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5 posts • joined 17 Nov 2011

EU data bosses order Google to sort out privacy

Cico
Paris Hilton

Re: Yes Microsoft does the EXACT same thing and gets a free pass.

Good analogy! An obscure blog and Goggle have the same exact potential and the same issues with privacy...

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IT budgets plunge in North America, Europe

Cico
Flame

Translation

Companies are investing in the end user experience on mobile devices and Business Intelligence is top on the list. Which means that instead of focusing on data quality, analysis and mining of BI, to achieve a competitive edge, they are throwing money for the latest shiny dashboard.

I guess it's simply just another indicator of the sad state of the industry and the market. The roof is falling down, yet producers of shiny toys are selling like never before. Don't worry, we'll buy croissant when we'll be out of bread.

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Cloud proves that OldSQL is still cool

Cico
Thumb Down

No mention...

of SQL Server Azure?

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Punctured Google+ leaks bored users

Cico
Mushroom

APIs?

Well yes, but they're still read-only, not a big deal.

If they provided *write* APIs from day one, at least they could have started getting cross-posts from apps like Tweetdeck. Still, not really a big deal... people are living in Facebook and Twitter, some cross-post to LinkedIn but I wonder who ever reads statuses on it...

With read-only APIs people need to remember first, and then have to go there and do the post. Why bother? I guess they thought that everyone would move over because, well, because they are Google so people should be thrilled and move over. I would say they learnt nothing from Waves (bugs, too slow in delivering functionality, no killer-app, people got border instantly).

Also: logorrhea on Twitter is somehow mitigated by the maximum number of characters limit; the few people on G+ are producing petabytes of useless babbling.

It was good to build the launch around the "Circles" concept, but it's nothing new. It took an eye-blink from Facebook to revive their "Lists" concept and with the introduction of subscriptions, they put the last nail in the coffin.

Now, if only Facebook would build a Feed Reader as good as Goggle's one before the new "enhancements" (sic)... but I'm not holding my breath given they just killed RSS support :(

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Virtualisation: just a lot of extra software licences?

Cico
Unhappy

Even for server virtualization is not that easy. I've seen countless database servers virtualized on over committed infrastructures (both the physical servers and SANs). The problem is that too many salesmen simply push customers to over commit resources and that's were the savings come in... however, there's still a huge difference between a single server that has 2 x 4GB dedicated HBAs and the same HBAs shared between multiple virtual servers. It may or may not be enough, depends on the workload.

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