Category Archive for: Future

Technology Watch List

When it comes to the next big thing, there are few that can argue with Gartner Research’s ability to look into that Technology Crystal Ball and see the future for what it is.  Yesterday at one of there conferences they revealed the “2014 Watch List” and I for one was surprised that there were no…

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Open Source – Open Data…mmmm you had me at hello!

As I started my morning thumbing through the world of technology and reading article after article for inspiration and dare I say direction…I saw a headline that stood out like a beacon.  “Socrata Releases “Open Data Server, Community Edition“, it stood out like a beacon and I have been following the concept of Open Data…

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HP Moonshot hits the Market

Back in January I did a post on ARM based Servers and in that post I spoke about the HP Moonshot concept server.  More information has come to light with regards to this “Software Enabled Server” and the hope that this new class of microserver will be the next big thing for HP. The entire…

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Are you an Agent of Change…or Just along for the Ride?

It doesn’t matter what role you play or what industry that you are in, there are those moments that you can see something on the horizon…it may be hazy, it may be out of focus…but you know that something is coming.  Our daily lives have us riding along the Information Super Highway at ever faster…

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Fueling Growth…What will the Future Hold?

All around the world very smart people are looking at how will the future unfold and sustain the next generation.  Is the future really about Green Technology? Is Information the Next Oil? Will humanity need to choose between the Environment and Quality of Life? Is Western Society in an unrecoverable decline?  In looking out to…

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Death of the Desktop? Looks Like the End is Nigh!

Windows 8 as a platform is struggling trying to find its Identity.  If you look at Microsoft numbers they are saying that it is the most successful version of Windows to date…but they said that about Windows Me and Vista too so I have a tough time buying that.  The move to the Metro Interface…

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The Things about Technology that FRUSTRATE ME

There is no doubt that I love technology and all the wonderful things that it can do for me. In a moment’s notice I can be checking out the latest gadgets coming out of China and then switch over and listen to all my favorite music in streaming glory, then hop into Gamer Mode and…

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Open Source in the Enterprise

Companies around the globe are leveraging the power of Open Source Applications and Infrastructure solutions on a daily basis.  Things like Apache Web Server, Firefox Web Browser, Pidgin Communicator and WordPress are used without question of their origin, status or the fact that the capability of the services provided are indeed Open Source but there…

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Open Data Around the World

I am a big fan of Information being free.  Society as a whole benefits from the sharing of data and I recently stumbled across a very interesting site that has started to catalog the state of Open Data from across the Globe.  The Open Data Census is a collection of the worlds Open Data Sets…

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Infographic of the Day – The Next Big Thing?

When one of my clients (who has become very influential in my drive to continue this blog) posted on his linked in that he had just got a 3D Printer…I was at the same time both a little jealous and also had to scratch my head and wonder why.  But that wonder why very quickly…

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