Author Archives: Peter

About Peter

Peter is a Geocacher, competitive cribbage player, surfer, amateur magician, golfer and star watcher (the astronomical kind). In his day job for Datalink, Peter is a Senior Manager with their Cloud Service Management Practice helping customers build, manage and improve their legacy IT and Private Cloud infrastructures through Automation, Orchestration and clean living. We're not so sure on the clean living.

Values Mismatch

http://www.crn.com/news/networking/300082418/cisco-president-aws-model-is-a-gamble-and-a-hiccup-away-from-bankruptcy.htm?cid=nl_alert&utm_content=edit-alert-101316#li=MA1-fd5164b0d89cf7d5&cs=MA1-4162e50ec8b9f4d999a7591d5b834977 Article: “OMG AWS partner model is the suxx0rs and AWS is going to go bankrupt” The Channel: We’re pretty sure their partner model sucks by design, so they don’t go bankrupt. That’s why we don’t partner with them. Who … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Why yes, race to the bottom seems like a perfect description

http://www.itworld.com/article/3118815/cloud-computing/has-your-cloud-consultant-gone-crazy.html It’s hard to argue with much of what the author says.

Share
Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Viva la Shadow IT

The Register almost gets it.  I don’t blame them, really.  You can’t change the world overnight and articles about IT engaging the business mostly reflect the IT world as it is.  It’s no surprise they fall short when it comes … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Future of IT, Public Cloud | Tagged , , , , | 9 Comments

Road Trip

Denver Comic Con is this weekend.  The younglings were unable to convince me to grow out the beard enough to cosplay as Heisenberg (the boy’s preference) or Gordon Freeman (the girl’s preference) but I can play a mean dork. And … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

4 Steps to Curing IT’s Woes

Occasionally, I write something that’s not published here first.  This is one of those times… http://www.itbriefcase.net/4-steps-to-curing-its-woes I have to admit, the first time I copped to putting someone from Marketing in an IT role it drew gasps from the CIOs … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Future of IT | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Epic Fail: 5 Reasons Self-Service ITaaS Portals Are Failing

I’m not a fan of the listicle and I’m definitely not a fan of headlines that start with “EPIC,” “SHOCKING” or “SECRET” but sometimes it’s just the only way.  In this case, it was.  I work with Steve and we … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

The Fight for Forensics | Stephanie Schroeder

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stephanie-schroeder/the-fight-for-forensics_b_7871538.html I cannot believe I am doing this, but even a blind squirrel finds a nut on occasion.  Today’s blind squirrel is HuffPo.  The nut is this post from Stephanie Schroeder regarding Forensics programs. Some of her reasoning is a … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Public Speaking for Professionals

For those of you in the July 23, 2015 workshop, I’ll update this post with the actual presentation in a few days.  For now, use this as a dumping ground thread for comments and discussion.

Share
Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A letter to the editor on CA SB 277

One of my friends sent me this article in a local (Northern California) paper that mentions my own State Assembly representative here in Southern California.  The “Letter to the Editor” brief (TL;DR) version is above the fold.  More detail is … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

E-mail I Should be Ashamed to Write…

…but I’m not. The Setup: I was traveling and had no access to my documents but could read e-mail.  SalesGuy was asking me what our bill rate was for a specific resource, which involves looking at a pricing model and … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment