SiT #17 – Yahoo has a new Mayer


Speaking in Tech #17: Yahoo has a new Mayer
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Sarah is out sick and Eddie can’t find wifi so this week so we are joined by Christina Weil, District Director at Centre Technologies

  • Catching up with Christina and New Orleans

Yahoo shocks everyone, lands Google’s Marissa Mayer as CEO

  • Mayer brings strong product experience
  • One of the most visible personalities at Google
  • Yahoo all of a sudden becomes interesting

GigaOm: EMC and VMware to spin off CloudFoundry?

  • Does VMware and EMC have to spin off CloudFoundry to be competitive with with Google, Amazon and Microsoft?
  • A new identity for cloud computing?
  • Greenplum could be part of spin-off

Dell Acquires Quest

  • Greenplum and Quest overlap and compete directly against each other

Post-Katrina disaster recovery in New Orleans

  • The IT culture has changed – and so have the data centers in New Orleans

Google Nexus 7 Arriving

  • In the voice game, Google Now beats Apple Siri
  • Siri doesn’t know the Cajun names
  • Tablet is probably not the most practical for voice recognition
  • Christina gives up her iPad