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Dark Clouds and the Economics of SPAM

New study on SPAM economics crossed my radar screen, same week as the U.S. Postal service is reporting a reduction in volume. Related? Meanwhile from the dark side of the cloud, botnets are vigorous users of utility computing.

Choose Wisely When Using the Cloud

Cloud Computing holds great promise for innovation and advantage in computing and business. Choosing to apply it to some warmed-over application already served well enough will not lead to any breakthrough. Choose something thought impossible or unworthy before. Choose wisely.

Realizing the Bounty of Free Computing

We are awash with a unprecedented abundance of Free* computing capacity and free Web 2.0 applications. We have hardly begun to realize the potential wealth — scientific, social, educational and monetary — that could be unlocked by virtue of exploiting this capacity.

Mining Global Computing Reserves

Millions of networked computers form the internet. Some are servers and tens of thousands of them reside at the large websites such as Google and Amazon. There are explicit business reasons a large company may wish to make spare computing available as Cloud Computing. There are also implicit benefits to providers who dare to offer their spare computing cycles to the rest of us.

It’s not a Cloud. It’s a Mine.

Referring to the tremendous and growing free (at the margin) computing resources available to us as a Cloud, does not do justice to the opportunity. Global Computing Reserves are a resources to be mined!