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Edward

About Edward

Edward is an unabashed geek currently employed at EMC Corporation as the Global Director of Cloud and Virtual Data Center Services. He spends his free time with his wife and two daughters listening to music, reading, building Lego projects, being dragged around the neighborhood by his 95# bulldog and just generally enjoying life.

Bespoke IT vs. Fit for Purpose

I’ve been focused on blogging over at EMC’s InFocus blog for the last year, but I want to get back to the Practical Polymath and start blogging more frequently about a wider variety of topics. First up is some thoughts … Continue reading

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Analytics and Big Data for Infrastructure

I had an interesting conversation a few weeks ago and was asked where am I placing my big bets for the future of IT. I’ve been very interested in Big Data and Analytics for awhile now and this question made … Continue reading

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Big Data and Creativity

One of the things I appreciated most about my high school education was the fact that the curriculum was developed with the express goal of teaching us how to think rather than teaching us by rote.  There was no “new … Continue reading

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On censoring and innovation

Perhaps it’s apophenia or selection bias but reading Stephen’s latest post over at Pack Rat on Tim Cook and Steve Ballmer struck a chord with some other stuff I’ve been reading and thinking about. As I wrote previously I’ve been … Continue reading

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Adventures in Hi-Fi

I consolidated my home office and listening area in a bedroom last year, moving things from the basement and our living room, in an effort to spend more time up with the family.  All in all it has been great, … Continue reading

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Getting back to living. . .

I spend a lot of time talking with customers and my team about transformation.  How we can transform IT, how we can transform our relationship with our customers, and how can we transform our business to continue to compete and … Continue reading

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RE: Cloud Computing: do you have a clue? | ZDNet

Twitter can on occasion prove useful.  My tweeps this morning shared an excellent post by Phil Wainewright of ZDNet on Cloud Computing and some misconceptions that still exist years after we’ve been talking about and implementing clouds titled “Cloud Computing: … Continue reading

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Cloud Conflation

We are a few years into this whole Cloud thing now and I’m surprised by how people still talk about it as a Cure All, some sort of silver bullet, conflating Cloud as a Service Delivery model with all sorts … Continue reading

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Go BIG or Go Home!

Go Big or Go Home, seems trite, but it is applicable to IT transformation. Companies that are successfully adopting cloud technologies are taking a transformation approach, not a technical project approach. The larger the scale of the program the more … Continue reading

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It’s all about the content or “What’s in the Case?”

Steve Herrod’s super session was one of the things I enjoyed most about this year’s VMworld. Not only were the technologies and ideas that were introduced inspiring and where I was hoping to see VMware head but there was real … Continue reading

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