Sometimes an IT performance problem has nothing to do with computers or applications - but the general rule holds: if you can't measure it, you don't understand it and you can't manage it.
A free-ranging daily blog on issues related to Unix - including Linux, BSD, and Solaris - with a particular focus on enterprise-level decision-making.
Paul Murphy (a pseudonym) is an IT consultant specializing in Unix and related technologies.
A recipe for failure: dedicated, long term, experts with long resumes, high billing rates, and zero applicable hands on experience.
If you assume the worst part of the recession is yet to come and you're an IT manager what should you do? Go into survival mode with project freezes, lay-offs, and promotions for the technically brilliant but politically incorrect on your staff.
We pretend, as a figure of speech, that computers can catch viruses - they can't; but they can harbor parasites and there's more than one way those can destroy your business.
Why do so many Wintel "professionals" hate the iPad? To paraphrase Nixon -when you have them by the wallet, their hearts and minds tend to follow
I was clearly wrong in predicting that the jury would find for SCO - but the fallout from the verdict is likely, I think, to be both worse for Linux and more surprising than anything, except the various fud campaigns and their consequences, that we've seen so far
It's too soon to comment on the SCO decision - so, instead, a thought or two on systems as language.
Perhaps the most interesting thing about google as a content recommendation engine is that it leads directly to the internet echo chamber effect - and that there's probably not a lot we can do about it.
When choosing between taking courses in Solaris or AIX with a view to making yourself more employable, the key considerations have to do with the type and quality of job you're going after, not the quality of the OS technology you're hoping to study.
A thank you! to an open source application author - and four bits worth of commentary about the complicated motives underlying the attacks on the American ideal inherent in the net neutrality movement.