IT and storage economics 101, supply and demand

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

In my 2012 (and 2013) industry trends and perspectives predictions I mentioned that some storage systems vendors who managed their costs could benefit from the current Hard Disk Drive (HDD) shortage. Most in the industry would say that is saying what they have said, however I have an alternate scenario. ...

A conversation from SNW 2011 with Jenny Hamel

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Here (.qt) and here (.wmv) is a video from an interview that I did with Jenny Hamel (@jennyhamelsd6) during the Fall 2011 SNW event in Orlando Florida.Topics covered during the discussion include: Importance of metrics that matter for gaining and maintaining IT situational awareness ...

Cloud, virtualization and storage networking conversations

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Here is a link to a series cloud, virtualization and storage networking conversations posts that Im doing over at IT-Toolbox. Each post in the series covers various topics along with a frequently asked question that I encounter pertaining to clouds, virtualization and storage networking. Here is some related ...

The new Green IT: Efficient, Effective, Smart and Productive

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Given the buzz about big data and conversations or confusion around clouds along with virtualizing virtually anything possible, Green IT has fallen off the Buzzword Bingo Bandwagon. Green IT like so many other buzzwords and trends typically go through a hype cycle before getting tired, worn out, or disillusioned (see here ...

Hard product vs. soft product

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

In the IT industry space and data storage or computers and servers particularly so, mention hard product or software product and what comes to mind? How about physical vs. virtual servers or storage, hardware vs. software solutions, products vs. services? By contrast, in the aviation and airline ...

Green IT, Green Gap, Tiered Energy and Green Myths

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

There are many different aspects of Green IT along with several myths or misperceptions not to mention missed opportunities. There is a Green Gap or disconnect between environmentally aware, focused messaging and core IT data center issues. For example, when I ask IT professionals whether they ...

Green IT and Virtual Data Centers

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Green IT and virtual data centers are no fad nor are they limited to large-scale environments. Paying attention to how resources are used to deliver information services in a flexible, adaptable, energy-efficient, environmentally, and economically friendly way to boost efficiency and productivity are here to stay. Read more here in the article I did for ...

How to win approval for upgrades: Link them to business benefits

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Drew Rob has another good article over at Processor.com about various tips and strategies on how to gain approval for hardware (or software) purchases with some comments by yours truly. My tips and advice that are quoted in the story include to link technology resources to business ...

Upcoming Out and About Events

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

Following up on previous Out and About updates ( here and here ) of where I have been, heres where I'm going to be over the next couple of weeks. On September 15th and 16th 2009, I will be the keynote speaker along with doing a ...