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Posts tagged "Twitter"

Does Linked Data need RDF ?

Image by PhOtOnQuAnTiQuE via Flickr Before going any further, let’s get a few things crystal clear; The recent success of the Linked Data meme is long overdue, very welcome, and entirely capable of carrying the Web of Data far beyond its current niche adherents. A lot of my current work involves arguing that more organisations...

Do Sociable Media herald the transition from complaint to FYI?

Image by luc legay via Flickr Much has been written about growing Enterprise use of social media (usually Twitter, these days) to successfully track and mitigate customer complaint. Many have been quick to spot that the disproportionately high cost of satisfying (or, more cynically, silencing) these early adopters is unlikely to scale effectively as an...

Is Open Source inevitable in the Enterprise?

Image via Wikipedia Driving home last night, listening to podcasts from the BBC, The Guardian and John Willis, I began to wonder about the ‘inevitability’ of Open Source in the Enterprise. I shared the initial idea on Twitter and had some useful responses overnight; “Thought; Open & Closed Source coexist well in enterprise. BUT once...

Synergies in Big Data ?

Image via Wikipedia A short post, sparked by two related items that arrived by Twitter and email almost simultaneously. Via Twitter, TechnologyReview reports that it’s getting easier to visualise massive data sets without the traditional supercomputer. Via email, the UK’s Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) announces its contribution of £200,000 to a joint funding call...

Amazon brings EC2 to Europe

As I escaped the tedium of early morning traffic to slurp up some (free) wifi and (non-free) coffee beside the UK’s M1, Amazon’s Deepak Singh was winding down to the end of a day on Pacific Time with a tweet to announce the availability of Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) servers on this side of the...

Gathering information about the Cloud for the Financial Times

Peter Whitehead, editor of the Financial Times‘ regular Digital Business supplement, posted a message to his followers on Twitter earlier this month, saying; “Trying to get my head round what The Cloud actually IS (other than something that soaks you every time you go outside). Thoughts welcome” I was amongst those to respond, as I...