I've witnessed quite a few publicity stunts from IT industry companies, many of which include over-the-top videos. But it's rare to find one that's actually amusing and informative. That's why I was so pleased to discover a new video from Symantec on YouTube: It's silly and fun, well produced, and actually tells us something about data de-duplication! Take a look yourself, and … [Read more...] about How Many Social Media Marketing Campaigns Fit Into a Mini Cooper?
Archives for July 2011
Data Robotics spent the last year transforming itself from a maker of expensive consumer storage devices to a player in the nascent small enterprise storage array market. That process took another step this week, as Data Robotics officially renamed itself Drobo. It is ironic that the company would shed a longer, corporate sounding name for the familiar consumer product … [Read more...] about The Transformation from Data Robotics to Drobo
VMware officially launched their next-generation (version 5) enterprise server virtualization product line this week under the "vSphere 5" name. As I've been doing for the last few major VMware releases, I'm focusing this post on the storage changes present in vSphere 5. For more information on earlier updates, see my articles: Storage Fixes in VMware ESX Server 3.5 Update … [Read more...] about Storage Changes in VMware vSphere 5
Traveling overseas is challenging in many ways, but mobile phone and data service is especially difficult. While it's fairly easy to find a reasonable deal locally, it's almost impossible to transfer these deals abroad. The best way to avoid a huge ripoff is to use a local provider, and this is exactly what I did during my recent trip to the UK. I picked up a Huawei E585 "MiFi" … [Read more...] about An Inexpensive Mobile Broadband Alternative When Traveling in the UK
If there is any area of the electronics market more prone to shenanigans than mobile phones it is the fabulous world of printers. Although not exactly a "razors and blades" market, the world of printers is all about maximizing profits on the purchase of supplies, especially ink cartridges. Although HP's games with expiring inks (and whole printers) last year gave me pause, I … [Read more...] about When Does XL No Longer Mean “Extra Large”? HP’s Printer Inks, Of Course!