The latest Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism infographic summarizes its “State of the News Media 2012” report. Highlights of which are:
- 23% of U.S. adults get news from two devices
- 44% own a smart phone, and 18% own a tablet computer
- 70% get their news from a desktop computer, and 56% from tablets
- 64% of those employed full time own a tablet computer
- Twitter is more highly regarded than Facebook as a source of news story recommendations.
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Traditionally, the first few weeks of any new year gives us so much optimism and hopefulness. 2012 is no different. In fact, this blog starts with our hopes for Cloud Computing for 2012 via a great BBC interview and the rest of the content follows the same pattern.
If how the first 2 weeks started is a gauge, then 2012 will likely be a good year.
Here are the top news in and around the web for the last two weeks. This blog starts with three (3) great interviews followed by two equally exciting announcements – all are foundations to another great cloud year.
- The Forum BBC presents The Next Generation: Hopes and Dreams | Morphlabs CEO Winston Damarillo was among four young movers and shakers in their respective fields who lent their perspective for what 2012 might hold for us. Winston’s unique perspective as a software entrepreneur from a developing country and who believes cloud computing can transform developing countries can be heard from this audio file.
- Innovation and Investment at Venture Summit Silicon Valley | Toward the end of 2012, Morphlabs presented at the Innovation and Investment forum to create a litmus test on whether the venture world has come to understand the evolution of cloud computing technology and a validation that hybrid cloud will be the theme of the coming year for the enterprise.
- The Power of Cloud Computing | Another video interview of what is in store for Cloud Computing with CloudExpo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. Winston spoke on the two sets of users that benefit from the cloud – “users from the developed countries and users from the developing countries, the ‘Next Eleven’ emerging countries.
- Morphlabs Partners with Telx | True to its promise of providing a global platform for delivering the ideal hosted private cloud solution to the enterprise, together with Telx, Morphlabs’ Dynamic Resource Scaling (DRS) technology can now be leveraged to scale computes and storage on dedicated hardware on-demand — not only locally, but also remotely via a Carrier Ethernet exchange.
- OASIS Forms TOSCA Technical Committee to Advance Open Standard for Cloud Portability | Morphlabs and 16 other companies collaborate on formulating standards for deploying interoperable cloud applications. Having open standards around cloud will help achieve an IT environment with fewer boundaries, increase the speed of adoption and add a new level of flexibility. The beneficiaries of TOSCA will be consumers, developers and providers of cloud-based solutions. Read more about it here
With all these updates, cloud news is indeed looking up. We hope you agree with us. So, what are your hopes and dreams for Cloud computing for this year and beyond?
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And on the last pic, those are my parents who celebrated their 45th Wedding anniversary. Definitely a year to celebrate. Belatedly or not, am going to the Philippines to add more to this growing list of pics of what’s fun in my mother country. See you soon Paparazzi and Mamarazzi!
2011 was a great year! Our social media channels and tools helped us track the most popular links we have shared through this round up for the past 12 months. In this Top 10 list, we walk down memory lane on the top posts on Cloud Computing.
Top 10 Cloud Computing News in and around the web for 2011:
1. How Cloud Computing Can Boost Developing Nations | In a guest post for Forbes.com, Morphlabs CEO Winston Damarillo wrote on how cloud computing has shifted the benefits of the open source movement, fueling innovation from new sectors. An interesting article for those interested in the social responsibilty that technology provides developing nations. (October 2011)
2. On “Cloud 9″ with Morphlabs – Our Cloud Computing Predictions for 2011| Being on “Cloud Nine” is a state of blissful happiness – and we predicted that 2011 would be a year of blissful computing for our customers and for all enterprises, MSPs, datacenters and cloud enablers. Compare our 2011 predictions to what happened in the industry this year. (January 2011)
3. 15 Recommended Cloud Computing Management Tools For Your Business | With a team of content creators from around the globe, including CTOs, CEOs, cloud bloggers, engineers and technology enthusiasts, Cloudtweaks listed down the 15 cloud management tools and Morphlabs was among those short listed. (March 2011)
4. Education – Priority in Developing World – Syscon’s Roger Strukhoff captured the thoughts of World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and Morphlabs CEO Winston Damarillo as he discussed his Cloud Computing Vision for 2011 (January 2011)
5. Morphlabs Appoints New Chief Technology Officer | Morphlabs announced the appointment of former E*Trade Chief Technology Officer, Lee Thompson as CTO. Lee started last month to work in advancing Morphlabs’ technical vision of mCloud technologies, which support enterprise clients in overcoming the complexities of implementing the most price performant cloud solution on the market. (November 2011)
6. Salutations from Cloud Expo | During one night of CloudExpo NYC’s busy week, CoreSite, Interxion and Morphlabs hosted a cocktail reception to welcome expo participants. Morphlabs’ Yoram Heller commented on the three common challenges of cloud implementation based on some of the conversations he had about the present and future of cloud computing. (June 2011)
7. Bringing the Cloud to SXSW 2012: Three Panels That Are Overdue in Austin | To make panel picking easier, Morphlabs presented the three panels that address different aspects of the cloud including how to get started, building the right partnerships, and the global IT and cloud revolution in developing countries. This post resulted for Morphlabs to be chosen for SXSW 2012 along with a terrific slate of speakers and topics for the Interactive Festival: www.sxsw.com/node/9580 (August 2011)
8. Implications of User Interface Design for Cloud Computing Adoption (Part 1) | Over the last few years, design and usability have become increasingly important to business. The IT industry is now realising that how something looks and feels is as important as the features that it provides. This blog by Director for User Experience, Hunter Nield looked into how design is playing a major role in cloud adoption. (November 2011)
9. Untapped: Why the developing world must treat IT as a national resource (GigaOm) | In this by-line article for GigaOm, Morphlabs CEO Winston Damarillo mentioned that Open Source may have addressed some of the needs of certain developed countries, but for the rest of the world – software is not enough. IT solutions for nation-building require a substantial amount of computing power, storage and networking assets. Damarillo proposed that it is imperative that these efficient technologies are made available to emerging growth centers. Read this thought-provoking article here. (June 2011)
10. Morphlabs Launches mCloud Data Center Unit for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) | This post covered Globe Telecom, Pratesis and Exist Global’s joint announcement of their adoption of their Cloud Infrastructure Blueprint from Morphlabs. (September 2011)
There were other prominent and newsworthy links to cloud articles, events and announcements that didn’t make it to the Top 10 but surely made 2011 a memorable year for Morphlabs and cemented its role of being a thought leader in the cloud industry. Do you have others which didn’t make our list? Please send your comments to our twitter account @Morphlabs or Facebook page.
Happy Holidays from Morphlabs!
Explore the data behind this animation and read the script [Via Datablog]
Occupy Wall Street is a people-powered movement that began on September 17, 2011 in Liberty Square in Manhattan’s Financial District, and has spread to over 100 cities in the United States and actions in over 1,500 cities globally. #ows is fighting back against the corrosive power of major banks and multinational corporations over the democratic process, and the role of Wall Street in creating an economic collapse that has caused the greatest recession in generations. The movement is inspired by popular uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia, and aims to expose how the richest 1% of people are writing the rules of an unfair global economy that is foreclosing on our future.
The occupations around the world are being organized using a non-binding consensus based collective decision making tool known as a “people’s assembly”. [From Occupy Wall Street website]
168 people helped get this amazing #occupy video on TV.
How did we get to 7 Billion so fast?
Here’s MSNBC’s news video coverage: The 7 billionth child was born in Manila – a 2.5-kilogram (or 5.5 pounds) baby girl named Danica May Camacho – in midnight of last Sunday, October 30, 2011, at Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital, to mom Camille Dalura and Florante Camacho.
What do you mean by the word “Animo”?
Like a lot of words, its meaning relies on how you use it. It can either mean to live “purposefully”, or can also mean with “courage” and “motivation”.
Consider the following individuals: a humanitarian known for both his medical practice and his gift as a pianist, a philantropist, sibling brothers who both are CEOs of several banking institutions, a writer with 16 Palanca Awards, an entomologist who discovered a vaccine to stop malaria and a serial entrepreneur who has made a name in Information Technology, not just here in the Philippines, but in the global arena.
Aside from most of them having achieved the pinnacle of success in their respective fields of practice, there is one common thread that binds them – a La Sallian education – that has shaped them to be committed to excellence and faith through service.
With fellow La Sallian sportsmen inducted in the De La Salle Sports Hall of Fame, all seven (7) of them will be honored with the distinguished La Sallian Achievement Award today, at 5:00 PM, October 28, 2011 at the De La Salle Santiago Zobel School grounds.
The awardees: (click names to view some of their notable achievements)
- Jorge G.Camara – for Humanitarian Service – GS’63 and HS ’67
- Jose ‘Butch’ Dalisay Jr. – Literature – LSGH GS’66
- Geronimo B. de los Reyes – Philantrophy – GS ’49 and HS ’53
- Winston L. Damarillo – Information Technology – BS IME-ME ’90
- Rhoel Dinglasan – PhD, MPH for Science and Technology – LSGH GS ’85, HS’89
- Lorenzo V. Tan – Banking – BSC ’82
- Nestor V. Tan – Banking and Finance – BSC-Acctg ’78
To all of the La Sallian awardees – you make us all proud!
You have the animo in all of you!
You have lived a life purposefully.
You inspire all of us to shout “long live La Salle” – “Animo La Salle!!!”
Winston Damarillo and co-founder and fellow La Sallian, writer for this blog, Junnie Arreza in a light moment during the launch of mcloud DCU for the ASEAN region at Shangri-la Makati, September 8, 2011.
Ok, ok. What did I do in the last 5 days to merit me an 11pt jump? See graphs below:
(1) Klout now covers not just Twitter and Facebook, and more recently LinkedIn. Now it also accounts your efforts in Google+, YouTube, WordPress (and that includes this blog), Instagram, Flickr, Blogger, Foursquare, Tumblr and Last.fm.
(2) I connected all these accounts to Klout. Whatever accounts I have or whatever is still active. Just connect them to Klout for them to be computed.
(3) I updated all of them within the last 2 days and voila! +11 points in 2 days.
No secret at all – but just be busy reaching out from various touchpoints in your social media life. Don’t be constrained with Twitter and Facebook. Of course, don’t forget to do other stuff other than have a better Klout rating.