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links for 2010-04-29

  • The worst of the downturn may be behind us, but its lessons remain clear. For businesses to survive and thrive, they must be able to make better decisions quickly, focus on core strengths and responsibilities, and reduce costs wherever possible. Cloud computing solutions provide a fiscally responsible, productivity positive means way to deliver on these goals, eliminating waste and needless expense while strengthening the processes which make your company competitive and successfu
  • These changes to Safari to give plugins more access to native APIs will provide Flash with opportunities for much tighter integration with OS X and could hopefully solve the age old problem of Flash content spinning the fans up—Core Animation is hardware accelerated and managed by OS X, so Flash content will appear to OS X in such a way that it can throtle power effectively instead of the Flash walled garden wracking up 100% CPU with no way for the OS to peak inside.
    (tags: flash mac safari)
  • We have all probably stumbled upon stories of people frustrated about their company’s (newly installed) Content Management System that doesn’t deliver the expected results. Often the system itself and/or the implementation party are blamed. In some cases this surely is justified, but in a lot of other cases the real reasons behind the underperformance of the content management function may not be as obvious as initially thought. This article sheds light on 9 possible causes of underperformance – some of them straightforward, others hidden in plain sight.
    (tags: cms)
  • Social media has led to "social sharing," the broadcasting of our thoughts and activities. It's not a fad. It's a sociological phenomenon, accelerating at light speed. The latest incarnation of social sharing: A platform called Blippy allows you to connect to your social system and share what you bought and how much you spent at retailers like Target, Netflix, Amazon, and Zappos, to name a few. Not only can you log-in to these services quickly from an existing social network, but you can share across multiple networks. Knowing what people are buying when, and how much they're willing to spend is creating a feeding frenzy among marketers looking for the ripple effect.

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