Travel much for business?
If so, a New York Times story published yesterday highlights how you're increasingly turning to blogs for up-to-date travel information, news, etc.
The story cites a Forrester Research study which indicated that 21 percent of business travelers who use the Internet read blogs: those about business travel as well as other topics (business, finance, sports, etc.)
It also highlights a recently launched travel blog portal entitled "BoardingArea.Com," which arrives to us via Randy Petersen, frequent flying guru and founder of FlyerTalk.
We'll now be seating first class passengers only -- would you like an RSS feed to make your journey a little more comfortable?
Meanwhile, back at the IBM terminal, the company announced yesterday that it will be bringing its POWER6 microprocessor-based technology to small and medium businesses, as well as delivering virtualization offerings designed to help customers consolidate their server capacity, save energy, and better manage their IT costs.
If you've not tuned into virtualization technologies, its essence is this: It lets you do more, with less, allowing multiple server functions to run on fewer servers.
The "PowerVM Express" offering supports virtualization solutions for a broad range of operating systems, including IBM's AIX, Linux, and i5/OS for System i customers.
It can also be combined with IBM's new System p and BladeCenter servers to create up to 160 virtual partitions in a single system, helping small(er) businesses get the most bang for their virtualized buck.
Apologies in advance, but you'll have to bring your own peanuts.
You can learn more about PowerVM here.