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IT Techs: Take Note of all Mergers and Acquisitions, For Your Own Good

Posted on September 1, 2010 at 0:06 0 Comments

It has been a hot summer on the tech front. The Dell-HP battle for 3PAR is still raging, Intel surprised everybody with their McAfee acquisition, and VMware and Citrix are very much in a buying mood as well.



The chief question is: so what?



Back when I was a journalist for Techworld, we were thinking about fazing out mergers and acquisition news in favour of practical tips for the workplace. Reason was very simple: IT Pros did not read… Continue

Debunking the 'Community Benefit' Myth

Posted on August 30, 2010 at 22:30 0 Comments

How happy should a rural community be when a large corporation decides to build a data center there? Very happy, if we have to believe the local press. Large facility equals large investment equals jobs equals opportunities for the inhabitants, right?



Not so, according to ZDNet's blogger David Chernicoff in a sharp clear post. The problem is that data centers tend to be designed in a… Continue

For your viewing pleasure: John Cleese

Posted on August 28, 2010 at 1:00 0 Comments

Just a quick post today before the weekend, and this one is based on something the Green Data Center Blog posted earlier today.



John Cleese may be getting old, and I have seen him doing promotion for more than one tech company (so he is not the most independent of minds, so to speak). But in all honesty, the man is still a legend. The following clip is about creativity,… Continue

How Biofuel can Ruin your Availability

Posted on August 26, 2010 at 23:00 2 Comments

Big scare going around: more and more authorities are mandating biofuel for use in data center backup generators. While this is great in theory, it is less so in practice, as this article at Techtarget.



To illustrate what is going on, let me tell you about my own experience with my car. I am driving a 1999 Toyota Diesel, which is the fuel the Dutch government hates the most… Continue

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