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Should your email live in the cloud?

Should your email live in the cloud?

Should your email live in the cloud?Colleague Chris Voce and I have written a pair of reports to answer that question from the perspectives of an information and knowledge management professional and an infrastructure and operations professional.

January 12, 2009 by in Collaboration

Wi-Fi: the only network you need?

Wi-Fi: the only network you need?

CES, the showcase of all tech that is likely to make a splash over the next year, is upon us. While reserved primarily for, as the name implies, consumer technology, there are fundamental tools and technologies that will impact businesses as well.

January 7, 2009 by in Hardware

Mark Twain, US Politics, and the state of enterprise BI

Mark Twain, US Politics, and the state of enterprise BI

If you haven’t yet heard the latest news on the American political scene, let me fill you in: Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has been arrested on charges of conspiracy to commit fraud and soliciting bribery. Among the alleged offenses is that the Governor planned to sell the Senate seat of President-elect Barack Obama to the highest bidder, or, if no offers met his expectations, to take the seat for himself for personal gain.

December 10, 2008 by in Tech & Work

Extranet collaboration platforms - coming soon, but many-to-many problem remains

Extranet collaboration platforms - coming soon, but many-to-many problem remains

In our conversations with many information and knowledge management professionals, it's clear that their distributed and multicompany teams need better extranet collaboration tools.And they feel the problem is only getting worse as companies go virtual, global, distributed, outsourced, green, travel-less, and partnered, thus driving the need for ever-better collaboration tools that work outside the firewall.

December 3, 2008 by in Networking

Addressing virtualization's achilles heel

Addressing virtualization's achilles heel

The benefits of virtualization are quite obvious but when you start to really increase the density of virtual machines in order to maximize utilization suddenly it ain't such a simple proposition. The latest CPUs from AMD and Intel are more than up to the task of running 10-20 or more applications at a time.

November 16, 2008 by in Servers

What's he building in there?

What's he building in there?

Tom Waits fans know the title of this post as one of his pieces and one that was used in the Enron documentary "The Smartest Guys In the Room." There's a YouTube video of the Waits piece here, if you're interested.

October 29, 2008 by in Networking

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