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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Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for February 2012

Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for February 2012

Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for February 2012 Published: Thursday, February 09, 2012 Version: 1.0 This is an advance notification of security bulletins that Microsoft is intending to release on February 14, 2012. This bulletin advance notification will be replaced with the February bulletin summary on February 14, 2012. For more information about the bulletin [...]

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February 2012 Patch Tuesday Advanced Notification

February 2012 Patch Tuesday Advanced Notification

Microsoft has announced their February 2012 Advanced Notification for the upcoming Patch Tuesday.  Microsoft is planning to release nine security bulletins fixing 21 vulnerabilities. Security Bulletin Breakdown: 4 bulletins are rated as Critical 5 bulletins are rated as Important 7 vulnerabilities could lead to Remote Code Execution 2 vulnerabilities could lead to Elevation of Privilege [...]

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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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Integrate Mobile with Your Business Phone System the Right Way

Integrate Mobile with Your Business Phone System the Right Way

Today’s mobile devices can be seamlessly integrated with the modern business phone systems. Designed the right way, a fully featured business communications solution will simplify your business and speed communication across your organization. Our Integrating Mobile/Phone Systems Research Package gives you the tools you need to make it happen. Consider some of the benefits: * [...]

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Cloud Computing and the Consumerization of IT: Does CIO Stand for Career Is Over?

Cloud Computing and the Consumerization of IT: Does CIO Stand for Career Is Over?

I have talked to Tim Crawford several times in the past and written a blog based on one of those conversations.  Tim is an IT guy of CIO caliber, and his insights are independent of particular vendors or industries. He has been very active in the cloud computing area and appears at many cloud and [...]

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Defining Cloud Computing’s Key Characteristics, Deployment and Delivery Types

Defining Cloud Computing’s Key Characteristics, Deployment and Delivery Types

Recently, Peter Mell and Timothy Grance of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) provided the Federal Government’s definitions for cloud computing. I find these definitions helpful, a quick reference when reading and learning about cloud computing trends. Further, I find that even the most seasoned tech professionals know little about cloud computing or [...]

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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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