Jason Perlow

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Jason Perlow, Senior Technology Editor at ZDNet, is a technologist with over two decades of experience integrating large heterogeneous multi-vendor computing environments in Fortune 500 companies. His expressed views do not necessarily represent those of his employer, The Linux Foundation.

My full-time employer is The Linux Foundation, a 501(c)3 not for profit organization. I write as a freelancer for ZDNet. The postings and opinions on this blog are my own and don't necessarily represent the positions, strategies or opinions of the Linux Foundation.

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IBM and UNIVAC in the Apollo Program

IBM and UNIVAC in the Apollo Program

IBM and UNIVAC were the key system integrators for the Apollo program. IBM provided broad computer support on a number of fronts including guidance systems on the Saturn V vehicle itself, whereas UNIVAC's computers were critical to the Deep Space Tracking Network (DSTN) required for upstream and downstream telemetry to and from the spacecraft.Read more about IBM and UNIVAC in the Apollo program in Tech Broiler.

July 13, 2009 by in CXO

Windows Vista, meet my Mother-In-Law.

Windows Vista, meet my Mother-In-Law.

Every weekend I return home from traveling the country working at the 10,000 foot level of enterprise architecture for Fortune 500 customers, there is at least a fifty percent chance that I may be called upon to do some in the trenches desktop support work.Such drudgery is occasionally required, especially if you are to maintain your status as a Good Son-In-Law.

June 29, 2008 by in CXO

Wikileaks: How our Government IT Failed Us

Wikileaks: How our Government IT Failed Us

It wasn't an insecure SIPRNet that created the "perfect storm" that allowed Private Bradley Manning to dump the State Department cables to Wikileaks. It was the failure of our government to apply standard IT practices in a theater of war.

December 1, 2010 by in CXO

Independent Consultants: Rest in Peace?

Independent Consultants: Rest in Peace?

The Independent Computer Consultants Association (ICCA) a professional organization that assisted small computer consulting businesses in the United States for over 30 years shut its doors at the end of 2009. Under the current economic climate, Is the independent consultant itself also living on borrowed time?

January 20, 2010 by in CXO

Frugal Tech Show with Altus CEO Ted Cocheu

Frugal Tech Show with Altus CEO Ted Cocheu

Frugal Networker Ken Hess and I talk with Ted Cocheu, CEO of Altus, which provides planning, recording, post-production and SAAS deployment of video content for trade shows and large enterprises.Click here to listen to the Frugal Tech Show Podcast with Altus' Ted Cocheu.

October 6, 2009 by in CXO

Lego Brick Virtualization

Lego Brick Virtualization

Server Virtualization can be a difficult concept to grok sometimes. A buddy forwarded me a link to this video made by Bluelock which explains it so clearly even a 5 year old could understand it.

May 5, 2009 by in CXO