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November 20, 2008  9:08 AM

Windows Azure video demo



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
cloud computing, Microsoft, operating systems, programming, software development, the cloud, Uncategorized, utility computing, Virtualization, Web 2.0, Web applications, Web services, WhatIs.com, Windows

Here's Manuvir Das' presentation about Windows Azure, from Microsoft's 2008 Professional Developers' Conference: [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/AlF4V35U7as" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]

September 2, 2008  5:21 PM

Chrome: A shiny Web browser from Google may just be the next global platform for running Web applications



Posted by: GuyPardon
advertising, AJAX, Apple, applications, blogging, business, buzz, buzzword, cloud computing, collaboration, communications, cool, demonstration, desktop, downloads, freeware, geotargeting, Google, innovation, Internet, Microsoft, Mobile, Office, operating systems, reviews, search engine, SEM, SEO, Silicon Valley, social bookmarking, social networking, social publishing, software, Technology, the cloud, video, Web 2.0, Web applications, Web services, Windows, YouTube

Chrome logoTechies and geeks returned from one last weekend of sun, sand and summer to find news of a disruptive change sweeping the online business world. Meet


June 26, 2008  1:16 PM

What is Google’s vision for enterprise applications in the cloud?



Posted by: GuyPardon
applications, business, buzz, buzzword, cloud computing, collaboration, communications, compliance, conference, conversation, data, enterprise, enterprise 2.0, Google, governance, government, innovation, Internet, interoperability, software, Technology, the cloud, trend, utility computing, video, Web 2.0, Web applications, Web services

Three TechTarget editors interviewed Rishi Chandra, Product Manager, Google Enterprise, at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston. Barney Beal, Zach Church and Alex Howard covered a wide range of topics over the course of this exclusive thirty minute interview, questioning Chandra about Google's...


June 17, 2008  11:08 PM

Podcast: Live from Enterprise 2.0, discussing how to use social media



Posted by: GuyPardon
cloud computing, communications, community, conference, enterprise, enterprise 2.0, event, feedback, forum, government, interactive media, MP3, new media, podcast, social networking, social publishing, Technology, the cloud, Web 2.0, Web applications, WhatIs.com

Last week at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston, I was pulled into a podcast with Chris Brogan,


June 12, 2008  9:40 PM

What is Microsoft’s vision for social computing? Sharepoint’s Community Lead offers some perspective.



Posted by: GuyPardon
business, CMS, collaboration, conference, Database, enterprise 2.0, event, interoperability, Microsoft, social publishing, software, software development, the cloud, video, Web 2.0, Web applications, Web services, Windows, YouTube

Lawrence Liu is a Senior Technical Product Manager and the Community Lead for SharePoint Products and Technologies at Microsoft. In the short video below, he talks with WhatIs.com's Alex Howard on the demo floor at the Enterprise...


June 10, 2008  12:16 PM

What is enterprise 2.0? Cloud computing proponents mix with social software vendors in Boston.



Posted by: GuyPardon
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The question of creating an agreed upon definition for enterprise 2.0 continues to come up here on the Boston waterfront, as hundreds of software executives, CIOs, software vendors, media and curious technologists mix and...


June 5, 2008  10:12 AM

Video: What is cloud computing?



Posted by: GuyPardon
business, buzzword, cloud computing, commentary, conversation, event, forum, Google, the cloud, trend, video, Web 2.0, word meanings, YouTube

Sure, WhatIs.com has a definition for cloud computing. And our director has posted one of the best...

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September 17, 2007  1:49 PM

Andreesen on the three kinds of platforms, the cloud and the future of the Internet



Posted by: GuyPardon
Amazon, blog, buzzword, cloud computing, code, entrepeneurship, futurism, innovation, interesting, Internet, interoperability, learning, Microsoft, operating systems, programming, Silicon Valley, social networking, the cloud, Web services

One of my favorite discoveries of the past year has definitely been Marc Andreessen's blog. From the moment he first started posting long, chewy, thoughtful discussions of his thoughts on technology,


June 20, 2007  12:11 PM

Cloud computing: The “next big thing?”



Posted by: GuyPardon
Amazon, Apple, buzzword, cloud computing, data, Dell, Google, SaaS, software, the cloud, utility computing, Web applications

In this line of work, I can't help but encounter an awful lot of IT buzzwords. I even write a newsletter dedicated to picking the latest and greatest of 'em. Thankfully, one of the guiding principles of WhatIs.com has always been to decode the tech jargon and spin and explain what something is, who...


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