Ask Not if You are Ready for Web Services

Web services are being touted as the answer to everything from cross-platform integration to dirty windows. Are we asking too much? Here’s our take: “Ask Not If Your Company’s Ready for Web Services (Are They Ready for You?)”.

Editor’s Note: see also Darwin’s Essential Guide to Web Services at

Why Squirrels Manage Storage Better Than You Do

“Adam Couture, an analyst at Gartner in Stamford, Conn., reports that worldwide storage capacity will skyrocket from 283,000 terabytes in 2000 to more than 5 million terabytes by 2005. When it comes to data, one terabyte-that’s a one with 12 zeros after it-holds the equivalent of 50,000 trees’ worth of printed material. And 5 million terabytes, well, let’s just say that companies like yours will … [ Read more ]