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Uncharted Waters by Michael Larsen

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From the Cloud to Virtualization, Software As a Service to Web Services, ideas seem to be everywhere all the time. Somewhere, somehow, someone needs to separate the wheat from the chaff. We’ve asked Matt Heusser to provide his insight and commentary on the prevailing issues for IT staff today.


Strike Up the Band

November 30, 2015 - Back in 1993, I performed my last show as a professional musician. This had been an endeavor that I had pursued, quite doggedly, for the better part of a decade. I had a number of successes and failures along the way, and I learned a lot of skills that would serve me well in my...... READ MORE


  • Amazon Flexes Mighty Market Muscle to Push Kindle Fire

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    Two big reasons the Kindle Fire will be a runaway success: Amazon’s marketing and market muscle.

    According to the online retailer, Black Friday 2011 was the best ever for Kindle device sales (which include its line of eReaders); Amazon sold four times as many Kindles as it did last year. While Am…READ MORE

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  • why Netapp for SAP HANA for dummies!


    SAP HANA has been taunting me for some time now. it’s like this mythical creature that i could never put my finger on, and whenever i used to attend a seminar, all information they used to through at us was mind boggling to me (you could guess that am not a SW guy).

    i work in a Tier 1 Internatio…READ MORE

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  • RFID tags will make our lives a lot easier


      I read in interesting article just now on RFID tags in cellphones and how they could revolutionize the world. Read more about it here. Basically, the article talks about how the RFID chip in your phone could be used as your house keys or car keys… cool use of technology. It mentions that…READ MORE

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  • You Won The Browser Wars

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    During my early days of web development, I quickly learned not all web browsers rendered the same output. Internet Explorer almost never rendered the same output as other browsers. Firefox offered speed, stability, and development tools. Internet Explorer offered many extra hours of work and headach…READ MORE

    Michelle Greenlee670 pointsBadges:
  • LTO-6 and the LTO Consortium's roadmap

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    At Storage Switzerland we get regular briefings from storage vendors releasing new products and updates to existing technologies. Last week we spoke with the LTO Consortium, which has released its latest generation, 6, of the venerable Linear Tape Open standard.

    From its beginnings as an alternat…READ MORE

    Eric Slack430 pointsBadges:
  • Big data, Karl Rove and DrunkNateSilver prove a data quality point

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    If you follow the same bloggers, tweeters and publications that I do, after last week you could be forgiven for looking forward to the next four years of the Nate Silver administration No one has probably done more for nerd-dom since Lewis Skolnick and Gilbert Lowell. Although the Harvard Business R…READ MORE

    Barney Beal5,165 pointsBadges:
  • Server revenue down overall; Oracle server hardware loses share

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    Gartner reported server revenue and shipment numbers today, and the numbers don’t look good for Oracle server hardware. Here’s a look at revenue, first off:

    Oracle has dropped from the fourth spot last year to the fifth, behind Fujitsu, this year. Gartner reported that x86 server revenue was …READ MORE

    Mark Fontecchio3,850 pointsBadges:
  • Disable autorun in 98 to Vista


    This is just and FYI, it is a little off my normal topics. 

    I had to write up something for a newsletter that tried the gpedit.MSC approach.  That way had many pitfalls and several limitations.  I gave them a simple regfix to do the same thing.

    Stop CDs from Auto Running:
    If you don’t w…READ MORE

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  • The Vista Recycle Bin


    I did something really stupid tonight. I was trying to get a little bit of work done while I was talking on the phone with my grandmother, and I accidentlly deleted the Recycle Bin on one of my workstations. Actually, I don’t feel too bad, because the option to delete the Recycle Bin is on the same …READ MORE

    Brien Posey12,325 pointsBadges:
  • Configuring EtherChannel - Part 2

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    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

    Dave Bateman240 pointsBadges:
  • iBooks textbooks for iPad: A load off kids’ backs and onto IT’s

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    As a mother, news of Apple’s iBooks textbooks for iPad is a weight off my shoulders — and my kid’s.

    My son is in middle school, and while a lot has changed since I was in eighth grade, one thing I can relate to is his backpack. Every morning, the poor kid walks to school with an extra-large L.L….READ MORE

    Alex Barrett3,730 pointsBadges:
  • Many companies fail to learn lessons even after suffering a data breach

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    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

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  • Yes I am still here

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    Wow it is funny how life changes get in the way of life it seems like. I was sitting here this morning going I haven’t posted anything in a long while as I have been tied up with work and not got a lot done on this for a while. A lot has changed since I posted last, my old company sold to someone ne…READ MORE

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  • A different look at Linux jobs

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    The Linux foundation recently released the results of a short survey on Linux jobs in the form of an interesting infographic. While the graphic doesn’t reveal any ground-breaking information for people looking for Linux jobs, it does give a snapshot of the Linux job market. The info was collected …READ MORE

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  • Episode 26: Mobile World Congress 2014

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    Mobile World Congress 2014 brought us big enterprise mobility management news from Samsung, BlackBerry and other major players. Jack and Colin review the news and discuss its ramifications for the market….READ MORE

    Colin Steele2,790 pointsBadges:
  • Anatomy of a crimeware rootkit - scary stuff!


    I came across a recent tutorial on reverse engineering the ZeroAccess / Max++ / Smiscer Crimeware Rootkit. This is a very malicious rootkit that has features such as:

    Modern persistence hooks into the OS – Make it very difficult to remove without damaging the host OS.
    Ability to use a low le…READ MORE

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  • Building VMware End-User Computing Solutions with VMware View Book


    Phew. I know it’s a long title. But I wanted to shoehorn the word “end-user computing” and Barry wanted “VMware View” in the title – so this is the mash-up we can up with.

    It’s our joint pleasure to finally make available the end-user computing book that myself, and fellow vExpert, …READ MORE

    MikeLaverick55 pointsBadges:
  • Apple Easier to Deal With

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    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.

    http://www.tuaw.com/2013/02/26/france-telecom-ceo-apple-now-easier-t…READ MORE

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  • Hold the phone: Report says companies not measuring cost of customer channels

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    It’s wise to pinch a grain of salt on any study released by a software or service provider.

    With that said, it’s worth considering one bit of data in a report issued this week by Dimension Data, an IT service provider in Johannesburg, South Africa. The report said that contact centers aren’t meas…READ MORE

    Albert McKeon380 pointsBadges:
  • Converter


    Celsius to Fahrenheit conversionsEnter CelsiusValue in Fahrenheit provided by metric conversions

    Enter a Celsius value and submit for Fahrenheit equivalent.

    See all our calculators.

    See our Table of Physical Units…READ MORE

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