Here are some of the articles we’ve been reading around this office this week.
Generational Performance Comparison: Amazon EC2’s C3 and C4 Families – “Amazon released the latest generation of its public cloud service in January 2015. Cloud Spectator recently test the Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) C4 family to evaluate any potential performance and price-performance improvements over its previous generation, the C3 family.”
Microsoft Launches Azure App Service, A New Set Of Tools For Web And Mobile App Developers – “Microsoft is launching Azure App Service today, a new cloud-based service that gives developers a single service for building mobile and web apps, combined with tools for automating business processes across cloud services, and a new service for building and consuming APIs. All of these services revolve around Microsoft’s oft- (and over-) used mantra of ‘mobile first, cloud first.’”
Why This Tech Bubble is Worse Than the Tech Bubble of 2000 – “So why is this bubble far worse than the tech bubble of 2000? Because the only thing worse than a market with collapsing valuations is a market with no valuations and no liquidity. If stock in a company is worth what somebody will pay for it, what is the stock of a company worth when there is no place to sell it?”
Why Everyone was Wrong About Net Neutrality – “It is a substantial achievement for the Obama Administration and the F.C.C. chairman Tom Wheeler, and also for the many groups that fought hard for the outcome. But it also is a moment to reflect back on the process over the last year that led here, and figure out why what so many people thought they knew turned out to be wrong.”
6 Months of Cash Left to Burn? Here’s the Game Plan – “You’re a startup, and all of a sudden you find yourself running out of cash. What do you do next? Take an example from Ben Horowitz: Go hard or go home.”
Convincing Skeptical Employees to Adopt New Technology (Thanks to Brian Zimmer for recommending this article) – “Bringing new technology and tools into your organization can increase productivity, boost sales, and help you make better, faster decisions. But getting every employee on board is often a challenge.”