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Two weeks with the Apple Watch

Sat, 06 Jun 2015 11:37:22 PDT

 A little less than two weeks ago I received my Apple Watch shipment, just the Sport version, with no added frills. Keep in mind that I ordered my watch the moment the Apple Store started taking orders. And it still took that long. The local Apple retail store told me I have the only black […]

Apple Watch: A Window into Our iPhones

Sat, 06 Jun 2015 11:37:41 PDT

In yesterday’s post Will Apple Watch Grow Closer To Us Than Our iPhones, I explored how the Apple Watch may build an even stronger bond with us than our iPhones have today. We shouldn’t be flipping back and forth between our iPhone and watch just to get the benefits of what the Apple Watch has […]

Will Apple Watch Grow Closer to Us Than Our iPhones?

Sat, 06 Jun 2015 11:37:56 PDT

Monday’s Apple “Spring Forward” announcement was chalked full of new Apple product information about  Apple Watch, New MacBook, Apple TV + HBO Now, and Mac line up updates. In addition to a long list of design inspirations and new capabilities, a few other things jumped out for me during the announcements. The day started with […]

The Fishbowl – Increasing Multi-Site Casual Collaboration

Sat, 06 Jun 2015 10:56:09 PDT

How do you close the gap between two work locations separated by 1,275 miles? January 2015 we successfully completed a one year remodel project of 79,000 sq ft of office space. You can read more about it on the CableLabs blog. The remodel occurred on the heels of opening a new office and lab in Sunnyvale, CA, the […]

New Destination Site

Sat, 06 Jun 2015 10:55:14 PDT

My friend and long time colleague Alan Shimel launched an exciting new site Alan’s assembled an impressive cast of devops experts, thought leaders and practitioners covering all kinds of subjects on the topic of DevOps. The site has tons news, blogs and resources on devops — Impressive for a site that just launched. I’m […]

Culture, Transformation and Technology

Sat, 06 Jun 2015 10:58:12 PDT

As IT leaders, it is our responsibility to step back a moment to “raise periscope” and assess what IT is really doing for the business. It’s easy to get caught up in the everyday of IT; deploying new technologies, managing projects, automating business processes, and supporting applications, systems and networks. No two IT shops are the […]

Podcast – APT: The Security Threat We Love to Hate

Sat, 06 Jun 2015 10:57:50 PDT

This week Alan Shimel and I discuss the meaty security topic of APTs (Advanced Persistent Threats). Also joining us is Michael Sutton, VP of security research at Zscaler. APTs are a class of network security attacks that target intended organizations for a very specific type of gain; financial, intellectual property, geopolitical, etc. They are advanced in […]

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Podcast: Amazon Re:Invent 2013 Recap with Alan and Mitchell

Sat, 06 Jun 2015 10:58:34 PDT

Like a bad penny and gum on your shoe, Alan and I are back podcasting together again! Join us on this short jaunt down the rabbit hole where we recap some of the announcements from the Amazon Re:Invent 2013 conference, reference architectures for legacy and greenfield cloud apps, devops, and the redefined role of the […]

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Podcast – What’s Old Is New Again

Fri, 15 Nov 2013 14:54:29 PST

    I’m happy to let everyone know that Alan Shimel and I are podcasting together again! We’ll have a podcast up very soon. Stay tuned.

Network Virtualization: Next Battlefront for Your Data Center

Tue, 03 Sep 2013 10:29:16 PDT

Everyone’s very familiar with server virtualization technology (VMware, Hyper-V, Xen, KVM); creating virtual server instances instead of matching server hardware up with a single operating system. Most medium and many small sized business have carved out a server virtualization strategy and are well down the path of virtualizing the computer room or data center. Virtualizing […]