Commentary for value-added resellers (VARs) and systems integrators on partner programs, storage, security, networking and systems.
This week I’ve found some great things for you to read. These are a few of my favorites that I’ve found this week.
Relational Data Lake
Six Benefits to Planning for SQL Server 2005 and Windows Server 2003 End of Support Now
Put Your New Leadership Knowledge Into Practice
The Robot …READ MORE
Companion resource: The Techtarget version of our free IT Managers step by step Global MPLS Network procurement Mindmap. Every risk, pitfall and opportunity outlined at a glance.
In this article, I share my thoughts on successful WAN sales process surround creating a diagnostic environment.
KB3000850 – the November roll up for Windows 2012 R2 contains some very useful updates.
I’ve installed it on some machines in my lab but not all. The update is huge so I’m installing it manually rather than through WSUS.
I need to test a remote machine to determine if the update is in…READ MORE
Here comes the 2015 Super Bowl. It’s Sunday (a couple days from now) and the New England Patriots will be playing the Seattle Seahawks to decide the championship of the NFL. What’s that have to do with security? Everything!
If we look at both these football teams, they are predicated on good se…READ MORE
EMC CEO and chairman Joe Tucci indicated Thursday that he will stay on after his contract expires next month. Others at EMC won’t be given that option, as the company also said it will cut jobs to reduce expenses.
Tucci’s contract ends in February, which will be here next week. During EMC’s…READ MORE
It’s review time in my part of the work world. Once again, it’s time to sit down, examine the year that has past, and objectively determines what it is I have done over the course of the year. Along with this is the question of how this can be reported upwards to managers and HR.
This can b…READ MORE
Not with a bang, but with a whimper. After HP’s monstrous $10 billion acquisition of Autonomy in 2011, for which nearly everyone agreed it overpaid, it took an $8 billion writedown on the deal, a whole bunch of people threw lawyers at each other, and some of those proceedings are still dragging on…READ MORE
We are going digital and we will change the way the industry leverages digital! You know these 20 year old bright B-school interns? I am sure these kids who were born with technology know a lot about how their generation uses the Internet and devices and Internet of Things and wearables… They will…READ MORE
From time to time, I’ll link to episodes of the podcast that reinforce some of the topics discussed on the blog. If nothing else, it saves me a bunch of time transcribing some of the more interesting learning. But we recently did a show with Adrian Cockcroft (@adrianco), currently a VC at Battery V…READ MORE
CIOs and IT professionals have been slow to adopt software-defined networks for a number of reasons: security concerns, lack of familiarity, and the lack of skill sets required of employees. But attitudes are changing, according to a new survey from Logicalis, the international IT solutions and mana…READ MORE
Hi folks! So Samsung is another mobile company hoping to make a splash at MWC.
In an effort to overshadow everyone else, rumor has it that Samsung will either announce or launch the Samsung Galaxy S5. If that’s the case it will probably completely drown out the annoucement of the Foxconn BlackBer…READ MORE
T-Mobile filed a lawsuit last week against Huawei alleging that Huawei employees stole parts and software from a smartphone testing robot named “Tappy.”
In the lawsuit, T-Mobile alleges that between 2012 and 2013, Huawei violated several confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements by stealing T…READ MORE
Microsoft Windows image via Shutterstock
What has been the biggest success in Microsoft Windows history? Find out in this week’s roundup.
1. Microsoft Windows history: A 30-year timeline – Diana Hwang (SearchEnterpriseDesktop)
Microsoft celebrates 30 years of the Windows operating system wh…READ MORE
Channel partners looking for new talent are facing an expensive and tough job candidates market. It’s competitive, costly and the pickings are slim. So what do you need to know about salary expectations as you sift through resumes?
The annual tech unemployment rate is the lowest recorded since …READ MORE
Is your company looking to consolidate data centers? AMD CIO Jake Dominguez knows a thing or two about that, having consolidated 18 data centers down to two. Read Dominguez’s story and get tips on the right way to proceed with your IT consolidation strategy.
Success and failure of a big data stra…READ MORE
I am a great fan of checking in on my disks from time to time, especially my system/boot disk, which goes by C: on my system. The last time I fired up WinDirStat on my production system, my eyes goggled at the sight of a file named Windows.edb thereupon that had waxed enormous and perhaps even malef…READ MORE
What did the security world look like in 2014? What does it have in store for us in 2015? That’s what our experts discussed in yesterday’s #ITKESecurity Twitter chat. Come check out what they talked about.
Hackers may have found a way to commercialize their services as individuals begin to seek “hackers for hire” to carry out low-profile cyberintrusions. In other recent governance, risk and compliance (GRC) news, President Barack Obama has introduced proposals to strengthen companies’ customer data go…READ MORE
TIA 942 was published in 2005 and has been recently updated to 942-A with a variety of changes. Most notable changes include the removal of category 3 and 5e for horizontal cabling (they are allowed for voice backbone only now), and an incorporation of 942-1 and 942-2 making 6A the minimum recomme…READ MORE
Microsoft made a stunning announcement over the weekend: That they are working to fix a bug – a bug that is present in Internet Explorer (IE) versions 6 through 11, and one that hackers are currently exploiting.
Versions 6 through 11 presently make up approximately 55% of the browser market, …READ MORE