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Career Advice: Becoming a System Administrator

Recently, I got an email that went something like this: I have completed a BTech in Electronics and Communication. Now, I am working as a desktop engineer. How can I move my career to the network / server side? Career moves are hard for everyone. Personally, I've been thinking about making a change in my […]

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LinkedIn: What is the Cloud?

A really interesting discussion has been going on in the LinkedIn IT Architect group. If you aren't a member of the group, I highly recommend you join. The question that fired off the discussion was, "Is 'the cloud' just another name for a hosted / out-sourced (web application) service? If not, what sets it apart? How is it different?"

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Spicing Up Your Next Meeting

Although Tom Donnelly's Inc article is really targeted at sales meetings, I think it has some points that are relevant for all managers. Keeping team members engaged in a meeting is a surefire way to help them retain the information you are trying to pass along.

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Value of a Virtualized Storage Infrastructure

'…when things ‘just happen,’ they often are not designed for ease or efficiency.'

Although ESG's white paper 'The Context and Value of a Fully Virtualized Storage Infrastructure' is a bit outdated (Nov 2009), many of the concepts are still relevant. These are exactly the sorts of things I have to think about in my work for a cloud provider. The following are some notes I took during my reading.

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Strategic Management Process

A while back, I sent an email describing the strategic management process. Although the email was written for an internal audience, it's generic enough to be reproducible here... Strategic Management is a five step process: Corporate IdentityThis is the definition of the company and is broken down into three components: Vision (Why?) A vision is […]

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