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Why Benchmark? – Lessons from the Track

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AUTHOR: Craig Stanley   Imagine you’re in a high-speed, endurance auto race with a heated field of competitors and the only dashboard instrument you have is your fuel gauge.  You can tell how fast you’re burning up your resources, but you have no other instrumentation to tell where you are or how fast you’re going. Read more...

You’re Not Paranoid – They ARE Out to Get You

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AUTHOR: Craig Stanley    “They’re coming to get you, Barbra….” Night of the Living Dead (1968)   In the classic line from Night of the Living Dead, Johnny teases his sister by telling her “they’re coming to get you.” While initially in jest, it turns out they really were out to get her.  In celebration Read more...

Cloud from the Eye of the Consumer

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AUTHOR: JJ Digeronimo   Who? . . .The IT consumer that is, that can now shop around.  For years, IT consumers (a.k.a LOB, Developers) believed there were limited sources (THE IT department) for what they needed to get their job, project or release complete.  IT Department alternatives are creeping more and more into their landscape.  Read more...

Vision: What End User Computing should look like in the post-PC era

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AUTHOR: Eric Ledyard   Much of our industry is focused on what is being called the "post-pc era" of desktop/mobile computing. Many vendors have approached this concept with technologies and solutions around desktop virtualization. While this is a very valid approach to a limited number of users at most organizations, in order to truly address Read more...

What’s that big Grey thing in the corner that needs ironing?

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 AUTHOR: Kenny McBride Has the elephant in the room just suddenly appeared, or has the IT world just procrastinated over the most important facet of virtualization and cloud computing? There appears to have been a forlorn hope that they could ignore the nagging inevitability, the necessary restructuring of IT organizations in this new virtual, services driven Read more...