Tag Archives: Facebook

What is Big Data?

October 23, 2012

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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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Facebook: The purge has commenced

September 27, 2012

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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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FBI pushes for broader Internet surveillance

September 24, 2012

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It has always been a game of cat and mouse, hide and seek – the white hats verses the black hats. For as long as I can remember, and I’ve been involved in technology since 1980, even before the IBM XT computer debut in 1983 – people, hackers really, have been trying to access data […]

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The New Cloud Applications

September 6, 2012

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Last night I had friends over to watch the opening NFL game between the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants. Dallas won the game 24-17. During the game a commercial aired about cloud computing and what the cloud can do for you. I am sorry to say that one of my guest was unclear about […]

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Facebook lockup is lifted today, 271 million shares to flood market

August 16, 2012

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When the Facebook debacle debuted on May 18, or should I say when Facebook went public – as with many initial public offerings a “lockup” agreement was established by NASDAQ. A lockup is an agreement that restricts shareholders from selling any shares for a specified period of time. In this case 3 months. Normally – […]

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Looking for a Multi-Cloud Management Tool

August 2, 2012

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Recently, one of the users in a LinkedIn group I subscribe to asked the question “does anyone make a multi-cloud management tool”? The timing of this question could not have been better. As discussed in my “sneak peek” article on Monday, we are in the final stages of development on our next-gen cloud. A topic I […]

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Password Protection Act of 2012 filed in House and Senate

May 24, 2012

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On March 19, I wrote about employers asking for your Facebook and other social media login information. On May 9, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Representative Martin Heinrich (D-NM), and several others filed the Password Protection Act of 2012 (PPA) in the Senate and House. The bill is meant to prevent employers from demanding employees and […]

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Facebook stock under performs – where are Facebook’s friends now?

May 21, 2012

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I guess Facebook does not have as many friends as it thought. With dismal stock prices from the start, Facebook’s initial stock offering started at $38.00 per share and closed its inaugural day of trading at a disappointing $38.23. Only up 23 cents for the day. Investors and technology industry watchers are closely tracking the […]

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The dark side of Social Media

March 29, 2012

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Most all of us use social media of some sort, whether Facebook, LinkedIn, Tweeter, Google+, Flickr, WordPress, the list goes on. It’s a great way to connect to our friends and family, share insight as to what is happening in our lives at any moment and of course to see what others are doing as […]

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Your privacy – can an employer ask for your Facebook login and password?

March 19, 2012

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I have become acutely aware that in this day and age you cannot expect any privacy once you walk out the front door of your house. Video and camera’s are everywhere and one just has to expect that your every move is being watch and scrutinized. It seems that not only is Big Brother keeping […]

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