Category Archives: Future of IT

Capacity Management Twice a Year? No. Just, no.

One of my colleagues heard a cry for help from a client struggling to manage their infrastructure capacity.  One month they’re flush with resources, the next they’re dying for disk, CPU and, in some cases, network bandwidth.  This memo was … 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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Bo Knows Virtualization

A little shout-out is in order to my friend and colleague Christopher Kusek over at pkguild.com.  I have no idea what the URL means, but since he has authored a book or two and has a decent following, something is … Continue reading

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Demand Management does not mean what you think it means

So can we stop mangling the term in the same way people have destroyed the word “theory” over the last 50 years?  A theory is not some cockamamie idea you thought up 5 minutes ago but a rational, supported, tested … Continue reading

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Is Louis C.K. a model for cloud services?

OK, so maybe that is a stretch but the enterprising cloud service provider should still take heed.  The phenomenally hilarious comedian (YMMV) Louis C.K. completely circumvented the major ticket brokers and managed to sell his own tickets.  Eliminating the middle … Continue reading

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Scientists crack RSA SecurID 800 tokens, or not

Caveat: I am not a cryptology guy and I stopped running a security consulting practice years ago, so feel free to correct my oversimplified illustrations in the comments.  Accuracy is important. This breathless article from Ars Technica declares in large … Continue reading

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How investors can make money off the ‘cloud’ – write empty articles

How investors can make money off the ‘cloud’ – USATODAY.com. Just get paid to write more articles like this about “the cloud”.  If you never have to speak clearly, define any terms or even use them correctly and still get … Continue reading

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This is why “Shadow IT” happens

One of my friends, let’s call him Rich, works for one of the largest school districts in the U.S. as a technology coordinator.  Rich is the business end between the classroom and the prodigious IT resources a top-10 school district … 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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Cisco’s VNI Forecast Projects…whatever the hell it wants

Cisco’s VNI Forecast Projects the Internet Will Be Four Times as Large in Four Years – The Network: Cisco’s Technology News Site. I really want to love a study that uses the term zettabyte without a trace of sarcasm but … Continue reading

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