April, 2009

  • Steve Clayton

    Jobs Speaks



    Made me smile. Apparently it’s Wired’s last in their popular “Artifacts From the Future” page.

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    Fill Your Sunday with Cloud Computing



    I read a tonne of great stuff on cloud computing last week – a lot of it from CIO Magazine including the following



    Scott Watermasysk also gave us a short but very useful comparison of cloud offerings from Google, Amazon and Microsoft and then there are these two great pieces by Joe Weinman



    One that caught my eye was John Chamber’s interview with CIO where he called cloud computing a security nightmare. Sure security is a big deal and probably the #1 concern for enterprise customers but for consumers it’s probably near the bottom of their list. I’m not saying it should be but they care much more about ease of use and cost I suspect. I suppose if Chambers had said “oh yeah security in the cloud is easy” it wouldn’t have made quite such a good soundbite at the RSA conference in San Fran last week.

    On the topic of security though, I can’t believe how well we (Microsoft) have managed to hide the news that back in August last year our datacenters got ISO/IEC 27001:2005 Certification. What does that mean?


    ISO/IEC 27001:2005 is an internationally recognized standard that identifies, manages and minimizes the range of threats to which information is regularly subjected.  Certification to the ISO/IEC 27001:2005 standard reinforces to customers, through an independent third-party, that Microsoft operates an Information Security Management System (ISMS) in accordance with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

    “As the first major online service provider to earn ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certification, Microsoft is further demonstrating a commitment to making its company more secure and securing the information of its customers,” said Todd VanderVen, President of BSI Management Systems”


    Congrats to GFS

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    Lime green Porsche sir? Salmon pink Ferrari perhaps? No I didn’t think so and thankfully neither are actual motors…they’re images I whipped up thanks to UseTheColor.com

    Hours of fun. This would actually make a great application on Microsoft Surface in a car showroom. It’d keep some of the more garish colours off our roads. Or maybe it’d just add to them….

    Hat tip to Roger Sanborn

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    Onwards By James Jarvis


    I’m a big fan of James Jarvis and love this video he’s done for Nike called “Onwards”. The animation of the running is wonderfully done.

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    Web Trend Map 4 with DeepZoomPix

    PhotoMetadataUrl=http://deepzoompix.com/API/PhotoMetadata.ashx?alias=stevecla01&album=8,Get Microsoft Silverlight

    Oliver and the guys are Information Architects have done an amazing job again with the Web Trend Map, Now in version 4 which you can see above using DeepZoomPix

    Or check out http://deepzoompix.com/DZApp/IFrame.aspx?alias=stevecla01&album=8

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