Sunday, January 26, 2014
What does it mean for Nicholas, when the model begins to revert ? Because of the widespread distribution of alternative energy sources, Utilities are suffering a decline. The demand for U.S. electricity in 2013 is anticipated to be 2% below 2007's peak. Power customers are back in the business of generating their own electricity.
In Liam Denning's article in the Wall Street Journal he notes that,
Subsidies and falling technology costs are making distributed solar power — panels on roofs, essentially — cost-competitive with retail electricity prices in places like the southwestern U.S. . . . . As more people switch to solar, utilities sell less electricity to those customers, especially as they often have the right to sell surplus power from their panels back to the utility.So, what's the IT metaphor equal to solar panels ? Distributed mobile clouds ?
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Centos is joining with RedHat. It's really interesting to gauge the impact with the variety of cloud providers. Azure doesn't have much for RedHat, but totally integrates with Centos.
Not such good news for Canonical, as this gives a real competitor for Ubuntu Server (in terms of licensing and costs).
Could give OpenStack a real punch-up.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
The very smart people working the beta site of RollApp have provided an easy, web interface, for numerous desktop applications.
This service is a perfect for a Chromebook user, who requires more sophisticated applications than is found through the standard Google Docs.
Now, I can use an inexpensive Chromebook to run LibreOffice or LibreCalc, and save the documents onto my Google Drive or Dropbox.
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