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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 internally. Analysts are already touting cloud computing as the future of computing – and Apple is usually a leader in computing trends. Now, here’s where I think things would get really interesting. Apple buys Adobe. Adobe has an incredible multi-platform strategy in its Flash and Open Screen p... (more)

AJAXWorld Keynote Speaker on the Risks and Rewards of RIAs

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 gro... (more)

EffectiveUI’s New Executive Team Members

Over the last four years, I have been incredibly fortunate to watch our company grow from Andy, Drew, and myself to more than 100 people. It’s been a tough but exciting road… “bootstrapping” has had its challenges for sure. During our crazy growth, we have always left our CEO position open, always knowing someday we [...] ... (more)

EffectiveUI’s New Executive Team Members

Over the last four years, I have been incredibly fortunate to watch our company grow from Andy, Drew, and myself to more than 100 people. It’s been a tough but exciting road… “bootstrapping” has had its challenges for sure. During our crazy growth, we have always left our CEO position open, always knowing someday we [...] ... (more)

EffectiveUI's New Executive Team Members

Over the last four years, I have been incredibly fortunate to watch our company grow from Andy, Drew, and myself to more than 100 people. It’s been a tough but exciting road… “bootstrapping” has had its challenges for sure. During our crazy growth, we have always left our CEO position open, always knowing someday we would find the perfect individual to take our humble design and development company to the next level. A series of very fortunate events has helped us find not one, but two people that have the vision and drive to compliment our passion for excellence and understand ... (more)