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Decomposing the Value Chain in the Cloud

Back when consumer USB drives were flooding the market, it was quite common to witness how people would challenge datacenter-grade storage. They would do so by comparing it with devices they could readily buy on any retail store immediately and inexpensively. By comparison, IT storage was costly and slower to deliver.

Perceptive observers could think that, either there was a scam going on… or, most probably, those two things were not exactly the same

The funny thing is that the same still (yes, still) happens with Cloud Services. Despite being around for more than a decade, people still ...

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Additional thoughts about Cloud Portability

 

Despite how much I love the Cloud, it would be foolish to ignore the many challenges that it poses. And, when concepts such as Liquid IT or Multi-Cloud become part of the agenda, one of those is, without a doubt, Portability.

Back when I was a member of the Atos Scientific Community, I was one of the authors of a whitepaper that addressed this very same topic. Since then, I was fortunate enough to witness other points of view about the subject and some have certainly got me thinking. And, despite Cloud Portability might be one ...

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Spotting influencers and VIPs in LinkedIn with PowerShell – Part 2: “The Dark Side”

What we have seen on our previous post may seem interesting and powerful. Essentially, what we are doing is opening the door to creating local datasets with personally identifiable information coming from our Social Networks. That's a pretty big deal. Therefore, there are a couple of things that we need to understand before going forward.

Privacy, Law and Ethics

Usually, on Digital Media, whenever you can access some information is because you have rights and permissions to do so. However, I would like you to consider the difference between “can” and “should”. Now, you have the chance to “download” datasets ...

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