Jason Perlow

Jason Perlow, Sr. Technology Editor at ZDNet is a technologist with over two decades of experience with integrating large heterogeneous multi-vendor computing environments in Fortune 500 companies. Jason is currently a Technical Architect Consultant at Dimension Data. His expressed views do not necessarily represent those of his employer.

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DIRECTV: Well HERE's Your Problem, Ma'am...

DIRECTV: Well HERE's Your Problem, Ma'am...

Shortly after I posted my diatribe on my problems with my DIRECTV HD receivers and the company's horrible customer service, I was contacted by Stuart Sweet, a moderator on a popular Satellite TV forums site, DBSTalk. Apparently, my post had created quite a stir  and I was asked to register on the site in the hopes that the online community could help me out.

July 20, 2008 by in Hardware

The 5 Stages of iPhone Acceptance

The 5 Stages of iPhone Acceptance

The Five Stages of the Kübler-Ross modelThe iPhone has become such a part of our collective consciousness that soon entire books are going to be written about the sociological impact of such a groundbreaking, Insanely Great device. Why, it's so dammed important, that it's probably pointless to write about any other pressing computing or technology issue.

July 14, 2008 by in Enterprise Software

EPIC iFAIL

EPIC iFAIL

My wife Rachel has been awaiting the iPhone 3G for several months. Even though I am wedded to my beloved BlackBerry, she wanted to be able to carry a single device to play her music, act as a phone, and to be able to check her email.

July 11, 2008 by in Mobility

VMWare: Time to Pay the Open Source Piper

VMWare: Time to Pay the Open Source Piper

It would not be an exaggeration to say that yesterday was a very bad day for VMWare.My friend and fellow tech blogger colleague at ComputerWorld, Steven J Vaughn-Nichols, thinks the company will be down for the count when they take their next hit, that essentially, the company should be treated like the walking dead.

July 8, 2008 by in Enterprise Software

SIMORE dual SIM card -- FrankenBerry is ALIVE!

SIMORE dual SIM card -- FrankenBerry is ALIVE!

Two weeks ago, I kvetched about my wretched existence of having to carry two separate mobile devices for Voice and Data use -- a regular 3G cellphone and my inseparable BlackBerry 8820. Apparently, I'm not alone in this situation: some of you told me that you even carry two or more separate cell phones to have two phone numbers, one for work and one for personal use, and this doesn't count the other kit you have to carry with you, such as your MP3 player, your GPS unit and your camera.

July 7, 2008 by in BlackBerry

How to make sweet lemonade out of sour Vista lemons

How to make sweet lemonade out of sour Vista lemons

In a previous article I talked about some of the ways Microsoft might be able to learn from its mistakes with Windows Vista and deliver a winner with Windows 7. I also hit pretty close to home with a number of readers when I talked about the real world problems my own Mother-in-law has been having with her Vista machine -- and how I may have to eventually downgrade her to XP.

July 6, 2008 by in Windows

Hyper-V: The no-brainer virtualization stack for Windows

Hyper-V: The no-brainer virtualization stack for Windows

Last Thursday, Microsoft released the final version of Hyper-V, the much anticipated built-in hypervisor for Windows Server 2008. Back in February, we had a look at a late beta release, and we were quite impressed with the performance of the system and how easy it was to manage virtual machines.

June 30, 2008 by in Microsoft

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