The General Trends of Cloud Computing (Cloud Connect  2012)

The General Trends of Cloud Computing (Cloud Connect 2012)

When you cover a conference like Cloud Connect 2012, it is sometimes overwhelming to see so many things and people in a matter of a few days. It is generally a good thing to collect or receive a large amount of information. The downside is that it is hard to digest it all and condense [...]

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Drum Beats To Big Data:  the great compromise

Drum Beats To Big Data: the great compromise

“Man the food-gatherer reappears incongruously as information-gatherer,” was a line by Marshall McLuhan back in ’67. Back in ’43, Alan Turing visited Bell Labs on a cryptographic mission with Claude Shannon, the inventor of the word bit, as a unit for measuring information. Shannon and Turing were speculating on artificial thinking machines and Turing remarked, [...]

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Piracy, Liberty, Perspective And Personal Responsibility

The death of Kodak recently made an impression on me. Not that I cared a bit about the former photography icon or their failure to hold their brand together. No, it made an impression because, after all these years, that we’ve been involved in the digital revolution, there are still some folks out there who [...]

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I Confess….Mobile Computing…..

I Confess….Mobile Computing…..

Sometimes it is hard to admit that I am a laggard when it comes to the adoption of new technologies and services. I laugh at my friends who do not use LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter. But I now admit that I have not been exposed to mobile computing firsthand. Well, I was exposed to it [...]

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Techweb’s Cloud Connect Conference And The Evolution Of Trade Shows

Techweb’s Cloud Connect Conference And The Evolution Of Trade Shows

Greetings from NetHawk.tv after completing our first video shoot at Cloud Connect 2012 in Santa Clara. After forty years of covering trade shows some things change; some stay the same. I’ll never forget my first trade show back in the sixties at the Algonquin Hotel in NYC. It was the birth of the boutique era [...]

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Cloud Connect 2012 Video Interviews From NetHawk.tv

Cloud Connect 2012 Video Interviews From NetHawk.tv

We just completed our first video interviews for your viewing pleasure at www.nethawk.tv and we’ll be adding more daily. Tune in and here from Gordon Haff from Red Hat software and from attendees who shared their views of the show. We’d love to get your feedback and help us at this nexus for the bottom [...]

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February 2012 Patch Tuesday Overview

February 2012 Patch Tuesday Overview

Microsoft has released nine new security bulletins for the February 2012 edition of Patch Tuesday.  This Patch Tuesday is typically marked as a ‘heavy’ release month and includes nine new security bulletins addressing 21 vulnerabilities. There are two bulletins that administrators should look to patch immediately.  Both of these bulletins address vulnerabilties that have the [...]

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IT and Storage Economics 101, Supply and Demand

IT and Storage Economics 101, Supply and Demand

In my 2012 (and 2013) industry trends and perspectives predictions I mentioned that some storage systems vendors who managed their costs could benefit from the current Hard Disk Drive (HDD) shortage. Most in the industry would say that is saying what they have said, however I have an alternate scenario. My scenario is that for [...]

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Hey Mr. President, Do IT For The Lulz!

Hey Mr. President, Do IT For The Lulz!

Saturday 11 February 2012 During my days at U.C. Berkeley, in the early nineties, stories about how only the top anthropology and biology students were being wined and dined by CIA and FBI to study cultural propensities in the face of government hegemonic initiatives were bragged around campus like that was the entire point of [...]

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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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