Dell enters disaster recovery services fray

Well, what can I say? Back in February, following Dell's acquisition of MessageOne, I wrote a blog titled "Is it time for Dell to enter disaster recovery services fray?"As you will read, I speculated that the Austin, Texas giant...

07/01/08

Please tell me this college business professor is an exception.

Yesterday I was standing in line at a local post office, mailing a package and picking up some stamps.  Behind me, a young college student was impressing his girlfriend with talk about how his business professor was creating teams...

07/01/08

A cautionary tale about nuclear change management

When I got my daily Washington Post email this morning, I couldn't wait to read the story titled "Fifth coyote attack proves predators still lurking in Estero."  Oops, that is the Florida update!  Now where is it... Oh yes, here we...

06/06/08

Add THIS to your list of Disaster Recovery woes!

One thing you can always say about disaster recovery planning and response is that things are never dull.  Today, word comes that Texas IT professionals have a new risk to worry about. This risk is almost too small to see -- but its...

05/15/08

The Philadelphia Experiment

Earlier this week, my boss sent me the story of the failure of the Philadelphia Experiment. No, not the one that rendered a Naval warship invisible and teleported it to another dimension during World War II; although, come to think...

05/14/08

We have met the enemy, and he is us.

Who can forget the classic line uttered by Commodore Perry during the War of 1812's Battle of Lake Erie: "We have met the enemy and they are ours!" Perry, then age 28, kicked serious British naval butt in that decisive victory....

05/08/08

The Lords of Process

The Florida legislature has adjourned, which means I can get caught up on my blogging and my reading. And I found a very interesting column to talk about.First, the setup. Two years ago, I feared I would turn into furniture. At the...

05/05/08

For hurricanes and pandemics, plan one category higher

Today's blog comes via a cautionary tale regarding Hurricane Humberto. Humberto, as you may recall, was the 2007 Hurricane That Came Out Of Nowhere. Humberto started its life as a simple shower band crossing the lower peninsula of...

04/09/08

Another large government IT project goes down in flames

According to a story today from news service Breitbart, the Census Bureau is abandoning its quest to make the 2010 Census the first "digital" Census. A Census official is slated to tell a Congressional subcommittee that after...

04/03/08

Norway cries "OOPS" over OOXML vote in ISO

I have absolutely no details on this developing story, other than an article on a rival blogsite and a Podcast from today's Computerworld blog. Much more qualified Computerworld bloggers than I will fill you in with all the juicy...

04/01/08

Why you should care about Indonesia

You need to care today about what is going on in Indonesia, and you need to start paying very close attention to events within that archipelago nation. The reason is the sudden convergence of events, scientific papers, and government...

03/20/08

Toshiba unveils interesting post-HD strategery

Color me purple. In the vernacular of High Definition, that is what I am. I was a home theater geek way Back in the Day, a trend that stretched back to the early 1980s. But in recent years, I lost track of what was going on in...

03/06/08

Check small things

For major portions of the past two weeks, I have been flat on my back with some sort of virus (NOT the flu! I personally suspect Adenovirus14, but good luck trying to get someone to test you for Ad14). This, of course, has been...

03/04/08

Is it time for Dell to enter disaster recovery services fray?

It's a wet, overcast Friday in Tallahassee, and I am gazing out my eighth-floor window. The sky is black with ominous rain clouds, and squalls are behind them, off in the distance. But not too distant; they will be over us within...

02/22/08

RIM CEO would make a good Amity mayor

As we all are painfully aware, users of the ubiquitous Blackberry device felt great pain - approaching heroin withdrawal, in some cases - during a three-plus hour outage Monday, February 11th. Research in Motion (hereinafter called...

02/18/08

The looming day of reckoning

A digital Day of Reckoning is approaching, especially in government. Its arrival may be facilitated by a hurricane, or maybe a terrorist attack, or plausibly even a flu pandemic. But its arrival is much more likely to come from a...

02/14/08

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