Las Vegas can be daunting for the uninitiated, especially if they’re more intent on attending the event than hitting the Strip. So we loved seeing Jim Jones recent “Vegas for Newbies” article. Although we’ve got our own secrets (we go there at least half a dozen times a year for tech shows), Jim’s suggestions are dead on.
Trade shows are a veritable swag-fest, some with great loot and some with junk. I’ve been critical of the booth babe and chotchkie phenomenon, but my friend Kevin Houston has a better suggestion: Donate your (useful) swag like backpacks and pens to school kids in need.
The GestaltIT Tech Field Day event just wrapped up and it was a very interesting event. Stephen Foskett and Claire Chaplais did a phenomenal job at keeping the wheels on the bus. I realized that the attendees were just as critical as making the event a success above and beyond the vendors. […]
VMworld 2009 was a great conference in spite of some bumps such as scheduling and lab issues. The social media aspect made the conference even better by allowing people to see what was going on where they weren’t.
The VMware datacenter probably got the most visual attention. A whole row of Cisco UCS […]
Cloud Strategy – VMware’s cloud strategy is still maturing and growing.Ã‚Â We have been hearing from Maritz and others that technology is built into vSphere and other products to leverage it as a cloud platform.Ã‚Â I expect we’ll be hearing more about some tangible developments with cloud providers out there today. It will be interesting […]
We’re off to a pretty good start here at EMC World.Ã‚Â I’ve gotten to meet up with many other twitter folks at the ZDNet Blogger’s Lounge organized by @lendevanna.Ã‚Â Last year social media was just a small lunch tweetup but this year we have the lounge and a lot more networking going on.Ã‚Â There have […]