Category Archives: The Cloud

Many Eyes: Data Visualization Made Easy with IBM and Cognos

Article first published as Many Eyes: Data Visualization with IBM and Cognos on Technorati. Probably the little-known champion of easy data visualization is Many Eyes, a SaaS offered via Cognos and IBM. Hosted on IBM’s servers, Many Eyes allows pure data … Continue reading

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The Deep Web: The Internet’s Obscure Data Mine

Deep Web. Invisible Web. The Hidden Internet. Every knowledge professional, from librarian to data mining specialist, should know that the Deep Web exists. The term “Deep Web” refers to data and resources that are not accessed by typical Googling. Examples include university-hosted databases, organizational Wikis, topic-specific forums, and other volatile locations difficult to index with typical bots and spiders. Notably, some of these massive websites can be very information-intensive – and also nigh-impossible to crawl via current public methods. Continue reading

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Jing: Viral Powerpoints made easy!

Jing: Viral Powerpoints made easy!

Have you ever wanted to place a screenshot directly onto Twitter? Do you want to record your screen and stick the video on Facebook? Even though you may regret doing this later in life, TechSmith has made this possible with Jing, their simple-to-use screen/audio capture and upload program. Continue reading

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Gliffy: Cloud-based Systems Design Software

Gliffy is the handiest cloud-based information systems design program to date. Much beloved by people who use cloud services, it combines several sets of design templates with a drag-and-drop format. Features include downloading, exporting, and the ever-popular ability to share … Continue reading

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Free Online Storage: Where can I put my stuff?

Everyone with a computer has stuff. Lots of it, from videos and pictures to plug-ins. Eventually, the question becomes “Where do I put all this?” More importantly, users with a little experience say “Where can I put all this where it … Continue reading

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