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Real World Windows Azure: Interview が 14本になっていた!

Posted in Interviews, Microsoft by Agile Cat on April 9, 2010

こういう事例の紹介は大歓迎です
http://blogs.msdn.com/windowsazure/

Windows Azure

おっ、またきた、、、という感じで、なにげなく見てきた Real World Windows Azure: Interview シリーズですが、先ほど数えてみたら14本になっていました。1月から始まった (?)この企画ですが、興味深い内容が並んでいます。でも、なんでタイトルに連番をふらないのでしょうかね? ーーー A.C.

Thursday, January 14, 2010 5:41 PM
Real World Windows Azure: Interview with Ezequiel Steiner, CEO at Acumatica
As part of the Real World Windows Azure series, we talked to CEO Ezequiel Steiner about the cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) application that Acumatica developed on the Windows Azure technology platform and the benefits it provides. Here’s

Thursday, January 21, 2010 6:26 PM
Real World Windows Azure: Interview with Anthony Du Preez, Founder of Tradeslot and Adslot
As part of the Real World Windows Azure series, we talked to Anthony Du Preez, Founder of Tradeslot and Adslot, about how the companies use the Windows Azure technology platform for their combinatorial auction platform and the benefits that Windows Azure

Tuesday, February 02, 2010 11:52 PM
Real World Windows Azure: Interview with Conor O’Riordan, CEO at TradeFacilitate
As part of the Real World Windows Azure series, we talked to Conor O’Riordan, CEO at TradeFacilitate, about using the Windows Azure technology platform to build the company’s premier Web site and the benefits that Windows Azure provides. Here’s what he

Thursday, February 04, 2010 7:57 PM
Real World Windows Azure: Interview with Joannès Vermorel, CEO of Lokad
As part of the Real World Windows Azure series, we talked to CEO Joannès Vermorel about using the Windows Azure technology platform to deliver powerful forecasting models to Lokad customers. Here’s what he had to say: MSDN: What services does Lokad provide?

Thursday, February 11, 2010 5:08 PM
Real World Windows Azure: Interview with Michael Lucaccini, President of Archetype
As part of the Real World Windows Azure series, we talked to Michael Lucaccini, President of Archetype, about using the Windows Azure technology platform for the company’s media management system. Here’s what he had to say: MSDN: What services does Archetype

Thursday, February 18, 2010 5:55 PM
Real World Windows Azure: Interview with Phil Calvin, CTO at Sitemasher
As part of the Real World Windows Azure series, we talked to Phil Calvin, CTO at Sitemasher, about using the Windows Azure platform to deliver the company’s Web development software platform and the benefits that Windows Azure provides. Here’s what he

Azure Interview 1

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 5:32 PM
Real World Windows Azure: Interview with James Osteen, Assistant Director of Information Technology for the City of Miami
As part of the Real World Windows Azure series, we talked to James Osteen, Assistant Director of Information Technology for the City of Miami, about using the Windows Azure platform to deliver the city’s 311 citizen response application and the benefits that Windows Azure provides. Here’s what he had to say:

Azure Interview 2

Thursday, February 25, 2010 5:24 PM
Real World Windows Azure: Interview with Jim Graham, Technical Manager at 3M
As part of the Real World Windows Azure series, we talked to Jim Graham, Technical Manager at 3M, about using the Windows Azure platform for the company’s innovative Visual Attention Service. Here’s what he had to say: MSDN: Tell us about 3M-what kind

Azure Interview 3

Thursday, March 11, 2010 6:01 PM
Real World Windows Azure: Interview with Jacqueline McGlade, Executive Director for the European Environment Agency
As part of the Real World Windows Azure series, we talked to Jacqueline McGlade, Executive Director for the European Environment Agency (EEA), about using the Windows Azure platform to deliver the agency’s environmental awareness communication platform and the benefits that Windows Azure provides. Here’s what she had to say:

Azure Interview 4

Thursday, March 18, 2010 6:05 PM
Real World Windows Azure: Interview with Sarim Khan, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of sharpcloud
As part of the Real World Windows Azure series, we talked to Sarim Khan, CEO and Co-Founder of sharpcloud, about using the Windows Azure platform to run its visual business road-mapping solution. Here’s what he had to say:

Monday, March 22, 2010 7:07 PM
Real World Windows Azure: Interview with Jim Zimmerman, Chief Technology Officer at Outback Steakhouse
As part of the Real World Windows Azure series, we talked to Jim Zimmerman, CTO at Outback Steakhouse, about using the Windows Azure platform to host the restaurant’s social-networking application and the benefits that Windows Azure provides. Here’s what

Thursday, March 25, 2010 6:19 PM
Real World Windows Azure: Interview with Madhuri Tambe, Senior Product Manager at Persistent Systems
As part of the Real World Windows Azure series, we talked to Madhuri Tambe, Senior Product Manager at Persistent Systems, about using the Windows Azure platform to deliver the company’s e-governance solution for developing regions. Here’s what she had

Thursday, April 01, 2010 5:49 PM
Real World Windows Azure: Interview with Andy Lapin, Director of Enterprise Architecture at Kelley Blue Book
As part of the Real World Windows Azure series, we talked to Andy Lapin, Director of Enterprise Architecture at Kelley Blue Book about using the Windows Azure platform to create the company’s premier Web site and the benefits that Windows Azure provides. Find out what he had to say:

Thursday, April 08, 2010 9:53 PM
Real World Windows Azure: Interview with Patricio Jutard, Chief Technology Officer at Three Melons
As part of the Real World Windows Azure series, we talked to Patricio Jutard, CTO at Three Melons, about using the Windows Azure platform to deliver Bola-an online soccer game available on social networks, such as Facebook  and Orkut. Here’s what he had to say:

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DON’T BE EVIL, WHO WILL BE EVIL : Google ファンは見ないでください

Posted in Google by Agile Cat on April 9, 2010

あっちもこっちも敵だらけの Google さんですが・・・ 

google まぁ、みなさん、それぞれが商売ですから、いたるところで火花が散るのは仕方ないことなのでしょうが、それにしても Google さんは敵が多いですね。 というわけで、こんなビデオを作られてしましました。 → http://vimeo.com/9925756

Meet Google. The noun that became a verb.
The world’s favourite search engine, and the company whose motto is "Don’t be evil…"
Graphics by Patrick Clair, written/presented by Elmo Keep.
Full list of sources available here:
hungrybeast.abc.net.au/stories/beast-file-google
‘Hungry Beast’ airs in Australia on the ABC, 9PM Wednesdays. More stories: abc.net.au/hungrybeast

でも、あのマードックさんが Apple を賞賛して、Google を酷評すると、なにが、なんだか、分からなくなってしまう状況でもありますが、まずは Google News で見る Google の闘いを御覧下さい。 ーーー A.C.

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Google Sued for Buzz, Violated Privacy Rights
TopNews United States – Justin Sorkin – 1 day ago
A suit was filed against Google Inc., as it is claimed that its Buzz social- networking service violated the privacy rights of the people who are using the …
User Filed Lawsuit Against Google Over Google Buzz Privacy Issues‎ – TechRaga (blog)
Google tweaks more Buzz privacy settings‎ – Geek.com
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ABH NewsMarketing Pilgrim (blog)
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FCC Might Still Try and Regulate Internet With Age Old Rules
Top Tech Reviews – John S. on April – 5 hours ago
Now that companies like Google are trying to make country-wide broadband affordable for everyone, the FCC is taking notice and will make sure to keep a …
Video: Future of Net Neutrality Debated in Wake of Court Decision
FCC Seeks New Web Plan‎ – Wall Street Journal
FCC Extends Net Neutrality Comment Deadline‎ – Digitaltrends.com
CNETReuters
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FTC Asked to Scrutinize Google Buzz
PC Magazine – Chloe Albanesius – 30 Mar 2010
The members want the FTC to examine four aspects of Google Buzz: how Google will revise its Gmail privacy policy, notify consumers, and obtain consent for …|Lawmakers Ask for FTC Investigation of Google Buzz‎ – PC World
FTC alerted to Buzz‎ – Inquirer
Lawmakers ask FTC to investigate Google Buzz‎ – Los Angeles Times (blog)
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Google Nuclear
Breaking Global News – Harry Easter – 31 Mar 2010 While the breaking news of Google Nuclear, a new subsidiary of the popular search engine firm, readers are questioning whether now is the time for them at …
Google goes nuclear in TechCrunch prank‎ – Los Angeles Times (blog)
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Google, Microsoft Respond to Greenpeace
Data Center Knowledge – Rich Miller – 3 days ago
And each say that the data centers that power the Internet revolution are getting more energy efficient all the time. Google believes energy usage is an …
Cloud Computing: Google Responds in Detail to Greenpeace‎ – SYS-CON Media (press release)
iPad launch forecasts a “cloudy” future for IT carbon emissions‎ – Webnewswire.com
Greenpeace on High Tech‎ – RenewableEnergyWorld.com (blog)
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US trade body may block Google’s purchase of AdMob – anti-trust …
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Steve Jobs Back on Google Bash
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Murdoch Praises Apple iPad, Slams Google
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Google Mobile No Longer ‘Partially Blocked’ in China
PC Magazine – Chloe Albanesius – 9 hours ago
Google mobile services are no longer partially blocked in China, according to a Web site the search engine giant set up to monitor the availability of its …Video: 101 East – China’s cyber warriors
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Why Apple Needs an iPhone Search Engine
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(They’d be infringing upon a Google patent in the process, but that’s the price of business in the Valley.) Seeing as Apple’s product development process is …
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環境保護団体グリーンピースから、クラウド・コンピューティング業界へ提言 その_5

Posted in Green IT by Agile Cat on April 9, 2010

Make IT Green – Cloud Computing and its Contribution to Climate Change _5
http://www.greenpeace.org/raw/content/international/press/reports/make-it-green-cloud-computing.pdf

Cool IT

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In the global fight against catastrophic climate change, global greenhouse gas emissions from the energy sector must have peaked by 2015 and returned to current levels by 2020. Greenpeace’s Energy [R]evolution Scenario provides a practical blueprint for the world’s renewable energy future, and was developed in conjunction with specialists from the Institute of Technical Thermodynamics at the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) and more than 30 scientists and engineers from universities, institutes and the renewable energy industry around the world.ii

気候変動にともなう災害とのグローバルな戦いにおいて、エネルギー領域での全体的な温暖効果ガスの排出量は、2015 年までにピークに達するが、2020 年までには現在のレベルに戻るはずだ。 Greenpeace’s Energy [R]evolution Scenario は、未来における世界的な再生可能エネルギーについて、具体的なブループリントを提供する。それは、Institute of Technical Thermodynamics at the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) の科学者および、世界中の学術/研究機関と再生可能エネルギー産業から集まった、30人以上の科学者とエンジニアの連携による展開されている。

The report demonstrates how the planet can get from where we are now, to where we need to be. It shows how the world’s carbon emissions from the energy and transport sectors alone can peak by 2015 and be cut by over 50%by 2050. The ICT sector holds many of the keys to reaching our climate goals by innovating solutions to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and increase energy efficiency. Technologies that enable smart grids, zero emissions buildings, and more efficient transport systems are central to efforts to combat climate change.

このレポートは、地球上に住む私たちの、現在の立ち位置と、これから到着すべき位置を明示している。 そこでは、エネルギーと輸送の領域におけるグローバルな CO2 排出量だけについて、2015 年までにピークに達し、2050 年までに 50% 以上のカットが可能なことが示されている。 温暖効果ガスの排出量を緩和し、エネルギー効率を高めるソリューションを進化させることにより、ICT 部門は気候問題をゴールに到達させるための、数多くのキーを持つ。 スマート・グリッドおよび、ゼロ・エミッション・ビル、効率的な輸送システムなどを実現するためのテクノロジーは、気候変動と闘うための重要な道具となる。

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The ICT sector’s abilities to lead and to innovate are the reasons Greenpeace began its Cool IT Campaign in 2009. The campaign uses direct company engagement and public engagement to provide pressure on the ICT industry to put forward solutions to achieve economy-wide greenhouse gas emissions reductions and to be strong advocates for policies that combat climate change and increase the use of renewable energy.

ICT 領域がリードして革新して行く能力は、Greenpeace が2009年に Cool IT Campaign を開始した根拠になっている。 このキャンペーンでは、企業あるいは公共部門とダイレクトな約束を交わすことにより、経済界全般に ICT 部門が温暖化ガスの排出量縮小を達成し、また、気候変動と闘い、再生可能エネルギー使用を高める政策の提唱者になるようなプレッシャーを提供していく。

Formore information on Cool IT, please visit: www.greenpeace.org/coolit

Policy recommendations ICT should support

It is clear that as the energy demand of the cloud grows, the supply of renewable energy must also keep pace. Additionally, because of the unique opportunities provided to the ICT sector in a carbonconstrained world, the industry as a whole should be advocating for strong policies that result in economy-wide emissions reductions. Among prime concern is priority grid access for renewable sources of energy. Rules on grid access, transmission and cost sharing are very often inadequate. Legislation must be clear, especially concerning cost distribution and transmission fees.Where necessary, grid extension or reinforcement costs should be borne by the grid operators, and shared between all consumers, because the environmental benefits of renewables are a public good and system operation is a natural monopoly.

クラウドにおけるエネルギー需要が増大するにつれて、再生可能エネルギーの供給も、同じペースで増加すべきことは明らかだ。 さらに、カーボンに制約された世界において、ICT 領域には独自の役割があるため、この産業に従事する全ての人々は、経済界全般に排出量削減をもたらすための、強いポリシーの提唱者になるべきだ。 主要な関心事のなかには、再生可能エネルギーにアクセスするための、プライオリティ・グリッドの存在がある。 グリッド・アクセスのルールや、伝送と費用に関する配分は、多くのケースにおいて不適当である。 法律の制定は、とりわけコストの配分と、伝送時の料金において、明確でなければならない。そして必要に応じて、グリッドの拡張あるいは、補強のためのコストが、グリッドの運用者により分担され、すべての顧客により共有されなければならい。なぜなら、再生可能エネルギーの環境メリットは、公共における利点であり、そのシステムの運用は自然独占になるからだ。

Key Principles for climate and energy policy

• Emissions reduction obligations for industrialised countries, as a group, of at least 40%below 1990 levels by 2020, at least three quarters of which need to be met by domestic action.

• Industrialised countries to pay for their emissions permits in order to generate adequate and predictable funding, in the order of at least $140 billion US dollars annually, to support clean energy and other mitigation activities, forest protection and adaptation in developing countries.

• 工業化された国々における排出量削減の義務は、そのグループとして、2020年までに 1990年の 40% 減のレベルに、少なくとも至らなければならない。そして、そのためには、国内におけるアクションとして、3/4 まで排出量を下げる必要がある。

• 発展途上国におけるクリーン・エネルギーやアクティビティの軽減、そして、森林保護などの適用をサポートするために、工業化された国々は、年間で少なくとも $140 billion レベルの予測可能な資金を支払うべきだ。

A full list of Greenpeace’s demands for a fair and legally binding deal are available at

Greenpeace が要求する制約のためのフル・リストは、以下のドキュメントで参照できる。

http://www.greenpeace.org/raw/content/international/press/reports/copenhagen-greenpeace-demands.pdf

Support real climate action in the United States

The flawed climate bills moving through the US Congress are riddled with giveaways to the coal industry and made hollow by the huge amounts of carbon offsets made available to polluters. Greenpeace is calling on President Obama to support policies to keep global temperatures as far below a 2°C increase as possible, compared to pre-industrial levels, to avert catastrophic climate change by:

米国議会で進んでいる、欠陥のある気候変動対策法案は、石炭産業へ情報が漏れたことで骨抜きとなり、また、公害の当事者に大量のカーボン・オフセットを与えることで空洞化してしまう。 Greenpeace がオバマ大統領に求めているのは、産業化以前のレベルとの比較において、全体的な気温を 2度引き下げるためのポリシーのサポートであり、それにより、気候変動による災害を避けることである。 具体的には、以下の項目となる:

• Setting a goal of peaking global emissions by 2015 and be as close to zero as possible by 2050, compared to 1990 levels;

• Cutting emissions in the US by 25%to 40%by 2020, compared to 1990 levels; and

• Joining and encouraging other members of the G8 to establish a funding mechanism that provides $106 billion US dollars a year by 2020 to help developing countries adapt to global warming impacts that are now unavoidable and halt tropical deforestation.

• グローバルな排出量について、そのピークを 2015年に設定し、それ以降は、2050年までに 1990年のレベルに引き下げる。

• アメリカの排出量に関しては、2020年までに 25% から 40% の削減を行い、1990年のレベルに戻す。

• 2020年までに、年間で $106 billion を提供する資金メカニズムを確立するよう、G8 のメンバーに参加を促す。それにより、すでに不可避となっている地球温暖化の現象から発展途上国を保護し、熱帯における山林の伐採を止める。

For more information on Greenpeace’s demands for President Obama see Yes He Can — How President Obama Can Solve the Energy Crisis, Help Reverse Climate Change and Rescue the Economy at

Greenpeace からオバマ大統領に提出された要求 「Yes He Can — How President Obama Can Solve the Energy Crisis, Help Reverse Climate Change and Rescue the Economy 」の詳細、以下で参照できる。

http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/press-center/reports4/yeshecan

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