Commentary for value-added resellers (VARs) and systems integrators on partner programs, storage, security, networking and systems.
The IT team was pleased with the effort and congratulated each other for the delivery. The team had worked hard with the development partner to meet aggressive timelines and delivered for UAT a few days early. But that is when the problem started; the team working on the UAT came up with many except…READ MORE
Lee Drake specializes in Microsoft technology, including their cloud products. He’s honest enough to refer clients who don’t want to use Microsoft to people he knows who can serve them better than his company, OS-Cubed, can. This is a major “plus” mark if/when you’re choosing an IT consultant or ven…READ MORE
Networking and wireless chip maker Avago Technologies is pushing deeper into enterprise storage with its planned acquisition of storage networking vendor Emulex.
Avago said Wednesday evening that it has agreed to acquire Emulex for $606 million – considerably less than Broadcom offered for Emul…READ MORE
Demo’s fail. If you don’t bribe the demo gods well enough things will come crashing down on you. How you handle and recovery from your demo fail shows just how good of a presenter you are.
My biggest demo fail was a few years ago now. Let me set the stage for you. It’s TechEd North America in…READ MORE
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With only a few days remaining in February, it looks like we have a clear leader in our giveaway contest. Here’s what the standings look like:
ToddN2000: 1,455 points
Clark445kent: 660 points
Michael Larsen: 440 points
Mcorum: 420 points
JenJewell99: 39…READ MORE
AT&T’s has begun rollout of a fiber-optic Internet service that furnishes customers with high-speed access, but they must pay an extra monthly charge if they want to keep their browsing habits private. In other data privacy news, Google accepted the terms of an agreement drawn up by an Italian d…READ MORE
In the ITKE Discussion forums, a question was posed that I felt compelled to answer.
“Can someone explain the benefits of my life after completing my Java courses?”
I am no stranger to course work related to programming. In the mid 1990s, I earned a Certificate for UNIX Programming thro…READ MORE
If you’re worried about people spying on you, you might want to think about the sorts of surveillance you’re conducting on yourself.
In 2009, a company called Dropcam formed to sell surveillance cameras to people. But like razors and razor blades – and like the police body cams we wrote abo…READ MORE
This weekend, I installed a HighPoint RocketU 1144C on my production PC, in search of solutions to a USB 3 drive access problem. There’s a PLX PCIe 8609 DMA controller on that board, apparently associated with managing the PCI channels that this 4x device uses. And although the drivers shipped w…READ MORE
Sometimes we tend to get out of focus and don’t take our preparations seriously, it happened with me many times. We were at our peak, but suddenly for obvious reasons we lost the interest. This situation is really hard to overcome and many people give up at this stage which is so sad.
The …READ MORE
“Citizen Four”, the documentary of Edward Snowden, won an Oscar. Director Laura Poitras, journalist Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden himself particitpated in a chat on Reddit yesterday. One question stood out. This from GCHQ – Graham Cluley’s Security Newsletter:
The NSA whistleblower, who now li…READ MORE
As explained in my previous post, “Tips for a smooth cloud migration,” the first big hurdle in a cloud migration is figuring out how to get all your data over to the cloud safe and sound.
“Those are good things to worry about and good things to get through,” Lilac Schoenbeck, vice president of pr…READ MORE
As has been announced registration for the PowerShell Summit Europe 2015 opens on 27 February 2015. http://powershell.org/wp/2015/02/20/powershell-summit-europe-registration/
Other details on the Summit can be found here: http://powershell.org/wp/community-events/summit/powershell-summit-europ…READ MORE
Which is correct?
Francesco Cirillo developed the pomodoro technique in the late 1980s, when he _______ his tomato-shaped kitchen timer to organize his work schedule.
To utilize something is to use that thing for a different purpose t…READ MORE
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Did you notice Google’s Compute Engine was down last week? Find out all the details in this week’s roundup.
1. Google Compute Engine experiences global cloud outage – Trevor Jones (SearchCloudComputing)
An apparent network connection failure led to a two-hour, …READ MORE
The SAP press engine wheeled out a big gun this month with the announcement of S/4 HANA – pitched as the successor to SAP ERP – Hasso Plattner and Bill McDermott both made statements about the importance of the announcement. While there still seem a great many unanswered questions about how S/4 wil…READ MORE
A lot of what went on at the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection, held at Stanford University last week was for show — a reaction in particular to the attacks allegedly carried out by North Korea against Sony pictures. Like any live event, was also clearly some desire to …READ MORE
In building out its Internet of Things, is HDS acquiring a data refinery, a data lake or a data swamp? See also Part 1
The Data Lake has been filling up nicely since its 2010 introduction by James Dixon, with a number of vendors and analysts sailing forth on the concept. Its precise, architectu…READ MORE
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Word of the Day
Daily updates on the latest technology terms |January 7, 2015
flape and floud
FLAPE is an approach to tiered storage that relies on two storage technologies, flash plus tape.
This ap…READ MORE
The role and responsibilities of team members change while moving from legacy waterfall methodology to Agile. In Agile the whole perspective and outlook of each and every team member changes. There is a higher level energy engagement requirement from each member thereby calling for high energy and h…READ MORE