Highly respected writer and industry analyst Loren B. Thompson has just penned an opinion piece on recent changes in the Pentagon related to how DoD does IT. The piece, titled "The Twilight of Network-Centric Warfare" is worth a full read by anyone in the IT business, in or out of government. Dr. Thompson argues that the recent directive by secretary of defense Gates spelling … [Read more...] about The Twilight of Network-Centric Warfare
Most enterprise CTOs are very interested in the "cloud" and ways to tap into cloud-based resources. An interesting aspect of this discussion has been how to access the cloud while on the move. Today's cellular networks support that access today, and future enhancements are making that support even better and much much faster. How much faster? I'll try to put that in … [Read more...] about How fast is 3G and what is 3.5G and when will 4G really be here?
I got an iPad on Saturday, and spent about 25 hours straight putting it through the paces (my family was also part of the test team). The speed and user interface along with the apps are stunning. It is light and fast, the battery lasts over 10 hours between recharges (as Apple claimed it would). I have over 130 apps, 477 photos, 14 movies, and 664 songs loaded on it. I … [Read more...] about An iPad Review: No matter what the app, it just works well
I was a bit puzzled when I found out I made the "Washington's Tech Titans" list assembled by Washingtonian Magazine. Why in the world would they put me on that list? Well, it is certainly good press and I'm definitely honored that they would consider me. Here is what they wrote: "Bob Gourley, founder and CTO, Crucial Point. As former CTO of the Defense Intelligence Agency … [Read more...] about My Thoughts on the Washingtonian Tech Titans List
This post is a follow-on to my previous report on the 21 April 2009 Xeon 5500 kickoff event hosted by Intel corporation (see: Intel's New Chip ). My previous post talked about the new “Intelligent Processors” being fielded by Intel. With this post I want to provide a bit more information on a key presenter there, Justin Rattner. You can find background on Justin from two … [Read more...] about Discussion with Justin Rattner of Intel