Archive for the ‘General News’ Category

Microsoft Losing Its Way? (2012-6-5)

Recently the big news was this: Microsoft is removing the START button in Windows 8 and the new Server OS. The news was here: http://www.pcworld.com/article/256570/microsoft_thwarts_start_button_hacks_as_new_windows_8_build_launches.html An update to the news is here: http://betanews.com/2012/06/04/dont-believe-the-lies-you-can-have-a-start-menu-on-windows-8-release-preview/ What’s the big deal? It’s just a button! Right? Actually it indicates the changing landscape of IT and how Microsoft perceives the […]

Two Methods to Bypass the Great Firewall of China (2011-9-6)

I was recently asked for some advice to find a way to “bypass the great firewall of China.” The company is trying to allow Chinese developers access and program a website for this company. In other words, the “GFOC” is blocking internal business affairs of the legitimate company – yes that’s communism hard at work…that […]

Technology in a Human Context (2011-7-12)

I was intrigued by a recent article so I sent this email to Cathy: Hi Cathy, I just read the write-up on your efforts here: http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/157/cathy-davidson-duke-university-hastac …and you are so right! I’ve worked in IT for over 15 years, own an IT company and done IT work for over 300 companies. A couple times during […]

1 Zettabyte (2011-7-7)

1024 Exabytes = 1 Zettabyte 1024 Zettabytes = 1 Yottabyte 1024 Yottabytes = 1 Brontobyte 1024 Brontobytes = 1 Geopbyte Source: http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/29/visualized-a-zettabyte/

Technology Companies Organizational Charts (2011-7-1)

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/big-tech-org-charts-2011-6

The Cloud Advantage and Business Considerations (2011-6-29)

Revolutionary. Game-Changing. Breakthrough. Our love for new technology is a story as old as the human race and to display our affinity for new tech we discuss, publish and blog about it in the superlative. We love it, we hate it. It’ll never fail (or sink like the Titanic), it has no chance of success […]

Another Reason to Second-Guess Moving to “The Cloud” (2011-6-3)

David Barksdale was a site reliability engineer at Google when he was fired last July after it was discovered he had been accessing users’ accounts to find personal information. According to reports, he snooped through one 15-year-old boy’s Google Voice call logs to find out the name of the kid’s girlfriend and then threatened to […]