As previously-independent bloggers are being hired in droves by the major IT infrastructure hardware and software vendors, attention is turning to their independence and credibility. But this extends far beyond blogs: Today's social media influencers are everywhere! Discussions Are On The Move The new Internet isn't just about blogs. In fact, the majority of social media … [Read more...] about Vendor Non-Blogs
Google Reader has long been my RSS feed reader of choice, but using it was never much of a social experience. The earlier attempts at community, from shared feeds to comments, just fell flat. Good thing the solo experience (not to mention the iPhone version) was so solid or I would have given up a long time ago. Today, Google announced improvements to Reader, making the … [Read more...] about Google Reader Gets More Social
Google is the most important company to the Internet. Hyberbole? I think not! Without Google, the Internet that we all know and love would be a very different place, as would the business of IT. Along with Microsoft and the supporting community around LAMP, Google is the very foundation of modern computing. But the foundation of Google itself, its ability to rank Internet … [Read more...] about Google Is Heading For A Cliff; What Will They Do?
As I noted a few weeks ago in my post about joining the Nirvanix team, my professional focus is on helping enterprise IT respond to the changing business climate. Nirvanix management understands that enterprise IT is very different from other potential customers for cloud storage, so they've invested in services talent to help bridge the gap between the data center and the … [Read more...] about Introducing the Enterprise Storage Strategies Blog
I subscribe to hundreds of RSS feeds, and read them religiously. According to Google Reader's statistics, I read about 200 items per day out of over 700 posted to all of those feeds. As you might expect, I've got some strong feelings about blogs and news sites after reading that much. So this message is aimed at all of you content providers out there: Fix your darn blogs and … [Read more...] about Nine Blog Suggestions from a Grumpy Reader