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Kurt Marko
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My IW Report on cloud convergence and multi-cloud. Heterogeneous hybrid clouds are the future and these cloud standards are paving the way.
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Box IPO illustrates the unsustainability of standalone cloud file sharing services. Will any survive? Doubtful. My analysis.
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Good article!
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So far Google ignores buyer's cries for a fix. "Nexus 5 Users Scream For Audio Problem Fix" http://feedly.com/k/1aNZPOl
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Have to agree with this. Gave my mom my Series 5 550 and she has yet to even logon to her Windows laptop in weeks.

H/t to +Rohan Blake 
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I would probably get onde but...what should I do with skydrive ? Txf alla to gdrive ? Else ? Thanks
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Had a funny Chromebook incident while waiting for my plane in Boise this week. Just as I'm about to get in line to board, I notice the guy sitting across from me is using a graphite colored laptop with very sharp features. "No, it can't be," I think, but I do a double-take and indeed it's a Pixel. I get up, approach the guy (pretty young 20-something) and say "Hey buddy, you're cool." He looks up perplexed and mutters, "well, you're cool too." By now, I realize he thinks I'm a nut so I quickly say, "I love your Pixel." Then I whip out the S550 in my bag, complete with big Chrome sticker on the lid, and tell him I'm a Chromie too and that I've got a Pixel at home, but am travelling with my backup since I'll be at a conference where the risk of 'loss' is higher. Anyway, we both smile, say our goodbyes and I go off to my plane as he returns to his work.

Sadly, I didn't see another Chromebook among the 200 or so IT and finance people at my conference, but be assured, we're spreading.

Just had to share.
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As a Chrome and cloud user, I guess I can;t relate to the attachment to local apps and storage. It really seems an outmoded concept, like generating your own electricity with a water wheel, to me. Particularly now that I have 4 links to the Internet (two broadband, two wireless) at most times.
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Finally got notice that Verizon will be crediting my account for overcharging to add a Pixel to my existing data plan. Note to those that haven't been following this saga: Verizon's standard charge to add another device to your LTE data plan is $20/mo, but Google cut a deal to get it for $10. Problem is it took Verizon's billing system 2+ months to figure this out. Thanks to +Melissa Daniels and other Googlers in this community for getting this straightened out. 
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My latest IW Report on Govt. Clouds: Advice for CIOs and other IT execs drawn from enterprise experience. Hybrid is the core strategy, but plenty of data-driven recommendations.
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You can have your crystal balls. Out here we drop lighted agricultural commodities to ring in the new year. May it be full of delicious spuds of all kinds: baked, mashed and fried. Happy New Year,
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Still waiting for the latest beta Chrome OS update on my Pixel. WTF?
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according to the official reports, latest update to chrome os stable is here since oct. 15th. so why i dont haveany notifications about updates on my chromebook c710?
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Miss Intel's big server and datacenter event this week? We've complete coverage you won't find anywhere on the Web.
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Education
  • Stanford University
    MSEE, BSEE, 1980 - 1983
  • Boise State University
    Math, 1978 - 1980
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kmarko
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freelance tech journalist and writer
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  • InformationWeek
    Contributing Writer, 2010 - present
  • kmarko.com
    freelance tech journalist and writer, 2006 - present
  • Hewlett-Packard
    various, 1988 - 2005
  • AT&T Bell Labs
    Member Technical Staff, 1985 - 1988
  • Micron Technology
    R and D Engineer, 1984 - 1985
    Semiconductor process and device development.
  • Mostek
    R and D Engineer, 1983 - 1984
    Semiconductor process and device development.
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Stanford, CA - Dallas/Carrollton, TX - Allentown, PA - Riverside, CA
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