I write a lot. Recently, two of my prolific author friends (Greg and Curtis) decided to try voice dictation to help accelerate their writing process. I've been trying it, too, using the Microsoft Speech Recognition engine bundled with Windows 7 to write my Network Computing columns. But Microsoft's engine isn't that great, and I'm a full-time Mac user. I've been wanting to … [Read more...] about Get Dragon Dictate 2 for Mac, Just $129 Today Only!
Next week I will be returning to Storage Decisions after missing the last few in 2009. Although I've presented at dozens of TechTarget's storage shows, this will be the first time I will be representing a vendor (Nirvanix) with a show floor booth. Although my dislike for certain aspects of trade shows (especially booth babes and chotchkies) are well documented, I'll be … [Read more...] about What’s All This About Cloud Storage? Ask Me At Storage Decisions
Corporate IT is at a crossroads. The financial crisis has had a massive impact on budget priorities: Do more with less is the message of the day. But how can this be achieved? Challenges for Enterprise IT I've spent 15 years focused on the business of IT, with a special interest in data storage, since it makes up such a large part of modern information systems and … [Read more...] about Changing Times Demand Focus
Times are changing in the tech media world, with paper publications disappearing quickly and new online ventures springing up to take their place. For a long time, it seemed that individual blogging and RSS might become the next big thing in DIY technical media. But, frankly, it's not working out. Even after years of publicity and solid technical capability, RSS and feed … [Read more...] about Introducing Gestalt IT, a New Web Magazine For Enterprise IT Infrastructure Commentary
I subscribe to hundreds of RSS feeds, and read them religiously. According to Google Reader's statistics, I read about 200 items per day out of over 700 posted to all of those feeds. As you might expect, I've got some strong feelings about blogs and news sites after reading that much. So this message is aimed at all of you content providers out there: Fix your darn blogs and … [Read more...] about Nine Blog Suggestions from a Grumpy Reader