Although the details have not been released, TechTarget updated its web site today with a list of events by region for 2009. My understanding is that, although the formats and locations are tweaked slightly, the user-focused character of their excellent Storage Decisions conferences and one-day seminars will remain. Some highlights from the calendar: The Storage … [Read more...] about TechTarget Posts 2009 Event Schedule
Archives for December 2008
Today, Brocade announced that it has completed its acquisition of Foundry Networks. This is just the latest move in the strategic game to control the next generation of Ethernet, and possibly all local connectivity, including storage. Although 1 Gb Ethernet, 4 and 8 Gb Fibre Channel, and InfiniBand are all still going strong, the attention of the industry, the pundits, and the … [Read more...] about Who Will Capture the 10 Gigabit Ethernet Crown?
Searching for the perfect gift this year? Allow me to make a suggestion: Give microfinance gift certificates from Kiva! What's Microfinance? Imagine you are a motivated entrepreneur (maybe you are!) Now imagine you have an idea for a business, something you are so sure of that you would happily take out a short-term loan to make it happen, knowing you'll be able to … [Read more...] about My Holiday Gift Recommendation: Microfinance
Just a quick note: Google's Amit Singh recently introduced a new addition to the MacFUSE user-space filesystem software for OS X: AncientFS allows the Mac to read a host of archaic file systems and data container formats, from DECtape to Dump to the various flavors of the standard UNIX file system. This ought to be useful for those of us who have standardized our desktops on … [Read more...] about AncientFS Opens Archaic Filesystems To Mac OS X
Apple may think that the iPhone and iPod Touch are the "funnest" ever, but I'd like to give the "touch" iPod implementation in these devices a new name: When it comes to controls, it is the frustratingest iPod ever! (Ok, maybe the Shuffle is slightly worse...) Seriously, the simplicity of control was one of the prime factors (along with iTunes, the Store, and Ive's design) … [Read more...] about iPhone: The Frustratingest iPod Ever!