I spend time each week to define the technology platform I use to accomplish business.   One of the goals of this platform definition is to assist in my migration to the cloud.

I realized another tool I use daily, but have overlooked.  I use Google Alerts to discover new information on blogs, search, and other discussions.

I follow the these key phrases / topics currently:

  • Amazon Web Services
  • Amazon EC2
  • Amazon S3
  • Application Programming Interface
  • API
  • Cloud Computing
  • HTML5
  • HTML5 localstorage

In addition to Google Reader and Twitter I use these daily Google Alerts to discover new sites, topics, and trends in my industry.  I depend on these to keep me ahead of the curve when it comes to technology that is important to me.

I also use Google Alerts to track the most important key phrase in my world…..”Kin Lane“.  Yes I am vain.

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