Smart Planet Starts with YOU!!!

Smart Planet is IBM’s 10 year commitment in making this blue planet we call home into a smarter more intelligent world. A world that can think by itself a world that react by itself to make our lives easier and work to a greener future. Everyone thinks of smart in different ways and see different things in their daily lives that they think can be more intelligent more agile or flexible. I want to start a series of discussions on what you think of smart and ideas on smart planet. How can we do the following:

1. Instrument the worlds systems

2. Interconnect them

3. Make them intelligent

Linkable Flash movies

How to add links to Flash movies: It is actually very easy.

1. First you create your storyboard

2. Click on ‘Change Symbol

3. Select ‘Button’

4. Click on ‘Action Script’

5. Select getURL

6. Enter the name of the URL and select where to open the url: self_,blank_,parent_

7. Save and export

Wireless open for Business

wireless_networkingSA Wireless User Groups is seen an explosion in users that is connecting to the wireless network. The networking of computers is create a huge network where information and content can be share in any form or quantity. Such a network may be a great thing for a company that has multiple offices in different areas where they need to share information between one another. Why do they need to pay for sharing services if the can use wirless towers to share. You can buy a small dish or atenna for under R2000 which gives you access to at least 200 and counting other users.

The there is places like Rapidshare that creates the middleman between the sender and the reciever that has only huge servers to recieve the content, store it for a short period and then it is downloaded by another user.

Another option is to shoot up a small satelite that can connect the users, this will increase the range of the users and also the amount of content that can be shared. But is it possible to do this? 

Or can we maybe connect with other wireless networks that is overseas?Can we maybe get a link into their wireless network an then extend the grid to create a global wireless network where everyone can share.

With the Open Source cloud OS solution you can ask users if they save anything if they want to save it to the global shared info page. There you can browse any content that a user wanted to share with the global community.

Cloud computing in South Africa

cloud-computingThe world is wiating for the big reveal from big companies like IBM and Microsoft to reveal their big cloud solution, but will South Africa really feel the affect of the cloud technology or will we be left in the dark until our telco infrastructure improves?Is there a way we can create our own cloud and start selling it to the world. Thankfully there is already a open source cloud operating system that looks awesome but needs some time for all the bugs to be fixed, and it is know as EyeOS. It is a open source operating system solution that runs on the LAMP stack or WAMP if you are STILL using Windows. There is new applications being developed for the OS which is increasing the range of different applications for different jobs. Thus you can create different profiles for specific jobs, which means no more redundant apps on your PC. 

This fits all together with SaaS (Software as a Service) where software will run on any independant platform and execute a service which will be recieved by a user or another application. XML services is the best platform independant services that exist at the moment because it is only text and can be executed by almost any node. This means we can create a cloud OS that connects to these services to execute on-demand on different actions that is needed. This is the what SOA is all about!

There is also some  other Open Source Cloud solutions that is now being implemented by Netbooks. They include gOs and eeebuntu where you can access a cloud OS from your browser. This means you don’t need any OS just a plain browser and an internet connection. This is the way of the future.

We are looking for techies that wants to help with the development of a Open Source cloud solution or have any more information about what technolgies is outside that we can use to build a fully fledge cloud solution.