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The American Way of War Is Based On Tech: Don’t Let It Be Our Downfall!

If you have not read it yet, I would like to bring your attention to the incredibly prescient science fiction short story by Arthur C. Clarke titled “Superiority” (available in the collection: The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke). Written in 1951, this is such a great read because it captures some key, apparently enduring qualities […]

Strata Data Conference March 5-8 2017 In San Jose: Make data a competitive advantage

Strata Data Conference is where thousands of innovators, leaders, and practitioners gather to develop new skills, share best practices, and discover how tools and technologies are evolving to meet new challenges. O’Reilly and Cloudera jointly bring us this global event series. The place to interact with the businesses and tech providers moving data analytics forward […]

Application-Defined Networking Basics: Definitions and reasons to think ADN vs. alternatives

Virtualization first hit compute in a big way in the late 1990s, fueling VMware’s growth. In a somewhat overlapping timeline, virtualized storage gave administrators the ability to chunk up disks in a similar way. But networking hung in there. Almost every network on the planet today still has to balance collision domains, broadcast domains, subnet […]

Thoughts from a seasoned IT professional and security rookie

Note: I’ve been asked to post this from a reader that asked to remain anonymous but would like to inject some thoughts into our dialog here. If you have thoughts you would like to insert into the discussion feel free to contact us. -mj Allow me to introduce myself. Or perhaps not. I am a […]

How Technology Has Transformed Education in the 21st Century

Almost every aspect of life has been influenced by technology in the last decade. The impact of technology on education since the advent of the World Wide Web has grown tremendously. Technology has created a new method of learning in graduate schools and colleges through online programs and research. The number of students under the […]

Game Changing Business Software for Your Company

When companies start to grow, they often start to look at upgrading the original software systems that they started out with. Because recent productivity software packages have migrated to the cloud, it can be deceptively easy to convert your users to an online set of services like accounting that you pay a monthly fee for. […]