Big changes are coming to Microsoft. The company that dominated computing in the 1990's and hung on through the 2000's is on the precipice today. Will they fly or fall? Big News: Steve Ballmer Is On the Way Out As I'm sure just about everyone has heard by now, Microsoft announced today that Steve Ballmer will retire "within 12 months." This is fantastic news for … [Read more...] about Microsoft’s Big Chance to Change
Has Twitter gone nuts? They've spent the year blocking the most popular third-party applications and restricting user access, all the while limiting the features of their own applications. What are they thinking? It seems a calculated move to drive users toward their website, but in this age of mobile, that just might be the stupidest thing a company could … [Read more...] about Twitter’s Anti-Client Moves Aren’t Crazy (But It’s a Stupid Strategy)
Mobility of virtual machines is a sticky wicket. As open systems infrastructure becomes increasingly virtualized, administrators and managers wish to use the technology to balance workload, ease migration, and provide better availability. Although technology is improving, actually moving virtual machines is not always a piece of cake. Let's lay down a baseline of information so … [Read more...] about Virtual Machine Mobility: Of What, and to Where and in What State?
Consider the following situation: You go to lunch with your good friends, John and Mary. Halfway through a rousing discussion of the latest Hollywood movie, Mary starts talking about the fantastic action sequences while John criticizes the romantic angle. You realize something mine-bending has happened: John now has Mary's personality, and vice versa. It's like they have … [Read more...] about The Terrifying True Story Of Virtual Machine Mobility
Prognostication is a perilous business, but pundits are drawn to the topic in the month of December. The fact that most predictions fall on their faces demonstrates the intoxicating mix of hope, dreams, and irrationality that mark both geniuses and fools. I am neither, so I like to make predictions after the fact! But this year I've been asked to look to the future, so I'll … [Read more...] about Eleven Tech Trends To Watch In 2011