20th > November > 2010 Archive
A few weeks ago, the wizards at Gartner put out their prognostications for global IT spending for this year and next, and now they are rubbing their crystal balls to polish them to get a better sense of what will happen in particular markets in 2011. The good news is that IT budgets are expected to grow in EMEA after two years of declines. And not surprisingly, Asia/Pacific region, which missed a beat or two during the Great Recession, is expected to grow IT spending as the booms continue in China, India, and other countries in that part of the world.
Dell doesn't believe in The Big Switch. Company man Andy Rhodes denies the notion that the entire world will move its IT infrastructure onto so-called cloud computing services along the lines of Amazon's EC2. As you might expect.
A team of electric-car enthusiasts — well, maniacs might be a more-accurate term — from Imperial College London have completed their 26,000-kilometer drive down the Pan-American Highway from northern Alaska to the world's most southerly city in the Tierra del Fuego district of Argentina.
November 20, 1985, saw the launch of Microsoft Windows 1.01, the first publicly released version. Of course it was late.
Tim Berners-Lee has dubbed Facebook a threat to the universality of the world wide web.
Review If money was no object, what type of TV could you create? If you’re Samsung, the UE55C9000 is just one possibility. It may be slightly more expensive than many small cars, but the outlay gets you the slimmest TV you can currently buy, yet one that’s still crammed full of high-end features including LED backlighting, Freeview HD and 3D support.