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SDN and IoT, Two Big Trends Discussed at Fujitsu North America Technology Forum 2015, Part 1

SDN and IoT, Two Big Trends Discussed at Fujitsu North America Technology Forum 2015, Part 1

Both Software Defined Networking (SDN) and the Internet of Things (IoT) are hot topics these days. There was an interesting panel discussion of these two topics together at the recent Fujitsu North America Technology Forum 2015 at Levi’s stadium. The session was titled SDN and Next Generation Communication Infrastructure for End-to-End Connectivity in the IoT […]

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“Welcome to the Machine”

“Welcome to the Machine”

Yes, there is the Internet of Things: a world in parallel to ours were our devices, data, algorithms, gadgets, smart phones and digital tools interconnect, communicate, and work independently of our own input or monitoring. They provide us with efficiencies, automation, services and information, and even do things for us we often do not have […]

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What  CIOs Need to Know about Cloud Computing

What CIOs Need to Know about Cloud Computing

It is not too difficult to understand what public cloud is and why it is useful to have it. You outsource all the necessary computing and storage needs to somewhere else. On top of that, you pay only for what you use. And you use it as much as you want when you have a […]

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New Generation of CIOs Is Born with Cloud Computing and Consumerization of IT

New Generation of CIOs Is Born with Cloud Computing and Consumerization of IT

This continues the discussion of the interview of Tim Crawford by Andrew Dailey of MGI Research at the recent Teladata Technology Convergence Conference. As before, I have summarized what was discussed and injected my comments and thoughts triggered by their Q&A. It was simple in the enterprise world. There was a main business organization with […]

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Open Innovation, Mozilla’s Way

Open Innovation, Mozilla’s Way

A keynote speech by a prominent expert usually kicks off a conference. In Teladata’s recent Technology Convergence Conference on collaboration between IT and facilities departments, Pascal Finette’s interesting speech was very unusual. He talked about a new way of running a business with open innovation—that is, with everything open. Pascal Finette of Mozilla I never […]

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Our Panel’s Conclusion on DCIM Tools

Our Panel’s Conclusion on DCIM Tools

Those who do not follow my blog may be confused without some background. Teladata is a consulting firm focusing on data center technologies. They saw a huge gap between IT and facilities that is making data center operation less efficient. That is well illustrated in my previous blog. I had the opportunity to moderate a […]

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Organizational Shrapnel

Organizational Shrapnel

…as with any end to a international school year there comes moments of reflection and looking back that generate ideas and new perspectives. This year has been a challenging one on many levels due to a host of odd circumstances and situations in my department and school that effected us all in the IT Department, […]

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The Conversation We Are Not Having Maybe…

The Conversation We Are Not Having Maybe…

At the airport in Frankfurt on my way to Rome for a days work with Marymount International School and their faculty on 1 to 1 Laptops. Time to reflect in the waiting lounge about the ECIS IT Conference in Frankfurt last week, a wonderful reminder that it is not about IT but learning. The conference […]

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Shadows

Shadows

Three years ago my department’s Network Manager was killed in a tragic car accident with his child. The event was traumatic for his family, friends, everyone in my department and the larger school community. He had worked at the school for 10 years, and had created a robust network, and daily supported many innovations and […]

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What 2011 Holds in Store for Your GRC Program – Five Predictions

It’s certainly not news that 2010 has been a tough year for organizations looking to establish and maintain an effective GRC program as they face the ongoing challenges of balancing GRC obligations with budget and resource constraints. In 2011, as the number of applicable regulations and standards increase and organizations look to protect themselves against […]

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