Tami and Tony taken out behind the barn.
Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) new CEO is doing some spring-cleaning. Looks like Tami Reller's getting the blame for Windows 8, and there's simply no reason to keep Tony Bates hanging around like the metaphorical bad smell.
In other news, Scrooled-meister Mark Penn is getting a promotion. Oh brother.
In IT Blogwatch, bloggers eyeroll until their extraocular muscles scream for mercy. Not to mention: MC Chris crosses the nerdcore streams, in tribute to Harold Ramis...
Flashback to 1975, when this pilot fish gets his first IT job as the night computer operator for a regional savings and loan, where the disks show errors almost every night -- but there's a standard procedure for dealing with that.
It's always entertaining for me to take a look back at my previous predictions, so I decided to go back and re-read my previous attempts at foreseeing the future direction of storage, and review my hits and misses. Let's just say I was 10 years too early
IT services company is running a group of remote data centers for a large automotive parts distributor. But when one support call consists of nothing but "My printer is down!" this pilot fish has to try something different.
This little outfit installs accounting and manufacturing systems for small businesses, and the small staff uses two-letter codes to track root causes of problems. But one customer's processing error requires a new code.
It's many years ago, and this IT director pilot fish is responsible for computer services for dozens of hospitals -- and one of the biggest challenges is cranking out 20,000 payroll checks with 1960s technology.
AMD Opteron A1100, based on ARM Cortex-A57.
AMD unveils its 64-bit ARM server processor and motherboard at the Open Compute Summit. Will this mean low power and decent performance? That's not yet clear.
In IT Blogwatch, bloggers consider cool cloud servers.
This library consortium gets a major data center remodel that includes UPS backup power for all of the racks, but not the air conditioning. Then comes the Friday evening when the UPSes start signaling a power outage.
This financial firm needs top-notch operational IT performance and is willing to pay for it, reports a pilot fish in the know -- but it's possible to be a little too fast.
By now, you’re probably familiar with IT’s new business mindset: that of a highly efficient service provider. Cloud services, consumerization and BYOD are just a few of the business-driven topics that are currently generating buzz.
However, another major trend has begun to silently transform the data center by providing IT equipment with an intelligence all its own. It turns out that, in order to truly modernize IT, your application servers, networks, data storage systems, and even end-user devices must live intelligently—often, independently.
What do I mean by that? Read on...