The Tale of the Tape


Originally published on Its All About Recovery as The Tale of the Tape. Back in my younger days, I worked in IT operations. One of the projects that consumed about a year of my life was a backup and recovery project. The project’s scope was limited but important. We were tasked with selecting a new […]

Is Your Data Really Protected?

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Originally Published at Its All About Recovery as Is Your Data Really Protected? You’ve spent a great deal of time and money getting your SaaS application “live.” You went with SaaS as a way to take advantage of the cloud and to offload some of the operational issues around your applications. Your SaaS application is […]

BYOD, Security and You


Dell recently released a survey titled BYOD:Putting Users First Produces Biggest Gains, Fewest Setbacks (PDF of survey here) that warns organizations against ignoring BYOD. The survey has some great insights into the world of IT and BYOD. A few highlights of the survey and my additional comments are below. A user-centric strategy can have a […]

The Future of Managed Services Providers (MSP’s)

Managed Services Providers (MSP’s) have been around the IT space for years. Most small and medium organizations have experience have experience working with MSP’s in IT, finance, HR and other areas of the business. The role of the MSP is an important one in the small and medium business (SMB) space. An MSP provides the […]

Transitioning to the Cloud


Many Small and Mid-sized Businesses (SMB’s) have moved to the cloud for a portion or in some instances, all, of their IT application needs. Most transitions to the cloud that I’ve been a part of started with moving websites from an internal server to a cloud based hosted provider. This transition of hosting websites to […]

Innovation & The CIO – A twitter chat summary #CIOInnovate


I had the pleasure of moderating / hosting a twitter chat yesterday (Tuesday April 30 2013) involving the topic of Innovation & the CIO using the hashtag #CIOInnovate. The chat was sponsored by Dell and their Chief Innovation Officer Jim Stikeleather (‏@stikeyoda) joined the conversation and provided some excellent insight and feedback on the topic […]

Desktop Virtulization as a solution for BYOD


The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) discussions continue to occur across most organizations. While most BYOD discussions revolve around security practices,some really good conversations are beginning around the use of virtualization techniques to allow BYOD to flourish while keeping a tight control over security and data. I recently spoke with the CIO of a small […]

The challenge of Mobility and Enterprise Security


First it was laptop computers, now its tablets. The enterprise is getting more mobile and IT groups have to find ways to ensure security can keep up. This mobile world has always brought challenges to the IT group. While IT worries about security and management of these mobile devices, the business is concerned with productivity […]

Cloud Computing and the Desktop Client


Everyone’s moving to the cloud. Rightly so…the cloud brings scalability and agility and it provides opportunities for true innovation by IT groups. Many teams are moving operations and data centers – or parts of data centers – to the Cloud. But there’s more to the Cloud than just a place to store data. The Cloud isn’t […]

VMware Online Event 2013 – Happening Now

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VMware’s Online Forum 2013 is starting now.  Jump on and learn more about virtualization, automation and management tools.  There are live breakout sessions happening that will let you take a deep dive into various technologies and offering as well as opportunities to meet new folks from around the world. I’m going to be looking for […]