Tag Archive: IT

Smart Cities

There is a growing number of people that try to define a city to be “smart”: smart cities find ways to become more efficient, to deliver more services via mobile technology, to optimize existing infrastructure, and to leverage citizen participation to create better land-use decisions and to break down bureaucracy in order to stimulate a …

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“Mountains and salmon and coffee and rain” of Seattle

Tableau (DATA) is top on the economic news these days, thanks to the great success of its IPO, that even few days after keeps humming at +75% vs. the initial offering price – kudos! Well, ten years ago Tableau’s founders decided they needed a change of scenery and chose the “mountains and salmon and coffee and …

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Seattle the #1 Best City for Technology Jobs in the US

This is the news that Forbes publishes, based on high-tech employment data collected from EMSI and charted by the Praxis Strategy Group. During tough economic times, technology is often seen as the one bright spot. In the U.S. this past year technology jobs outpaced the overall rate of new employment nearly four times. But if …

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Why You Should Start a Company in… Seattle

It used to be, if you were serious about starting a tech company, you went to Silicon Valley. But emerging entrepreneurial hubs around the country are giving startup aspirants options. Laura Rich, from Fast Company, has been doing a virtual road trip of sorts to the nation’s technology hubs, asking people in those communities to …

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Cloud economics

If you still debate if the “Cloud” is coming, or if it makes economic sense for you, you may look at the new whitepaper that Microsoft has published with its own results: Our analysis uncovers economies of scale for cloud that are much greater than commonly thought.  We believe that large clouds could one day …

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US: the crossroad nation

Yes, the 20th century went by with the great expansion of the US as an economic and political super power. What are the perspectives for the 21st century, what its role as we see China and India drive growth?  The US still have an incredible opportunity, and I believe David Brooks picks well when it …

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