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my Sony Z3c little annoyances

I have a Sony Z3 Compact from Three UK. The phone is one of the best phones I ever had and its form factor is superb, along with…

it’s the cloud economy stupid

In two recent news: In 2009, Zynga was a marquee customer for Amazon.com ‘cloud-computing services. Two years later, it spent $100 million to build its own data centers…

how microsoft changed

The NY Times has a brilliant article about Microsoft which is probably the best resume for their future and current strategy. We’ve seen Microsoft acting weird under Ballmer command…

Shadow IT and CMO power

CIO.com has a quite interesting article on how the Shadow IT favours the Chief Marketing Officer and their agenda, rather than the regular IT Manager or CIO. Shadow…

future idea; world first bitcoin (physical) bank

1) Use this as a bitcoin wallet; 2) fill a datacenter with them; 3) sell it as the world first bitcoin bank 4) profit It comes with built-in…

ARM as the new Spectrum

Back in the 80’s, we had this (actually, I had one of these made in Portugal): This was a Timex 2048, which was a “clone” of ZX Spectrum….

Cisco predicts that the cloud is going to be the future

Old habits die hard, they say. Network is one of them. Network in the datacenter is not actually a modern habit. It’s rather vanishing because more people are…

IE for all

Finally Microsoft launched an Internet Explorer for developers and designers to test their own websites. It’s free and it’s not a virtual machine but rather an Azure (free)…

apple smartest move ever

Is actually the Apple SIM, that they launched today. Pretty clever move. Have a SIM that could connect to a bunch of mobile carriers, being sold as ‘agnostic’…

google supply management made easy

Sometimes I get asked if companies should have more than one technology supplier (to have discounts) or a bunch of them (to have choice). It’s indeed a matter…

when a dumb pipe controls your data access

A few years ago, Telcos ruled the world. They controlled our calls, messages, games, apps, payments, address book, location and even music. Those services were all provided by…

quick review of yesterday apple announcements

you’re the product

This is a graph that Jawbone released from yesterday earthquake in Napa, Northern California.  Pretty cool, when you have access to data of thousands of users and you can…

throwback thursday – the pager

20 years ago I had this pager. My mom used to “call” me on that. It had a good alarm and news service. Now we use twitter.

everyone thinks they’re special

When you work for the public sector, there’s this need to create your own walled garden and make yourself the guardian keeper of something. It might be some…

data is like water

– Clean data is like clean water. It’s expensive, scarce and we should save it for hard times. – If data is like water, then it doesn’t matter…

the genius behind Apple products

Jony Ive is known as the genius behind latest Apple products, such as the iphone, iMac, Macbook, iPod and even the new iOS. So I thought that this…

is Apple the new Microsoft ?

“Apple is the new Microsoft“, some say. Almost every hipster and Apple fanboy will tell that’s not true and will fearlessly say it’s the opposite. Because Apple will never loose…

Amazon Zocalo – hands on

Amazon has given me the privilege to test their new service Zocalo, which is like a nice dropbox alike frontend for S3.  My first initial feeling is that the…

the strange case of Foocall

FooCall is one of those strange cases of an application with lots of potential, yet unleashed. For those who never used it, Foocall is an application that allows…

captains log; mostly doing this

Lately I’ve been using Windows. No, this isn’t a OS war again, but just a personal thing. Windows 7 was really good. Now with 2012 and the 8 thingie,…

first world cloud problems; your code

Rackspace launched a new service, the “bare metal cloud” (more info here), because neighbours can be loud and you need some privacy and performance. Basically it’s Openstack on…

Fire – Amazon new shopping device

Everyone’s talking about the new phone from Amazon and its new 3D features. Which are rather cool, such as the device itself. But for me the most important…

opensource; the latest PR stunt from Tesla

Disclaimer: I love Tesla cars! The Good: Tesla Motors yesterday did something that no one would ever expected. They opensourced their patent portfolio and give it to the…

the evolution of cloud competition on the magic quadrant

A couple of weeks ago I’ve wrote about how Amazon is leaving its competition behind when it comes to cloud computing – “mirrors and snails in the cloud”….

API’s are the new karma

Today, Simon Wardley on twitter while in a talk regarding Amazon AWS innovation and competitors, said that there’s not that much innovation from Amazon competitors, just pointless differentiation, e.g….

the IT world will be a container shipping industry

If we look at the current IT world we can see that people want to move their infrastructure, services and business into a more cloud environment, because running…

cloud is new the new opensource

A few years ago, when people pitched opensource to government, it was all about the price, lower operational and infrastructural costs and to improve technology. Then the professional consultant…

mirrors and snails in the cloud

Mike Kavis wrote a recent article about cloud computing and how for Amazon (AWS), objects in the rear mirror appear closer than they look. He pretty much describes…

Apple, updating what people don’t need

Hipsters all around the world, rejoice. Apple has released an update to Mavericks. The 10.9.3 (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6228) Thing is, along all the updates (who’s using 4k right now ?!?), they…

Javascript as top language @Github

In 2005, Mário Valente gave a presentation in Lisbon about the future (and how Javascript) would succeed (on client and server side). Download Here In 2007, I wrote (on…

innovation; we need more carpenters not architects

So, the other day I was reading an article about architects and carpenters regarding innovation, where the author (John Mitchell), described his experience when dealing with home renovation. Since…

AWS journey has just begun

On this year AWS Summit, Amazon just detailed the future for Amazon Web Services, which I previously talked here, saying that they’re going full enterprise. Yet the most…

the cloud is definitely going enterprise

At the AWS Summit, Todd Weatherby gave a quick lance about how Amazon is going to position itself in the future. Bottom line; it’s going full enterprise, towards people and…

game of services, walled gardens and casterly rock

Jason Perlow, ZDNet editor, wrote a good article describing the cloud wars and interoperability problem between services, calling it “Game of Services: Revenge of the cloud dragons“. I…

downtime and disaster recovery

Recently, Forbes published an article about the Immortal Enterprise, the one that never stops and never gets disrupted.  To quickly sum it up: – Unplanned downtimes can kill…