cloud computing

Cars Headed for the Cloud?

Cars Headed for the Cloud?

Well, not literally.  But in a recent press release, Ford announced it is exploring ways of increasing the efficiency of both gasoline-fueled and electric cars by linking them with cloud technology: At the Google I/O conference in May, Ford introduced its research and innovation into using the cloud to predict driver behavior in order to […]

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The Data Analytics Revolution

The Data Analytics Revolution

BusinessWeek has an interesting report on how data analytics are revolutionizing organizational decision making.  It all started with Google: The big bang in data analytics occurred in 2006 with the release of an open-source system called Hadoop. The technology was created by a software consultant named Doug Cutting, who had been examining a series of […]

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A Cloud Falls Over the Cloud

A Cloud Falls Over the Cloud

The Economist notes that problems with Amazon and Sony have raised real issues over the advisability of storing lots of sensitive data in the cloud: The two crises have also raised questions about the speed and quality of information provided by tech companies when confronted with systems failures. Details of what happened at Amazon Web […]

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