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Event Marketing Folks Don’t Get Enough Credit

With 25 years of attending tradeshows and launch events, I can attest that the Marketing/Events team does not get enough credit.

Booth folks show up and find a massive display ready for them to click their mouse and start talking to customers. And when the show floor closes, the staff leave and the booth magically […]

AA and USAir are not “one airline”

To the “New AA” — please stop misrepresenting yourself as a single airline with US Airlines.

You are not conducting yourself as a single airline, and the result is that I won’t see my kids this evening.

Your signage says “We’re bringing you greater schedule options ” but that isn’t entirely true.

I booked […]

Beware of SPOF – Single Point of Failure

While most IT Pro’s think about ‘Data Protection’ as the proactive activities, technologies and policies for assuring recovery and resiliency, a lot of folks forget to look for the architectural and cultural SPOF’s that can hinder production and recovery.

Here is a non-DP SPOF example that I am currently struggling with – my home-office’s Internet […]

How do you back up Saas? I’d like to know

You can’t have an IT “modernization” discussion without bringing up the cloud. And in the realm of data protection, that comes in a few obvious flavors:

Backup as a Service (BaaS) – where your data is backed up either directly to a cloud provider or first to a local appliance and then to that provider. […]

Now that the election is over, I worry about us

I worry about us.

Now that the battle that we call elections is over, I find myself not so disappointed in the election results — but more in my social networks.

We shake our heads and get mad at how polarized our congress is, but they are our representatives — and we mere mortals are […]

JBuff’s BYOD Experiment (part 3 of 4) Corporate Expectations

A while back, I decided to do an experiment on BYOD — here are my results: JBuff’s BYOD experiment – part 1, Acquisition Challenges JBuff’s BYOD experiment – part 2, Getting Started with Data JBuff’s BYOD experiment – part 3, Corporate Expectations JBuff’s BYOD experiment – part 4, video excerpt from BYOD seminar JBuff’s BYOD […]

JBuff’s BYOD Experiment (part 2 of 4) Getting Started

A while back, I decided to do an experiment on BYOD — here are my results:

JBuff’s BYOD experiment – part 1, Acquisition Challenges JBuff’s BYOD experiment – part 2, Getting Started with Data JBuff’s BYOD experiment – part 3, Corporate Expectations JBuff’s BYOD experiment – part 4, video excerpt from BYOD seminar JBuff’s BYOD […]

JBuff’s BYOD Experiment (part 1 of 4) Acquisition Challenges

One of the more intersecting discussions in data protection is BYOD. When its not a corporately owned device, and therefore the IT department has far less influence (including perhaps the inability to install agent technologies on it) — who is responsible for backing up the data, and where should corporate data be backed up to […]

How Netflix damaged my opinion of Barnes and Noble

First, let me say that I have been a fan of the Nook since it came out.  I owned an original, have two Nook Colors, and bought a Nook Tablet on its first week.  In total, my family has 5 devices, along with umpteen book and apps.

But all of that fidelity waned today – […]

The best outcome of a TCO-ROI presentation is when they argue with you

[Excerpt from my book, Data Protection for Virtual Data Centers – www.DataProtectionBible.com]

Chapter 2, Data Protection by the Numbers (click here to download Chapter 2) covers among other things ROI and TCO. One of the formulas discussed is the “Cost of Downtime”:

Sometimes, the best thing that can happen when you present […]

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