Amazon S3 getting attention, ROI analysis underway

I’ve been following the online data storage market very carefully, (having worked at a data storage company for 3 years) The new model of web companies is to minimize technical infrastructure, such as using webservices like a utility like power or water. Tim O’Reilly is asking for numbers from clients, a case study to show how the web is an infrastructure. The benefits? pay as you go, no need for a sys admin or HW purchase, no upgrading, and hopefully no data loss. Of course, the real risk is worrying about where your corporate data is, Jeff Nolan notes some issues with continuity with databases and storage. Amazon is not alone, I’ve a list of quite a few enterprise IT … Continue readingAmazon S3 getting attention, ROI analysis underway

How Guy Kawasaki became Technorati’s #24 ranked blogger (and how he aims to be 10, then maybe retire)

Arrogant A-lister? Succesful Entrepreneur? Or a generous knowledge resource? Guy is never a short of words as he shares how he became one of the top bloggers so quickly (I’ll admit, I was one who is jealous as he skyrocketed to fame in 3 month). His content is often written as a resource, a “how to” be an evangelist or entrepreneur. Best quote? “Who give a Shitake” about your personal journal. I was the one that told Jennifer not to throw around that “A-list” term, well she asked Guy right up front, pretty cool. Wow, Guy has a nice estate, what an incredible backyard. His goal is to be ranked in Technorati as the top 10, he’s 14 pegs away. … Continue readingHow Guy Kawasaki became Technorati’s #24 ranked blogger (and how he aims to be 10, then maybe retire)

Marketing Evolves: Roles, Programs and Strategies

Here’s a fantastic roll-up from Daniel Riveong Head of Search Marketing of e-Storm International, in which he provides this comprehensive thought piece of Marketing, Social Media, Web Strategy, and Search Marketing. In this definitive post; “Marketing Changes: CMOs, Evangelist, Social Media Programs, Website Strategy Positioning” He demonstrates the different roles, strategies, programs and changes that are required to be flexible in today’s Marketing world.

Blogger Dinner this Tuesday in SF

Hugh McLeod is coming in this week, a blogger dinner at Gordon Biersch Brewery is going to happen on Tue night if you can make it. Scoble has news, or sign up on the wiki (see who’s going already). Try to avoid the traffic from East bay, so take BART if possible. Did you know the freeway in Oakland melted from an exploding tanker? Thomas Hawk even took pictures. I got a lot of news from Dave Winer on Twitter, see how I get my news? What does it take for Hugh to draw on the back of my business card some art or a caricature? Anyone know what I need to bribe him with? I hope to see you … Continue readingBlogger Dinner this Tuesday in SF

Dear Speaker,

Dear Speaker, While I’m honored you read my blog, and think highly of what I publish, I would really appreciate if you would reference me or cite me in your presentations. It’s a professional courtesy to cite others, especially if they’ve worked hard to get the knowledge that they have. Also, it adds to your credibility, as third party sources can validate your point. Since we’re in a very open community, people talk, and people will find out anyways if you use someone’s work without their permission. I certainly encourage you to use this information I share to grow, be better, and to improve web strategies, I certainly would appreciate if you would reference me going forward. Professionally and Appreciatively, … Continue readingDear Speaker,

Dear Oracle Bloggers, host a Lunch 2.0

Oracle Bloggers, I know you’re frustrated in not getting the respect you deserve, here’s an idea, I’m helping out with the Lunch 2.0 community, it’s a community event that different companies host in the web and tech space. There’s been a ton of companies that have hosted this event, upcoming ones will includes LinkedIn, a networking company, and I even hosted one last year for HDS. Email me (on right nav) if you want details, I’ll help you get it done right, heck maybe PodTech can help you record the event on video, either way time to reach out to the community, meet other bloggers, make contacts and show your human side both on the blogosphere and in person. Maybe … Continue readingDear Oracle Bloggers, host a Lunch 2.0