One of the RSS feeds to which I subscribe is eScience from Microsoft. Although many posts have intrigued me, today I hit pay dirt! Microsoft Research has published a new book (free download), The Fourth Paradigm: Data-Intensive Scientific Discovery. Why my excitement? Read this description from the Microsoft web site:
"The speed at which any given scientific discipline advances will depend on how well its researchers collaborate with one another, and with technologists, in areas of eScience such as databases, workflow management, visualization, and cloud computing technologies."
As many of you know, I manage internal collaboration projects for my company. My download is in progress right now ... I have my reading cut out for me!
You will also find a link on the Microsoft Research site to their technical collaboration projects.