This regular series features highlights from the week. I was pretty busy at the Exec Event this week, but did sneak out a few posts about VMware hardware compatibility (SATA/PATA and FCoE CNAs) as well as a review of the Samsung pico-projector I bought for Tech Field Day 4. Things I wrote VMware ESX SATA and PATA Compatibility Cheat Sheet VMware ESX FCoE CNA … [Read more...] about Back From the Pile: Interesting Links, January 28, 2011
One of the recurring themes from this week's EMC World conference was the extent to which corporations (including EMC) are incorporating elements of social media. I heard similar points from all sides: Independents were concerned that big companies are hiring all the good bloggers. Corporations were trumpeting the success of their social media efforts. Through it all, everyone … [Read more...] about Relax: The Corporate World Can’t Co-Opt Social Media
As companies discover blogging and social media, a spectrum of vendor-oriented blogging emerges: Some are more or less open about where they work, some focus on common technology, and others work in marketing. Companies must strive for openness in social media, and bloggers are wise to keep these considerations in mind as they move to new companies! The Vendor Blogging … [Read more...] about The Spectrum of Vendor Blogs
Who's naughty and who's nice? The average computer geek of the last decade would have placed Microsoft atop the naughty list. The average corporate IT manager's nice list probably wouldn't have included EMC and Oracle. Yet Google, Apple, Sun, HP and even IBM don't have this frequent negativity directed towards them. What's the difference between naughty and nice when it comes … [Read more...] about Are Microsoft and EMC beginning a renaissance of geek respect?