Recent reports from the GAO indicate the US government is falling behind the
technology gap, effecting everything from nuclear weaponry preparedness to an
increase in medical errors that have pushed them to become the third leading
cause of US deaths. We have IT solutions to solve problems such as healthcare
IT interoperability, but for a variety of reasons, ranging from economic to
political, nothing is done.
Hardly a day goes by without some new revelation of an information technology
mess in the United States that seems like an endless round of the old radio
show joke contest, "Can You Top This" except that increasingly the joke is on
us. From nuclear weapons updated with floppy disks to needless deaths from
medical errors, many of which are caused by preventable interoperability
According to a report released to Congress, the Government Acc... (more)
The first TPC-H one-terabyte benchmark on Linux has just been achieved.
The honor goes to Oracle Database 10g with a record-setting result of 9,950.7
The achievement is the result of a 3-way collaboration between
Lenovo - a Chinese hardware manufacturer and member of the Oracle
PartnerNetwork Oracle's China Development Center in Beijing Oracle's Server
Technologies Group in Redwood Shores, CA.
Details of the system benchmarked: a four-node Lenovo Cluster Server DeepComp
6800, each with four Intel Itanium 2 1.3 GHz processors running Oracle(R)
Database 10g with Real Ap... (more)
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So, how well-read would it be?
Scott McNealy has been hypothesizing that "It would be very well-read," even
though - so he explains - he can't start one because he has "to play a little
bit more like Switzerland" and be neutral. (Oh, that would be a McNealy first
Yes, "CEO Blogging" is back in the headlines again.
So, should he or shouldn't he? ... (more)
Bill Gates doesn't want to deny smart people the chance to come to this
country. Speaking in front of politicians, this viewpoint should resonate
well. After all, we're a nation of immigrants, and it's our smarts, our
ingenuity, that makes America great, right?
Yet the man is getting hammered (metaphorically) by people who think his view
that to eliminate the H-1B visa would be a good thing is, in fact,
disingenuous, cynical, greedful, and other bad things.
With unemployment among programmers at levels that probably exceed 50%, if
you count all the "independent contractors" and "co... (more)
HELSINKI, FINLAND -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 03/29/07 -- Stora Enso (NYSE: SEO)
today announced that Jukka Härmälä addresses shareholders after 18 years
Jukka Härmälä at the AGM:
"In 2006 profits rose as newsprint, uncoated fine paper and wood product
prices increased, and we benefited from our internal profit improvement
programmes. Profit 2007 and the Asset Performance Review (APR) are concluded
ahead of schedule, but the returns are unsatisfactory as increases in energy
costs last year and wood costs this year have eaten away a good lot of the
benefits," says CEO Jukka Härm... (more)
The Co-Web, the collaborative, media converged Web, is upon us. The Co-Web is
interpersonal; it is about getting work done together. It is much more than
surfing a YouTube/Google Map mashup while Twittering with co-workers.
Showtime uses those same technologies to build a Co-Web page where we all
interact on the same data at the same time, see the same context and make
better decisions as a result. A Showtime Co-Web application uses the same
standards as a normal mashup - OpenAJAX plus XMPP, RTP/RTSP and H.264 - yet
remakes the mashup as the Co-Web.
For the Co-Web - It's Showtime... (more)