links for 2008-11-12: Cloud Computing, IT Budgets, and Linc Volt

  • James response for more. But he raises an excellent point about definition sprawl saying "We currently have such a bad case of definition sprawl that some segmentation is required. I like Tim O’Reilly’s recent three leg definition - Utility computing, Platform as a Service and Cloud-based end-user applications."
  • SIM’s 2008 Survey: Organizations are looking to IT for help, not cuts - "SIM revealed that IT budgets and headcount are holding steady and that many organizations are using IT to drive efficiencies, streamline operations, and cut costs, rather than just slashing the IT budget to save money during the downturn." Encouraging news for a vendor like Sun where our middleware is designed explicitly for driving efficiencies and streamlining operations resulting in lower costs or the ability to deliver new services faster.
  • Neil Young Visits Sun With His Linc Volt Car
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