What I learned in my quantum computing experiment

You’ve heard the buzz about quantum computers outdoing their classical counterparts in computational speed. For example, Lov Grover, a computer scientist at Bell Labs, designed a quantum search algorithm called Grover’s Algorithm that achieves a quadratic increase in speed in database search. In other words, a process that would take 31 years to complete on […]

Computing, without a server 

Serverless Computing… I find this to be a confusing term.  The definition of serverless computing is that it doesn’t mean there is no computing infrastructure – it’s just that the “consumers” don’t have to think about them. Sounds great – I don’t have to think about under/over capacity, scale, fault tolerant etc. Really – how […]

When Computing Is Free as Air

In 1997 I spoke at an industry event in London, England, on the subject of what the Internet was doing for the enterprise.  The title of my talk was “The Internet as Global IT Department.” Yes, in those days we still talked about “IT managers.” It’s easy to forget how long ago 1997 is. My […]