Are social media and networking a waste of time?

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Are social media and networking including twitter, blogs, google+ and linkedin among other venues and mediums a waste of time or only for those who have nothing else to do? As with most things, the answer is it probably depends. However IMHO the answer is NO, social media and networking ...

How to write, publish and promote a book or blog

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Have you ever read an article, blog post or a book and said to yourself that you could do that, perhaps even better? Well, unless you have already done so, what are you waiting for to write a book, blog, article or create some other form of content using ...

Check out these top 50 IT blogs

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

The other day I saw something come in via the net about a top 50 IT blog list from Biztech Magazine, so being curious I clicked on the link (after making sure that it was safe). To my surprise, I saw my blog (aka Gregs StorageIOblog) listed near the top (they ...

March Metrics and Measuring Social Media

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

What metrics matter for social media and networking? Of course the answer should be it depends.      For example, would that be number of followers or how many posts, tweets or videos you post? How about the number of page hits, pages read or unique visitors to a site, perhaps ...

Who or what is your sphere of influence?

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

Disclosure: I used to be an IT customer working in different organizations, than worked for various vendors, than for an analyst firm before starting StorageIO. Thus I have been at various seats around the proverbial IT table, having listened to as well as being part of various stories from different ...

Poll: Whats Your Take on FTC Guidelines For Bloggers?

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

If you have not heard or read yet, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) last week released new guidelines pertaining to blogger (or other social media) disclosure of if they are being paid, receiving free products or services, or simply had their costs covered to attend an event that they will ...

Summer Book Update and Back to School Reading

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

August and thus Summer 2009 in the northern hemisphere are swiftly passing by and start of a new school year is just around the corner which means it is also time for final vacations, time at the beach, pool, golf course, amusement park or favorite fishing hole among other past ...

R U Twittering Yet?

Friday, May 8th, 2009

For those of you who are twitter fans, you can skip this post if you like as you are already twittering and know what it's about, however feel free to follow me if you are not already doing so @storage.On the other hand, for those of you new or not ...

Happy Earth Day 2009

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Its that time of the year again, that's right, earth day April 22 2009!If you frequent this blog, visit my websites (StorageIO, The Green and Virtual Data Center or Green Data Storage), track twitter, attended any of my speaking engagements, webcast, podcast, videos, radio interviews, seen press or media coverage, not ...

IBM Out, Oracle In as Buyer of Sun

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Following on the heals of IBM in talks with Sun that broke down a week or so ago, today's news is Oracle has agreed to buy Sun extending Larry Ellison's software empire as well as boosting his hardware empire from fast sport platforms to server, storage and other IT data ...

Recent StorageIO Media Coverage and Comments

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Realizing that some prefer blogs to webs to twitters to other venues, here are some recent links among others to media coverage and comments by me on a different topics that are among others found at www.storageio.com/news.html.Business Wire: Comments on The Green and Virtual Data Center Book - Jan ...

Do you have your copy of “The Green and Virtual Data Center” yet?

Monday, January 26th, 2009



Hitting The Road Again

Saturday, January 17th, 2009

The phrase hitting the road can have different meaning these days with rash of layoffs, cutbacks, right-sizing and so forth that are hitting companies of all sizes include IT manufacturer, services, media and even analysts firms of the like of giant Gartner (who also canceled some of their upcoming shows/conferences) ...

Getting Caught Up and Holiday Shopping

Friday, December 19th, 2008

Its a busy time of the year as things wind down and wrap up, including holiday shopping and applicable gift wrapping unless you outsource the wrapping to the likes of Amazon.com when shopping on-line in a cloud enabled world.For me this was a busy week with a quick trip out ...