Wednesday, April 06, 2005

A "How-to" for Determining Whether or When an Emerging Technology is "Real"

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Wednesday, April 6, 2004
Dateline: China
A Rule of Thumb for Determining Whether or When an Emerging Technology is "Real"
Let's face it, the IT advisory services and management consultancies are way too expensive.  Fortunately, firms in China haven't fallen prey to their hypnotic chants.  However, this doesn't negate the need for periodic technological forecasting.  This issue is addressed with a relatively simple solution in my current AlwaysOn Network "Letter from China" column; the permanent link is here.
Update on Grid Computing
Grid computing is one of the most missed opportunities by China's solution providers.  Of course, it might help to have a bit of web services experience under one's belt.  And XML expertise, too.  Crawl, walk, run.  But it's still important to track what is happening in this space.
The current issue of the Proceedings of the IEEE, the world's most prestigious EE/CS journal according to scientometric measures, is a special issue on grid computing.  Here are some of the links:
Enjoy ...
David Scott Lewis
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