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Anthony Franco

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Anthony Franco's Blog On March 20 at AJAXWorld 2008 East, Anthony Franco, UX & UI Expert, President of Effective User Interface will be keynoting on RIA Adoption in 2008 – Risks, Rewards, Challenges and Opportunities. Last year, the overall demand for RIAs outpaced the qualified supply chain. This trend will continue in 2008. While last year brought unprecedented growth in RIA adoption— especially by Fortune 500 companies—RIA adoption in 2008 brings a new onslaught of risks, rewards, challenges, and opportunities for companies of all sizes. This year, companies facing both job growth and decline will need to continue to leverage innovative, usable RIAs to hone their competitive edge to outpace their competition and improve core business practices with fast, reliable, productivity-enhancing internal and external tools. However, building and deploying effective RIAs is... (more)

Could Apple Enter the Cloud Computing Market?

This is total speculation, but I believe it would be very possible for Apple to enter the cloud computing space. A recent article in the Charlotte Observer (found via a mac rumors article) is claiming they are offering Apple a huge tax break to set up a billion dollar server farm in North Carolina. Apple has an interesting competitive advantage here. They have loads of cash in reserve ($29 billion) and manufacture hardware, OS  and software. They have already proven their ability to scale services (iTunes). I would find it ridiculous if Apple has not at least talked about it inter... (more)

How Webkit’s CSS Animation could kill Flash and Silverlight …. NOT

Recently, Webkit announced CSS Animation - There are several articles claiming that this new feature could hurt the plugin space for Adobe and Microsoft … One of the most commented articles was posted on MacRumors Yesterday… CSS Animation Coming to Safari, Already in iPhone. Less Dependence on Flash? - Mac Rumors The incorporation of animation into CSS [...] ... (more)

2009 Technology Trends

Everyone is making their predictions for 2009, so I thought I’d make mine for fun… “Web 2.0″ will lose traction - thank goodness! : Executives and investors are tiring of “web 2.0” marketing initiatives and business models (please, nobody try to describe “web 3.0″!). Web 2.0 is a buzz-word that everyone struggles to define - Chris [...] ... (more)

What’s happened to Google? Hacked?? [UPDATED]

This morning I noticed every Google search result was marked as “This site may harm your computer” All results linked to a google warning page. I was not the only one to encounter the issue. Christian Cantrell saw it about the same time I did… By the time I finished writing this post, the issue was cleared [...] ... (more)