Cloud outage planning: As NY Times tech columnist Steve Lohr points out today, (Amazon’s Trouble Raises Cloud Computing Doubts), this weekend's storms brought down several Amazon-based services, including Netflix, Pinterest and Instagram—and it should provide a learning experience. As I have said for some time, the cloud is not a distributed computing infrastructure. The … [Read more...] about Cloud Outage Planning: Don’t Just Let Outages Happen To You
The tale has been told about Netflix and its surprise announcement of rate hikes (see Brian Stelter's summary, Netflix, in Reversal, Will Keep Its Services Together, from his Media Decode blog at The New York Times), its equally unexpected move to disconnect the Netflix streaming business from its DVD-by-mail business and today, its quick move to assure customers and investors … [Read more...] about Netflix: Strategic Dysfunction or 21st-Century Strategic Transparency fueled by citizen regulators?
Last-Minute Shopping Guide: Ten Back to College Tech Essentials (2022 Update) Perhaps you already dropped your college student off at school, perhaps you are about to—or after a few weeks, you feel a need to send along a care package. Regardless of the cause, an infusion of the right technology can boost performance, improve confidence, or improve safety. And technology is … [Read more...] about Last-Minute Shopping Guide: Ten Back to College Tech Essentials (2022 Update)