From Silos to Services: Cloud Computing for the Enterprise by Brian Gracely
A blog for value-added resellers (VARs), systems integrators, managed service providers (MSPs) and consultants about cloud computing technology, data center architecture and the changing role of IT.
Hi folks! Rumor has it that Intel has won a major deal! Apparently Intel will be supplying the processors for the next Samsung tablet!
As you may know, the tablet and smartphone market are full of processors that are not made by Intel. Intel however looks like it’s trying to play catch up and sta…READ MORE
Should you run a dynamic or static website? Its typically a tough call. Dynamic sites offer a lot of functionality that, for obvious reasons, you don’t get in a static version. However, there are some things to consider:
1. Dynamic sites end up giving a lot more overhead and resource usag…READ MORE
Tablecloth as a Service: Covering Surface Area with Solutions
Posted in Clouds in the Open: The Operations Evolution of Open Source & Public Clouds by Aaron Delp on 2013-05-30 16:05:25
I had a very interesting conversation with a partner last week about the concept of solutions as surface area. Think about an organization as a flat surface, a table for instance. On the surface of this table are all the characteristics and potential issues that need a solution. This could be…READ MORE
Getting data from IBM’s iSeries into XL is normally no different than other platforms. There are exceptions. The iSeries’ multi-member files, such as source files, are problematic for SQL. So are data areas. This post deals with simple Data Areas.
To read simple Data Areas from SQL we n…READ MORE
When it comes to Cisco’s networking products, the default operating system comes into our mind is Cisco IOS, a very popular OS among the networking professionals, however, when it comes to Cisco Email Security Appliance (ESA),better known as Cisco IronPort appliances the OS changes.
The Cisco Iro…READ MORE
Understanding “Managed Services” from multiple perspectives
Posted in Enterprise IT Consultant Views on Technologies and Trends by Sasirekha R on 2012-02-23 22:53:56
Understanding “Managed Services” from multiple perspectives
More and more organizations are realizing that while “IT” forms the backbone, they should focus on their strong area – namely the business and leave IT in the hands of the IT service providers. This approach of “IT Services” trend is ena…READ MORE
Which first with HANA? - it seems to be a chicken or egg problem
Posted in Working alongside SAP Business Suite by Clinton Jones on 2013-05-09 10:20:56
There’s a lot of talk about the fact that HANA adoption may be on the up-and-up and SAP’s Q1 numbers were largely buoyed by a transformation in the mindset of IT. The “radical transformation of the industry” statement was made by SAP co-CEO Jim Hagemann Snabe in an interview on CNBC and repo…READ MORE
After spending a month using the Surface Pro tablet as a replacement for both my MacBook Air, and my iPad, the 30 Days with Surface Pro series is coming to a close. For Day 30, I sum up the experience, and try to answer the ultimate question: should you buy one?
As a PC, the Surface Pro holds…READ MORE
Happy Friday Everyone!
(Originally I meant last Friday, when I started writing this)
One of the projects on my Side List is to convert the User Menus on our system from either a DSPF type or a MNUDDS/MNUCMD type member to a UIM Menu. I must say, ever since I started modifying UIM Menus as small …READ MORE
Many companies fail to learn lessons even after suffering a data breach
Posted in The Security Detail by Tony Bradley on 2013-04-29 12:33:27
Experian Data Breach Resolution and the Ponemon Institute today released a new study that finds that, despite the majority of companies experiencing or anticipating significant cost and business disruption due to a material data breach, they still struggle to take the proper measures to mitigate…READ MORE
The good news is we can handle these samples very easily. The first base64 looks like it will take a bit of work but the second one we can decode right now.
I just happen to have a perl script I wrote to do just the thing.
$new = …READ MORE
It’s been really interesting to watch the dramatic uptick in activity around the automation space the last year or two. I don’t need to go into too much detail on the benefits that automation offers here, consistency and scalability are two of the more prominent that come to mind. What has struck me…READ MORE
Configuring EtherChannel - Part 2
Posted in Can you hear me now? Tales from a Cisco voice instructor by Dave Bateman on 2013-03-31 11:04:49
In last post we discussed what EtherChannel is and how it might be used. In this post we will look at the configuration of EtherChannel. The configuration of EtherChannel on Cisco switches is fairly simple. In order for EtherChannel to funtion properly, you must ensure that all link are the same typ…READ MORE
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To be Successful Entrepreneur, you need to free your mind
Posted in IT Project Management by ITKE on 2012-01-01 01:49:55
As this calendar year comes to an end, experts started to speculate on the main events that could shape the year 2012. Personally, I think we will see a growing trend of workers looking for unconventional jobs, moving away from the typical 9-5 work day and looking for more innovative ways to accompl…READ MORE
I recently did my strength finders again …. after almost 3 years. Of the top 5…. 3 remained the same from last time. I am not surprised at all. Since I got into strength finders I have been focusing on my strengths at work and on many other fronts.
My strengths this time were
Hi all, traditionally Apple has been difficult to deal with. At least that is the implication by the headline below. The French telecom is happier with the less arrogant Apple. I am not sure what this means for consumers though.
In part one we seen how to configure GNS3, to integrate the router with the virtual environment that we would be running in VMware. Next, would be the creation of VMware machine.
Initially you would require the ISO image of the CUCM. The process is rather simple, to install CUCM the required hard…READ MORE
Email archiving is a common requirement for many different types of industries. When it comes to broker dealer compliance, FINRA is the regulator for this particular financial industry. And the email archiving requirements that FINRA has in place are very specific. Let’s look at some of the FINRA re…READ MORE
Beamforming - What is It, and Why is It So Important?
Posted in SMB: Small Mobile Business by Craig Mathias on 2010-04-07 06:18:45
I recently wrote about MIMO, discussing why it’s such a significant technology. But there’s another big term with equally far-reaching impacts – beamforming – and it’s time to introduce you to the other major leap forward in wireless. Like MIMO, beamforming has broad application, from wireless LANs …READ MORE