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Announcing Virtualize, JPR’s Remote Graphics and Virtualization Conference

September 19th 2014

The Virtualize Conference, OCT 30 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, is designed to give real-world guidance to industry professionals who are looking for ways to achieve more efficiency, productivity and resource management in their organizations through the use of virtualization technologies. The conference will feature talks and panel discussions from people who are making virtualization work in their organizations including large operations such as Boeing and GE, entertainment companies such as Dreamworks and ILM, and in small and medium businesses who want to make better use of their resources. Learn more about the Virtualize Conference HERE

Are graphics worth it, do they matter?

Techwatch September 23rd 2014

How would you measure it? In my travels I’ve been in various discussions of late about the value of graphics—are they important? Depends a lot on the content is the short answer. The example I use in my university lectures is the beautiful Aki in Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001).  The graphics rendering in the first full-length CG film broke new ground in realism, and the characters looked fantastic—even more so given it was 13 years ago. But the graphics couldn’t save the movie because it had no story, or at least no story anyone cared about. The …

Systems thinking and the individual

Companies and users are not on the same page Recently, I wrote an article in CGW about Adobe’s march to subscription and a long time Adobe customer sent a simple terse comment: ain’t ever going to subscribe, ever, she said. She, like so many people, hates the idea of …Click here to read this blog entry

Seeing more

Tablets have screen sizes from 7-inches to 20-inches and sell for $70 to over $1,200. They have PPI ranging from 132 to 339. Factoring that data for some of the more popular devices we produced the following chart of the cost per megapixel.   Ironically, the lowest cost tablet, …Click here to read this blog entry

It’s never business as usual in the film industry

A ruthless commitment to cooperation drives business The Siggraph show is just about our favorite show of the year. I love movies and Jon knows just about everyone in the business. Come to think of it, by this time we both know an awful lot of people in the …Click here to read this blog entry

Tempests in tea pots, real time

Siggraph is almost here. For some this is a small show – and tragically it’s getting smaller, but it’s our favorite show in the world. It’s where our roots are. Over the years the show has been dominated by the Hollywood forces; more’s the pity. Their money is surely …Click here to read this blog entry

Change is what should happen to other people

Jon Peddie has observed that technologists write continuously about the death of the PC but more often than not we’re all using PCs as we write to mourn its passing. Most workers in the western world do their work on PCs and that includes cashiers as well as analysts …Click here to read this blog entry