Leaving Silicon Valley…

July 7, 2011

Leaving Silicon Valley…


Tom Foremski writes on why leaving the Silicon Valley is beneficial.

“I love leaving Silicon Valley and spending a decent amount of time with locals elsewhere, because then you hear their conversations and what’s important to them. And you see how much or little they use Internet technologies and services. But you can also see what might be useful to them and that can spark ideas.”

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Do consumers really want video calling?


looks at whether ubiquitous video calling offerings really matter to the average customer.

” …figures suggest that while there is a growing interest in video calling, it is still just a small portion of phone or VOIP communication. According to a survey by VOIP service Rebtel that we reported on last month, 13% use video chat to talk to family, 9% use it to talk to friends and just 6% use it to talk to their significant other.”

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Despite publicized outages, cloud opportunity remains real


Renee Bergeron writes that despite its setbacks, the cloud is still the place to be.

“It’s easy to cringe at the impact of loud and well-publicized cloud services outages, but even with the blaring headlines and raucous blogosphere, we at Ingram Micro aren’t seeing any slowdown in terms of the penetration of cloud services in the market.”

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Harmeet Singh
Harmeet Singh
Harmeet reports on channel partner programs, new technologies and products and other issues relevant to Canada's channel community. She also contributes as a video journalist, providing content for the site's original streaming video. Harmeet is a graduate of the Carleton University School of Journalism.

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