The customer has around 100 employees, using an in house file server to share document...
If I have documents sitting in Google Docs, why do I need to back it up to a different online storage such as SkyDrive? Maybe because I need the peace of mind that I can access it the moment I need from either places. Or in some countries, access to one may be blocked. Or maybe some d...
When we first began marketing and selling our software over the Internet, we used Google Analytics extensively. SiSense was a young and small company then, with a tiny marketing budget relying on cost-effective online marketing to acquire customers, and therefore any free tool that ga...
Every so often a few technology trends converge that yield results much greater than their individual parts. I think we have reached one of those moments with mobile devices (like the iPad) and HTML5. In many ways, the iPad is the perfect web device. It’s a lean-back experience optim...
Have you ever used your Google search history? If you are logged into any Google service, Google automatically keeps a history of your search queries ad web activities. You know that great web site you saw online and now can’t find? From now on, you can. With Web History, you can view...
Quest has just made available technical preview of it’s just-in-time access provisioning provider. The idea is that instead of granting cloud services accounts to all your users, you set up a framework for users to request access if they need it. The demo below shows how this works fo...
In an important industry contribution, The Open Group has published a white paper on how to build and measure cloud computing return on investment (ROI). Produced by the Cloud Business Artifacts (CBA) project of The Open Group Cloud Computing Work Group, the document: Introduces the ma...
It is often said that becoming an entrepreneur is the modern-day equivalent of choosing to be a pioneer on the old frontier. Only people with certain strength of fiber decide to found companies. They tend to be forward thinkers by nature, natural born pathfinders. But in age that lo...
We have been writing for years about the megatrend of Cloud Computing, and have also underscored that many of the opinions on Cloud Computing reflected here are because of both hands-on experience with enterprise IT and also the use of cloud capabilities for our business at Crucial Poi...
One of the side-effects of the rapid increases in compute power combined with an explosion of Internet users has been the need for organizations to grow their application infrastructures to support more and more load. That means higher capacity everything – from switches to routers to...
Cloud Sherpas is eager to announce the next major release of OffiSync! A longtime Cloud Sherpas partner, OffiSync 2.0 boasts a one-of-a-kind Microsoft Office to Google Apps extension tool that enhances Office with the cloud collaboration capacities of Google Apps. We proudly affirm ...
Google announced that they would open source the PowerMeter API that integrates home energy monitoring devices directly into Google's Power meter . The Google meter is a free software tool that lets you monitor your personal energy consumption from iGoogle homepage so that you can mak...
Geeknet network which includes SourceForge, Slashdot, ThinkGeek, Ohloh, and Freshmeat conducted a study initiated by Microsoft and found that at the end of 2009, over 82% of open source software was compatible with Windows Operating System. The results are a significant improvement f...
Cordys Process Factory offers a simple, effective mechanism for anyone in the world to create and deploy situational applications and MashApps, delivering Business Process Management (BPM) and workflow capabilities to the Google Apps.
In life, occasionally it is refreshing to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. In the context of cloud computing, it is imperative that you do this quite often. While it is easy to be focused and locked into a particular segment of the cloud, as I often do with PaaS, users ...
One of the very first CTO-grade decision I had to take in the making of Snoget was to pick what would become our main transactional persistence engine. Since we're using Erlang exclusively for our production servers, the solution seemed easy: use Mnesia. But I settled for PostgreSQL. ...

What if users could specify their own SLAs? More interesting, what if you had the means to actually try to meet them?

Feb. 17, 2010 07:21 AM EST  Reads: 5,737

When you first enter Google Buzz, to make the startup experience easier, we may automatically select people for you to follow based on the people you email and chat with most. Similarly, we may also suggest to others that they automatically follow you. You can review and edit the list ...
In the IT departments of many companies around the world, data volume is growing exponentially. Every day, companies gather more and more data to meet business and regulatory requirements. This challenge is often met with the purchase of more and more servers with more and more disks....
While the entire tech world seemed focused on Apple during the iPad rollout, Google just kept serving in silence, keeping the innovation engines running without distraction. I sure enjoyed the iPad rollout.  Although I was a little underwhelmed, I enjoyed watching the presentation and...
The importance of threat protection for restful web services, I presented a number of content-based threats for XML. When protecting an endpoint from XML based attacks, not only are payloads scanned for code injections, malicious entity declarations and parser attacks, XML documents ar...
Today what's needed is smart IT systems that can automatically analyze, filter and push exactly the right data to users in realtime, just when they need it. Oh, and since no one wants to own data processing hardware and software any more, those IT systems should be in the cloud.
Google did something brave today.  Something I never thought they would do.  They stood up to communist China.  And they did what they did with a speed and certainty that should make us all proud. In a blog post on their official site, Google discloses what they know of several attempt...
2010 will bring a load of new gadgets, technology, and advancements for consumers and enterprises alike.  Microsoft is releasing Office 2010, Apple is releasing their new Tablet (iTablet), NVIDIA is releasing their “GeForce 3XX” series of graphics cards, SSD’s will be...

As you head into to 2010, no doubt you'll be thinking about business goals. Perhaps you already have a mental to-do list: blogging and Tweeting more, networking more, starting a Facebook group or uploading video content. Once New Year's has worn off, you just want to jump in and get...

Web 2.0 may not have a clear-cut definition but irrespective of which way you look at it (there are 3 different ways of looking at web 2.0), it is about the behavior of complex system, it is about collective intelligence and it is about emergence. The fundamental principles governing s...
This time of year is a favorite for children of all ages – I happen to be one of these kids – in part because of the television programs that are shown around Christmas. A Charlie Brown Christmas, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, and How the Grinch Stole Ch...
Now that is something for us to consider, far beyond the impact of climate change on the environment, there is a consensus climate change could result in increased terrorism, or war resulting from the impact of refuges escaping their homeland (due to loss of land mass, loss of rain/fre...
Federal Computer Week published a great, succinct quote from Richard Schaeffer Jr., the NSA’s (National Security Agency) information assurance director, on three approaches that are effective in protecting systems from security attacks: We believe that if one institutes best practices,...
Kevin Fitchard at TelephonyOnline reports that Google's Vint Cerf is pushing for open spectrum among mobile operators. Vint Cerf, Google's chief Internet evangelist, is advocating a policy of spectrum sharing among operators. At the Open Mobile Summit, Cerf said that new modulatio...


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