|The storage admin now has a new use for the time freed up by fast-and-simple allocation: monitoring the use of the virtual provisioned devices and their supporting pools.
Barry Burke (The Storage Anarchist), 0.007: virtual provisioning catch-22
|The various iterations of the iPhone Configuration Utility could be successfully used in smaller, depot-style support environments, but the tools as currently structured lack the security and remote reach for large deployments to use effectively.
Andrew Garcia, Apple’s iPhone Configuration Utility Disappoints
|The Silicon Alley Insider blog reported that Summize was acquired for an estimated $15 million in cash and Twitter stock. Are Twitter search ads next?
Mark Walsh, Twitter Buys Search Engine Summize
|Apple just launched K-12 on iTunes U (opens iTunes) that allows schools to use iTunes as a platform to distribute educational content.
Not quite sure why a school would find this easier than just posting the stuff on the web, but I do know Apple would love to get all those students spending even more time in iTunes.
Jon Robinson, Apple’s iTunes U for K-12 Schools
I can’t think of a single network administrator I know who would recommend putting iTunes on school computers.
I had to look up the acronym UMPC. It stands for ultra-mobile personal computer.
|If your business has any kind of web presence, this could be a great tool for you. Why? Your customers don’t even need to launch a browser to find you. Your application, branded with your logo, could be sitting right on their desktop.
Kyle Claypool, Tech Tools: AdobeAIR Apps
I’m not so sure about Adobe AIR apps. I can clutter up my desktop quite nicely by myself. I’ve already ditched my gadgets and widgets. The AIR apps look pretty but I still think I’d rather go to a web page and keep my desktop for my own clutter. I must say, though, that Kyle’s examples almost have me convinced to give it a try.
|Companies like Intel have a roadmap to reduce the size of circuits on the silicon wafer, down to about 10 nanometres – 10,000 times smaller than the width of a single human hair.
Darren Waters, Nano switch hints at future chips
The transistor, essentially an on/off switch, has been made using graphene, a two-dimensional material first discovered only four years ago.
Graphene is a single layer of graphite, which is found in the humble pencil.
|I believe that one real area of opportunity for Hyper-V is in bringing small businesses into the world of virtualization.
Charles King, as quoted in Hyper-V won’t sail past VMware on price alone, users say
|The Meta Group reports that the downtime cost for each company in the Energy Industry is $2.8 million/hour; in the Telecom Industry $2.0 million/hour; and for Financial Institutions, $1.4 million/hour.
Dr. Vas Srinivasan, Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Planning: Not Just IT’s Job