ASPs bring business to the Web

"Web collaboration ASPs provide a useful, rapid approach to implementing a collaboration strategy that reduces costs while increasing knowledge exchange and accessibility."

"… estimated spending on Web collaboration ASPs is expected to climb with a growth curve that reflects the overall ASP marketplace. In 1999 IDC estimated that $250 million was spent on outsourcing collaboration. By 2004, the firm believes the figure will reach $2 billion worldwide."

"The business benefits of leveraging a Web collaboration ASP far outweigh the drawbacks. With the services available today, companies can increase communication internally and externally. In addition, the investment in the internal server infrastructure needed to support collaboration is greatly reduced, if not eliminated."

From: ASPs bring business to the Web

18 million Car – Parts

tangential advice … when getting your car fixed, order your own parts and ship them to your mechanic. i was going to be charged $500 for a new distributor. i went online and found a refurbished distributor for $115 (including shipping) using the parts search service @ http://car-part.com/

sweet!

Bike New York 2001 Pictures

well, this year i finally rigged my camera bag so that i could easily get to the cam while i was riding, because everyone who has ever ridden with me knows how much i like to stop :-)   however, the downside is that none of the pictures are of me … (well, that was a bit by design!)   anyway, here are the pictures i took during Bike New York 2001

Bike New York 2001 Pictures

Well, this year I finally rigged my camera bag so that I could easily get to the cam while I was riding, because everyone who has ever ridden with me knows how much I like to stop :-)   However, the downside is that none of the pictures are of me … (well, that was a bit by design!)   anyway, here are the pictures I took during Bike New York 2001

Peering into the future

an interesting article at Infoworld about how P2P will be used in the enterprise. there is also a sidebar, "Client or server? Peers at last" by Ray Ozzie of GrooveNetworks

"Putting p-to-p to use in enterprises means blending it with client/server networks"

"A recently released study from Gartner concluded that … by 2003 30 percent of corporations will have at least experimented with Data Centered p-to-p applications"

From: Peering into the future

To dos for Bike New York

Bike New York is this Sunday (May 6th 2001)!   (note: you still can register at the event)   However, based on our past experience I put together the following list of things to remember.
before the ride:

  • tune your bike at least three days before the ride
  • put on slicks (if you're riding a mt. bike)
  • check and adjust your break pads (get new ones if they seem flat)
  • check your spokes and rims for any loose spokes or rubbing
  • check all bolts and cables
  • oil your drive train
  • hydrate: drink plenty of water a few days before the ride
  • if you rent a bike, test it out at least a day before the ride

bring the following items with you:

  • bike tools: an extra tube, pump, patch kit, Allen and spoke wrenches, chain braker, tire irons
  • plenty of water (i'll have my camelbak and two water bottles filled with a sports drink)
  • a few sports bars (~4 per person)
  • a camera (and take pictures this time ;)
  • extra shirt and socks
  • rain gear
  • id and a money
  • cell phone
  • sunscreen