Cloud computing is emerging as the next wave of innovation in business-computing systems, so much so that some predict a major upheaval in the world of information technology (IT). According to Gartner, a Stamford, Conn.-based IT research and advisory firm, businesses will be migrating to this new form of artificial intelligence en masse. READ MORE
President Barack Obama should be pleased to hear the news: Despite the criticism on many fronts about the federal government’s historic intervention in the nation’s economy, at least some of that investment appears to be paying off in dividends. READ MORE
Already a trendsetter among states in the national movement to combat climate change, California has taken another bold step to help solidify that reputation. On Jan. 12, 2010, the state’s Building Standards Commission unanimously adopted the first-in-the nation mandatory Green Building Standards Code. READ MORE
In times of great change, innovation becomes the norm. Already ahead of the curve for tapping plentiful solar, wind and other renewable sources, California continues to feed that trend. The state recently announced new, mandatory green-building standards. READ MORE
Technology, like an athlete, is only as strong and as effective as its most glaring weakness. Or so the saying might go for the Obama administration.
Tapping the Internet as the vehicle for improving the lives of young Americans—aiding education and making the nation more competitive—the President has targeted a sizable chunk of stimulus dollars toward achieving universal broadband access. READ MORE
If Americans were ever to develop a case of information overload, now would certainly be the time. However, according to the data, there isn’t any sign of that happening soon.
A University of California, San Diego, study released in December 2009 reports that Americans consumed information for about 1.3 trillion hours in 2008. That comes to about 12 hours a day. READ MORE
While giant steps are being taken on the national stage to upgrade the nation’s electricity transmission system and migrate to renewable power, smaller but no less important projects are underway on the local and regional level to help complete the transformation.
Case in point: Eastern Maine. READ MORE
While worldwide reactions were tepid at best to the December 2009 United Nations Climate Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, and specifically about to the inability of political leaders attending the event to tackle climate change, more optimistic news emerged from the conference on at least one front: the future of solar power. READ MORE
In a classic case of the tail wagging the dog, upgrades to the nation’s electrical grid may be finally catching up to the technologies it has served. Widely available electricity has been the foundation for countless innovations in telecommunications in the modern age. However, the system for delivering that power is antiquated. READ MORE