Backup to the Future!!

Old times forgotten I’ve been around backup and recovery for a lot of years.  Started as a night time backup operator slinging 288MB (yes megabyte) disk packs, mounting 9-track reel to reel tape (don’t forget to check if it is write protected) and initiating a copy (backup) on a WANG VS7310 way back in late…

What is a technology evangelist?

What exactly do you do? It is a question I have been asked more than once, especially after seeing my business card or hear my title, “Chief Technology Evangelist”, mentioned.  Fortunately more and more companies and organizations are becoming familiar with the role of the tech evangelist.  Probably the most well known Technology Evangelist is Guy…

Is innovation still top of mind? Where I believe our industry is headed.

It wasn’t that long ago Apple Computer was started in the Jobs’ family garage, the first Sun workstation was cobbled together with spare parts leading to the founding of Sun Microsystems by  Vinod Khosla, Andy Bechtolsheim, and Scott McNealy.  NetApp’s founders, Hitz, Lau and Malcolm entered the appliance market with its network attached storage solution, competing with…

When one door closes, open all the windows

It is not hard these days to find someone close to you who has lost their job, been reorganized into a different job or who is feeling the pressure whether this quarter will be the quarter they lose their job.  Unfortunately it is a sign of the times and while it is never fun hearing…

The CTE Blog: Under Construction

This new blog site will be where I share my personal opinions on technology, the market, solutions and trends.  The ideas, opinions, etc. I share here are my own and do not reflect that of my employer or any clients I may be consulting for at the time. If at any time I do write…