Word of the year: why we need to choose wisely

WORD! It is Friday and here is my non-technical blog that I promised. I read this article last night in the airport, “Stop using these 16 terms to describe yourself” – it was interesting and while yes it has outlined some over used words it really wouldn’t detract me from someone who is looking for…

Data Protection OF a Service

Today I read Jason Buffington’s blog entitled, “How do you backup SaaS?  I’d like to know” and was intrigued to see what response he has received from this very inquisitive blog post.  Much to my chagrin, none were publicly posted.  This, I thought was a great blog entry asking the very same questions I asked…

Thinking BIG, going BIG and using Rag week for inspiration

Web definitions Rag Week: a week at British universities during which side-shows and processions of floats are organized to raise money for charities. wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn First off, read this -> Seven pieces of advice for an epic Rag week. Second, know that this Friday blog has nothing to do with technology – well sort of.  Rather, this has…

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…