As public cloud technology matures, the aspect of risk will start to fade away. What will remain is the tradeoff between easy/rapid scale on one hand and customization/control to accommodate application-specific environments on the other.
Big companies like Google will soon make it easier to get brand-name content for a cheap price. So who in technology is in the buggy whip business these days? And what companies are about to become obsolete?
In our pious zeal to feel better about the mess we're collectively making of the planet, many of us have settled on personal steps to green things up a bit. But are those steps really worthwhile, or just sops to make us feel less guilty?
The most important outcome of the Google-Verizon talks was actually the non-existence of an agreement. Namely that Verizon and Google don't have a backroom deal to implement their own private net neutrality vision.
A long time ago in a business not so far away, a king sat considering his fate. The weather had been poor during the last growing season, the peasants were getting restless and neighboring kingdoms were disappearing.