Blogs: Data Center

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This local school is holding a special celebration that includes inflatable toys in the gym, costumes, candy and a barbecue -- which seems like a good time to have a contractor do some work in the IT office. Or maybe not.

April 22, 2014 6:00 AM EDT

It's the 1980s, and this IT contractor is working on a big project to install an accounting system for a utility in the days before ERP. And with a little downtime on his hands, he gets his first opportunity to try using a virtual machine.

April 18, 2014 6:00 AM EDT

This state transportation department uses computer science students from a local university as programming interns, and everyone is happy with the arrangement -- until one intern learns how to bring down the mainframe.

April 04, 2014 6:00 AM EDT

This four-person team of sysadmins are good about sharing after-hours responsibility for a large cluster of midrange computers. But then a new member of the team arrives who's not exactly a team player.

March 28, 2014 6:00 AM EDT

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...

March 03, 2014 6:02 AM EST

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.

February 21, 2014 6:00 AM EST
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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

February 13, 2014 6:00 AM EST

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.

February 06, 2014 6:00 AM EST

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.

February 05, 2014 6:00 AM EST

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.

January 31, 2014 6:00 AM EST
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