November 15, 2012

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Offshore IT providers are not as good as you think

Last night – I spoke with another potential customer who has had a very bad experience with outsourcing their coveted project to an overseas country. Their experience turned down-right ugly. So what are some of the shortcomings of outsourcing offshore? There are many, however there a couple notable shortcomings that are hard to overcome. Most offshore […]

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November 8, 2012

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IT Priorites

Often times when I meet with a potential customer they have no clear strategy or focus for their IT goals. There is no centralize management or control. Sure in the beginning it is easy to get away with this and overlook any real structure to the organization of your IT department, your hardware and your […]

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October 25, 2012

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When disaster strikes

I cannot count the times that we have received a frantic phone call or email saying, “911 emergency – our server/network has crashed and we have lost everything!” Of course this is an emergency and a major business disaster. What would you do, or more importantly – what have you done to prevent this? Having […]

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October 23, 2012

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What is Big Data?

Through the months of 2012 we have been hearing the term “Big Data” a lot more. I have even seen a few television commercials about it, but of course they really don’t explain what it is. Yesterday while working with a customer on our storage cloud they asked, “What is the big data stuff I have […]

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October 16, 2012

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What is a virtual desktop

This weekend I was visiting family, it is always good and comforting to see family. The holidays are just around the corner and I try to visit my extended family, the ones that I will probably not see during the actual holidays. Of course there was the normal chatter like remember when you fell off your […]

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October 11, 2012

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IT department’s future in the wake of cloud computing

Today is a significant day – the date 10/11/12 will not be seen again for another century. However next year we will see 11/12/13, that is if the world does not end on December 21 of this year as some people have interpreted. This reminds me of a conversation I had earlier this week with […]

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October 9, 2012

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Intelligence Committee warns about security threats, pinpoints Chinese tech firms

The Untied States House Intelligence Committee warns US private companies from doing business with Chinese technology companies. Many people are worried that China has become prominent player in the field. The companies the federal government are most worried about are Huawei and ZTE. The Intelligence Committee also recommended a block be implemented forbidding them from […]

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October 4, 2012

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Windows 8 launching soon – should your organization upgrade

Microsoft’s newest operating system Windows 8 is set to release to the public on October 26th – maybe. Microsoft has consistently push the release date on virtually all of its software releases, so it remains to be seen if Microsoft can lock in this date. Windows 8 is a radical change in previous operating systems and […]

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October 1, 2012

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30 Years ago today…

On October 1, 1982 Sony changed the way we listened to music and stored our data with the release of the Compact Disc (CD). First released in Japan and six months later here in the United States. It was not cheap – coming in around $1000 and supplies were limited. The main appeal the CD […]

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September 27, 2012

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Facebook: The purge has commenced

In the recent past Facebook found many fake users, accounts and likes. Last month Facebook announced it would start deleting these bogus items in the near future. That day has arrived with Facebook confirming yesterday that process has begun. Tens of thousands of users were dropped from Facebook. Facebook metrics site PageData shows that Zynga’s Texas HoldEm Poker […]

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