Olivier Coudert on March 30th, 2011

This morning Google introduced the so-called +1 button. It is Google’s attempt to create its own social annotation so that it can improve on search, recommendation, and targeted advertising. For now, the +1 button is put right next to each search result. When you click the button, you tell that you like this specific result […]

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Olivier Coudert on March 29th, 2011

I don’t usually report news. I rather comment on them, or take position on various subjects. But for once, I’ll make an exception. I wrote a few posts on EDA and cloud computing –the latest was as recent as last week, where I posted about security in the cloud after a thread of comments on […]

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Olivier Coudert on March 22nd, 2011

Today’s cloud market is hard to estimate and depends a lot on the analyst. One report predicts that the global cloud computing market is expected to grow from $37.8 billion in 2010 to $121.1 billion in 2015, with SaaS (Software as a Service) contributing for three quarter of this market. Regardless of the actual size, […]

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Olivier Coudert on March 16th, 2011

Cloud computing is becoming more pervasive in many aspects of the day-to-day business of companies: archiving, payroll, CRM, etc.  Whenever the cost of acquiring, maintaining, and scaling one’s own IT resources becomes too high, cloud computing start to become attractive. ASIC and digital system design is a computing resource-hungry task that would certainly benefit from […]

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