Enterprise headlines and summaries, 2009-07-12

  • Intel Social Media Guidelines
    These are the official guidelines for social media at Intel. If you’re an Intel employee or contractor creating or contributing to blogs, wikis, social networks, virtual worlds, or any other kind of social media both on and off intel.com—these guidelines are for you. We expect all who participate in social media on behalf of Intel to be trained, to understand and to follow these guidelines. Failure to do so could put your future participation at risk. These guidelines will continually evolve as new technologies and social networking tools emerge—so check back once in awhile to make sure you’re up to date. [Wouldn’t a good Enterprise 2.0 approach be to require all employees to read the policy, and to electronically sign their agreement, before they are approved to have any external dialog? and then to alert them automatically if the policies change in any way?-DBM]
  • RightNow social web employee policy
    All of us at RightNow are working to rid the world of bad experiences. Contributing to online communities by blogging, wiki posting, participating in forums, etc., is a good way to extend our mission. We believe participation in online discourse through the social web can empower us as global professionals, innovators and citizens. Therefore, it is in RightNow’s interest, and in each employee’s own interest, to be aware of and participate in this sphere of information, interaction and idea exchange. These are the official guidelines for social computing at RightNow. If you’re an employee or contractor creating or contributing to blogs, wikis, social networks, virtual worlds, or any other kind of social media — these guidelines are for you. We require all who participate in social media on behalf of RightNow to be trained, to understand and to follow these guidelines. Failure to do so could put your future participation and employment at risk. RightNow has an open participation policy
  • IDG Publications Have You Seen Oracles Data Center Construction?
    But, I’ve seen the data center site, and there hasn’t been construction this year, and the only evidence of construction is a bit of foundation work. There is no electrical infrastructure or super structure for the data center. The below picture and press would make you think the site is a failed data center construction project put on hold.
  • Oracles Chairman and CIO Green Data Center Presentation
    Found this presentation from Sept 22, 2008 by Oracle Chairman of the Board Jeff Henley and CIO Mark Sunday. The presentation has 66 slides, and here a few I found interesting.
  • Oracle and the Green Data Center
  • 2008 Corporate Citizenship Report
    Oracle’s efforts to advance education in innovative ways, protect the environment, promote diversity, and enrich community life.
  • Oracle Halts Utah Data Center Project
    Oracle apparently halted construction around the time it offered to acquire Sun Microsystems for $7.4 billion. The deal presents a “buy vs. build” choice for Oracle, as Sun operates dozens of data centers. It’s possible that Sun’s On Demand business could be accommodated by Sun’s high-efficiency Broomfield, Colorado data center or Sun’s high-density installation at the SuperNAP in Las Vegas.
  • Oracle mysteriously halts work on green data center
    “They’ve said they are going to postpone construction,” said Michael Sullivan, communications director for the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. Utah expects that Oracle will resume the project, but the vendor hasn’t stated a time frame, Sullivan added. Oracle stands to enjoy millions in state and local incentives, but under Utah’s regulations, it won’t receive anything until the project is completed, according to Sullivan.
  • Camp Williams’ NSA data center will mean big boost for construction
    Burdett noted that the construction stoppage occurred just as Oracle announced its acquisition of Sun Microsystems. Perhaps not coincidentally, Sun had recently completed construction of a “super efficient” data center in Broomfield, Colo., and had just announced the an economic-development agreement with the Colorado Springs City Council to build another $260 million center there when Oracle announced the merger. Sullivan said that the company had not communicated the reason for the stoppage with the governor’s office, either, but noted that none of the incentives offered to come to Utah would be divvied out unless the plant opened.
  • Google’s Microsoft Moment
    Is Google evil? It doesn’t matter. They’ve reached the point of corporate ambition and changing corporate culture that means they’re going to be perceived as if they are. Whether they’re able to truly internalize that lesson, accept it, and act accordingly will determine if they’re able to extend their dominance in the years to come.
  • Getting Started with Drizzle and PHP
    The Drizzle project aims to build a “smaller, lighter, faster” version of MySQL that offers similar stability and ease of use, but strips out certain features from the core system in order to improve performance and scalability. Now, while Drizzle is still relatively new, it is quickly gaining attention among open source developers who are interested in experimenting with it, contributing to it, and using it in their projects. And that’s where this article comes in. Over the next few pages, I’ll guide you through the process of getting started with Drizzle, showing you how to compile and install it, set up a Drizzle database, and connect to it using PHP. Let’s get started!
  • Greening the Internet: How much CO2 does this article produce?
    “Some studies estimate the internet will be producing 20 percent of the world’s greenhouse gases in a decade. That is clearly the wrong direction. That is clearly unsustainable,” added St. Arnaud.
  • IT cos on overdrive to get business from the clouds
    While it’s been around for a while abroad, Indian IT companies are catching up fast on cloud computing and are betting big on it. Wipro, for instance, has already built a “private cloud” for its internal purposes. The software giant is now offering that expertise to existing customers to optimise the computing power of their data centers. Wipro is also building what it calls the “enterprise cloud” — a capability it plans to offer to clients who have already outsourced or plan to outsource their hosting or infrastructure management activities with the company.
  • State pension fund may ditch IBM database system for Oracle
    “We have given IBM enough time to fix the problem but up to now we don’t see any light at the end of the tunnel. We are looking at the possibility of migrating from the present GSIS database in IBM DB2 to Oracle,” said Robert M. Agustin, GSIS senior vice-president. [From my understanding,this seems like a small bug easily worked around with a change in the application architecture.Certainly,a work-around on DB2 will be easier than a complete switch to an Oracle DBMS.-DBM]

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