Tag Archive: BBC

Feb 02 2009

Tackling ‘the interweb thingy’

Over the weekend, I enjoyed reading a BBC Business article by Tim Weber from last week’s economic summit in Davos. In How companies tackle the interweb thingy, he points out that while every company worth its salt has a website, many “are still struggling to move beyond having a colourful website towards really using the …

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Oct 24 2008

Windows to go cloudy?

According to an article by Richard Waters in the Financial Times (Microsoft looks to cloud to open new windows – registration may be required), Microsoft may finally be ready to take a big leap into the world of cloud computing. He says the wraps are set to be taken off at a conference that the …

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Jul 24 2008

Autodesk opens Buzzsaw hosting centre in Hong Kong

Autodesk has just announced the launch of a new Autodesk Buzzsaw data centre in Hong Kong, to support customers of its construction collaboration solution across the Asia Pacific region, having spent three years on the selection process (see news release). The process was facilitated by inward investment agency InvestHK whose Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion, …

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Jul 03 2008

A bit of a Web 2.0 day

I spent a fair chunk of yesterday looking at and talking about various Web 2.0 applications, mash-ups and events. It was all started by reading an article on the BBC website, Government launches data mash-up. This led me to look at FixMyStreet.com, an officially-sanctioned project from MySociety.org that allows UK residents to report vandalism, abandoned …

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Jun 02 2008

Adobe starts community drive too

Last week we saw Bentley Systems establish an online BE community (see post); this week, it’s the turn of Adobe to expand its collaboration activities still further. Webware‘s Elsa Wenzel – see Adobe Acrobat takes big online leap – says “Adobe unveiled an online community Monday with a word processor; file storage and sharing; and …

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Apr 07 2008

Information meltdown

There’s been lots of talk about the credit crunch – now, techies are talking about the ‘broadband crunch’, apparently. Yesterday’s Observer newspaper had a feature, Video boom threatens to gridlock the internet, which said that “the amount of data travelling across the internet is growing so fast that the network could become overloaded and grind …

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Aug 24 2007

Rows over Wikipedia edits

The media is full of reports about abuse of Wikepedia by organisations wanting to promote their own cause or that of their clients. For instance, the BBC reports that the office of the Australian prime minister John Howard has been identified as the source of damaging or potentially misleading edits to Wikepedia (two days running I get to write about …

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