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2021 Year End Rundown | Gestalt IT Rundown: December 22, 2021

Join us for a year-end rundown of the biggest stories each month of 2021. Stephen and Tom wrap up the year with their thoughts on the news that shaped the IT world.

January: Pat Gelsinger Goes to Intel | 1:14

Read more: Intel CEO Bob Swan to step down, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger to replace him

February: Jeff Bezos Names Andy Jassy as new CEO | 3:22

Read more: Jeff Bezos to step down as Amazon CEO, Andy Jassy to take over in Q3

March: Micron Drops 3D Xpoint | 5:48

Read more: Micron Bows Out of 3D XPoint Business

April: Intel Introduces Ice Lake | 7:45

Read more: How Wonderful Gets Done

May: Colonial Pipeline Attack | 9:48

Read more: ‘Jugular’ of the U.S. fuel pipeline system shuts down after cyberattack

A Closer Look at the DarkSide Ransomware Gang

June: Keerti, Partha, Pradeep Leave HPE | 11:39

Read more


July: NSO Group Pegasus Exposed | 14:17

Read more: Report: active zero-click iMessage exploit in the wild targeting iPhones running the latest software, used against activists and journalists

August: CosmosDB Vulnerability | 17:14

Read more: Microsoft Azure vulnerability exposed thousands of cloud databases

ChaosDB: How we hacked thousands of Azure customers’ databases

September: FujiFilm LTO Launch | 9:16

Read more: FUJIFILM Launches LTO Ultrium 9 Data Cartridge, increasing capacity and speed for the next generation of secure data storage

Fujifilm Reducing Energy Consumption and CO2 Emissions with Tape

October: Facebook Outage | 21:14

Read more: Facebook Outage Analysis


November: VMware Spinout Complete | 23:51

Dell spins off $64 billion VMware as it battles debt hangover


December: Log4j Vulnerability | 28:08

Read more: Companies scramble to defend against newly discovered ‘Log4j’ digital flaw

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Tom Hollingsworth

Tom Hollingsworth is a networking professional, blogger, and speaker on advanced technology topics. He is also an organizer for networking and wireless for Tech Field Day.  His blog can be found at