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Twitter on Ulitzer Have we reached the point where email’s influence over our electronic lives is waning? It is hard to imagine, especially for those of us who grew up in the minicomputer/PC era. For two generations, email was the killer application. It delivered information reliably and within a few minutes. But today the properties that made email so attractive for so long are now a liabiliity. “A few minutes” for a response is so last year, driven in no small part by texting and cell phone ubiquity. At the same time this was happening, wikis, blogs and social networks have begun to erode email’s document exchange role. The notion of sharing photos or a slide presentation using email attachments is becoming quaint. Now, the Internets have gotten faster, and seconds matter. Amazon offers same-day deliveries in a few cities. Motorola’s new Cliq Android phone aggregat... (more)

A New Medical Journal Search Tool from DeepDyve

A new search site is in beta called DeepDyve that has some promise. First, they claim that they index millions of medical papers from paid journals and free sites. The problem in the past is that this content wasn’t too readily available. Yes, there is Medline, but not a very user-friendly tool. Second, getting copies of the papers to read has never been easy, particularly for those of us in the lay community that don’t have medical center accounts or access to medical libraries. This is where DeepDyve comes in. They charge a buck to rent the paper for 24 hours. You can get other... (more)

Happy New Year To Influential Bloggers Everywhere!

Virtualization Magazine on Ulitzer I hate those end of year lists, made especially tiresome this year being the end of the decade (which really doesn’t end until next year, but we won’t get into that). Nevertheless, I will call your attention to this list where I reside at #26: Ulitzer Names The World’s 30 Most Influential Virtualization Bloggers I am honored to be among such great company.  Happy new year everyone! ... (more)

Baseline: Open Source Apps, Now

The time has come for the enterprise to consider open-source software. OSS, like Apache Web servers, Asterisk IP telephone switches, Linux desktops and others, can be less expensive to maintain and easier to support and scale. It can also provide a level of professional quality that, in some cases, can exceed purchased proprietary code. But before you switch to OSS, there are some issues to consider. You can read the rest of my article on Open Source Applications in Baseline magazine here. ... (more)

Webinar Jan 18th: Are you ready for the cloud?

In conjunction with the good folks over at MSPtv and Redmond Channel Partner magazine, I am hosting this event at noon ET on 1/1: Are You Ready for the Cloud? How MSPs Can Dominate New Management Models. Managed Service Providers (MSPs) need to assess how ready they are to provide complete managed cloud services for their clients. While Microsoft and other larger vendors offer a mixed message in terms of hosted vs. on-premises solutions, MSPs through the right partner such as Zenith Infotech can provide a complete range of cloud computing services. But you need to take the right ... (more)