Keith Townsend, aka the CTO advisor, breaks down how he plans to make the move to an IT influencer work financially.
The year is 2017. At this point, whenever Windows Server 2003 provides the inspiration for a blog post, it’s probably not going to be the very salutary.
Dan Frith used a recent experience with the dated OS to look at the state of software lifecycles, and quite frankly vent some frustration.
The good folks over at Network Collective have launched a new video series called the History of Networking. Their not-so-humble mission is to present conversations with people who helped invent the Internet and modern networking. Sounds like a lot of fun to me.
Oracle and the cloud have had a rocky relationship. If you listen to what Oracle is saying, they’re on pace to displace AWS and be the biggest cloud provider out there. This is more than a little marketing bluster. But if you watch the company, they’re actually making some very interesting moves in the space.
Wireless IT also seems to personally effect end-users. Perhaps it’s because it’s easier for them to seemingly isolate Wi-Fi as the source of their frustration, it seems less bundled into other IT infrastructure (even if it really isn’t).
This makes these end-users both insanely frustrating, with the blanket declaration that “Wi-Fi sucks”, but also useful as the ultimate arbiter of performance. There’s generally only binary reactions of approving apathy or vocal derision.
Checkers is the game I played to kill time waiting for tables at restaurants. But solving checkers turns out to be a fascinating exercise. Recently, Alphabet’s AlphaGo team has made a lot of headlines with their neural network-based ability to beat human Go masters. But Ray Lucchesi looks back at earlier days trying to solve checkers with much more limited hardware and fundamentally different approaches.
Another day, another acquisition. This time, it’s Data Gravity, another familiar face from Tech Field Day events. According to The Register, Data Gravity was rapidly shedding staff and costs and had almost shut down when it was sold. Now Ben Kepes reports that HyTrust has purchased the company.
Zetta was an early Field Day supporter, presenting all the way back in 2010 at our first event at VMworld. Since then the company has had its ups and downs, and now seems to be “out”: It has been purchased by Arcserve, as reported by Ben Kepes.
Greg Ferro is correct about the misconceptions many people have about the human resources (HR) department at their company. Although the people in the HR department aren’t necessarily bad, their organizational mission is service to the company and the law, not service to the employees. They’re usually happy to help employees if it helps the company, but that’s about all they can do.
Justin Cohen outlines what he’s heard from Cisco about efforts to bring down internal silos, and the unprecedented collaboration between units now happening within the company. In their Digital Network Architecture, Cisco is focusing on intent and context as the pillars of moving toward a more intuitive and holistic view of the network from a business perspective.