This is part of an ongoing series of longer articles I am posting on Sundays. In this digital age, it is easy to overlook the critical element of physical security. Put simply, it is often far more efficient to steal or gain access to a physical object like a laptop or flash drive than to break into a computer system. And despite the sanitary and controlled environments many … [Read more...] about Physical Security for the Road Warrior
This is part of an ongoing series of longer articles I am posting every Sunday. The tech industry has been buzzing about solid state drives (SSDs) again lately, but many questions remain. Even after many major vendors (Apple, EMC, and Dell to name a few) have introduced NAND flash-based disk into their core products, it is unclear whether non-disk storage will fly or flop. … [Read more...] about Flash Forward or Flash Back?
This is part of an ongoing series of longer articles I will be posting every Sunday. This is not a political blog, and this will not be a political post. But there is something to be learned about marketing from the way that political campaigns market their candidates, and this is a lesson for all time. Watching the polls on FiveThirtyEight, the push and pull between … [Read more...] about What Elections Teach Us About Marketing
This is part of an ongoing series of longer articles I will be posting every Sunday. Balancing work and life has never been easy, and this is especially true for the knowledge worker. It isn't an exaggeration to say that we keep our jobs in our heads at all times, and modern electronics like the BlackBerry and laptop tend to keep it at our fingers as well. When our jobs … [Read more...] about Out of the Office and Away From Home
This is part of an ongoing series of longer articles I will be posting every Sunday as part of an experiment in offering more in-depth content. There has been a lot of discussion in the storage industry about Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), making it the toast of Storage Networking World, but this technology remains relatively unknown to end users. Like so many storage … [Read more...] about Reality Check: The FCoE Forecast