Commentary for value-added resellers (VARs) and systems integrators on partner programs, storage, security, networking and systems.
As a Project Manager, I had a different kind of learning that was great in all aspects. So here it goes:
Never fear in landing into unexplored terrains in life as a project manager
Always gain experience in those unexplored terrains before landing your team and customers into them
Keep l…READ MORE
Sometimes you just can’t escape your past. It hangs around, popping it’s head out from time to time, reminding us of those decisions we made years ago. I started out life in this crazy world of IT in the networking space, working for Bay Networks and then Cisco. I did tech-support in Cisco’s TAC. On…READ MORE
I’m regularly baffled by the incongruous nature of security in this country. We seemingly don’t have a set of standards – or even common sense – when it comes to locking down our valuable data assets and letting others remain accessible.
The event that brought this fully to mind was when I was …READ MORE
There is always an end to every journey, so this will be the last series I am going to write on my journey of CCIE, I will come back with articles in future that may hit the topics of CCIE Routing and Switching exam. But as a series this will be the last one.
Lets summarize all the ten series…READ MORE
The CIO conferences put on by Global Business Events (GBE) are closed-door affairs intended to give IT leaders an opportunity to hear how their peers are solving problems and breaking new ground with IT. These are peer-to-peer forums where the emphasis is on a candid exchange of ideas. As a conditio…READ MORE
IBM has finally hopped onto the bandwagon with solid-state array vendors that use multilevel cell (MLC) NAND technology and guarantee the read/write endurance of flash modules. Those changes came after lots of behind-the-scenes work.
Engineers from the company’s Texas Memory Systems acquisiti…READ MORE
Think that because your business is not the size of a Target, JPMorgan Chase or Sony means that you’re immune from today’s breed of cyberthreats? Think again. Just because small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) don’t have the financial resources or the brand reputation many enterprises do doesn’t …READ MORE
When you consider that “fail fast” is a mantra of the lean startup movement, a silicon valley catchphrase, its own book, and thirty-six thousand google search results, the term must be right … right?
Well, sort of. To the extent that fail fast enables people to experiment, to try new things, to…READ MORE
The most important thing to read today is the New York times notice of Mr. Leonard Nimoy passing. Today (just an hour or so ago) it was announced that we lost a fantastic actor, musician, poet, director, writer, and all around great guy. Live long and prosper Mr. Nimoy. My condolences go out t…READ MORE
Anybody who’s read this blog for any length of time has witnessed me repeatedly and enthusiastically recommending Stardock’s great product, Start8, as a Windows start menu add-in/replacement for Microsoft’s current flagship OS. In fact, I run it on every single one of my Windows 8 machines, which me…READ MORE
You own a small(ish) business. Or maybe you don’t, but you work for one. At the very least, you almost certainly have friends who own or manage small businesses. And all of you should know the basics of PR, but probably don’t. Not many small businesses know how to do effective PR. In fact, not all…READ MORE
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
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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
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
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