Day 3/3, Auckland.

Last day of the trip. Going for breakfast to “Raw Power Cafe” on Vulcan street off Queen Street in Auckland. Nice place, good food, freshly prepared juice. Hail storms in the morning, but the weather clears up and pretty nice and sunny later throughout the day. 10:30 Stuart and I meet with Prof. James Goodman Jim…


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Day 2/3, Digital Future

Digital Future Now Auckland, New Zealand, 13th of August, 2008   9:00 Openning by Mike Hearn, Executive Director, AMCHAM. Reading a pre-prepared welcome message. About 80 people participating. Chair of the session, Rod Oram, Business Columnist. Short address after the official opening. Infrastructure and tools needed to run real-time business from New Zealand. Infrastructure, broadband access, especially in rular…


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Day 1/3, Wellington.

Today I’ve started a 3-day trip to Wellington and Auckland with Martin and Stuart.  Trips provide an opportunity to break the normal daily life-cycle, and often give some time to reflect on general issues, directions of our work and life. Meeting various people from all walks of life, discussing the future of the industry and all the general…


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Cloud computing as green computing.

Most estimates put the enterprise desktop costs between $3000.00 and $5000.00 USD per year. Most of the costs come from help desk/support. Desktop “appliances” and DaaS can help.  Virtual desktops and DaaS solutions are growing and ThinClient desktop appliance vendors are growing rapidly to meet this demand. Replacing all 150Watt desktops  with modern low power…


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10 most disruptive technologies in 2008-2012

Gartner released a list of 10 the most disruptive technologies in the following 4 years. Multicore and hybrid processors Virtualisation and fabric computing Social networks and social software Cloud computing and cloud/Web platforms Web mashups User Interface Ubiquitous computing Contextual computing Augmented reality Semantics However, to some the list contains just the 10 most popular buzzwords…


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New Zealand high-tech industry.

Fonterra is the largest company in New Zealand, and the 3rd largest exporter of Diary products in the world. Fonterra is co-operatively owned by more than 11,000 New Zealand dairy farmers. A large number of small self-contained producers of diary products producing exactly the same products, using similar technologies, and within the same geo-political space….


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Teleconference with Plurality

Interesting teleconference meeting today with a company from Israel, Plurality Ltd (www.plurality.com). Otago University Business Manager Stuart Barson organised a meeting and we talked with Peleg Aviely (VP Eng), Igor Pe’er (CEO) and Robin Eisner. A prototype quad system with SPARC instruction set, and 2MB shared memory, with a number of software tools and emulators/simulator…


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Starting it up

Transitioning various blogs into a single point of entry. From now on, this is it – a single place to hold it all. Still need to add projects, publications and photo gallery. Moving data from blogger might be tedious, and will need to wait.


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