Plugging the Skills Gap… If There Is One

In the early days of automobiles, the driver’s biggest friend was their tool box.  Cars, although simple, tended to break down quite often, and needed a tweak here, a thump there and a bit replaced over there for many a journey to be completed. As time went on, not only did cars become more dependable,… Read More

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Charles Darwin Would Not Be Using Passwords Today

When Charles Darwin said “It is not the strongest of the species that survives but those who can best manage change,” I don’t think he was referring to website passwords. However, I thought this quote was appropriate to where we are now, and how useful passwords are to our lives. Things evolve, and we replace… Read More

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When Nevro Corp. needed to accelerate data to and from VMware’s vCloud, they looked to Silver Peak to provide a secure, scalable solution to maximize performance and speed critical business operations. As a medical device company, Nevro Corp. required a secure platform that was able to meet the industry’s stringent regulatory requirements. After choosing and… Read More

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Say Goodbye to IT

“Lead, follow, or get out of the way.” Thomas Paine, 1737-1809 Two centuries ago, when state-of-the-art IT was the 3,000-year-old abacus and the fastest form of communications was the smoke signal, Thomas Paine’s words might have made sense, but today, especially for CIOs and IT professionals, Do. Help. Or Get Out of the Way. is… Read More

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Earlier this year I was both a speaker and a moderator at Network World’s Open Networking Exchange (ONX) conference in Chicago. While the thrust of the conference was the varying technological approaches to implementing SDN, I asked the speakers a very important question: How are SDN and all of the other changes in the industry… Read More

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Plugging the Skills Gap… If There Is One

In the early days of automobiles, the driver’s biggest friend was their tool box.  Cars, although simple, tended to break down quite often, and needed a tweak here, a thump there and a bit replaced over there for many a journey to be completed. As time went on, not only did cars become more dependable, but groups like AAA started up to offer roadside assistance to replace the need for any deep mechanical skill in the average driver.  Deeper knowledge was provided by garage mechanics, who became the people tasked with ensuring that a car ran from service to service.  Now, even these “grease monkeys” are finding that they do not need … Read More

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