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Paid information protection subject matter expert for EMC
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When dealing with workplace colleagues you come into task conflict with before you settle in for a good argument about how a project should proceed..stop arguing. We all have these heated discussions and more times than not we come away... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at Storagezilla
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Today is “Massive Monday.” Massive Monday is what people in the hiring business refer to as the first day in the first working week of the New Year. On Massive Monday it is all about the new. All about a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2017 at Storagezilla
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What is power truly? Power is the ability to make things happen. That’s it. It really is nothing more than that. Having defined it we can show how power is lost. Power is lost when you can’t make something happen.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2016 at Storagezilla
Hi Paul. Thanks for the comment. I enjoyed the Reckoning. Small enough to be interesting but with a lot of new faces.
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Sitting in a coffee shop with a large warm cup of tea as tense Christmas shoppers navigate around one another on the crowded street outside I find myself reflecting on the events of the past week at work. What power... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2016 at Storagezilla
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The difference between toxic co-workers and toxic people is that you can choose to not associate with toxic people. At some stage anyone in employment ends up working with, or for, a toxic co-worker. When I write “toxic” I do... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2016 at Storagezilla
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Why do you stay with your current employer? Do you like the company its people and believe in its shared values? Would there be an economic cost to you if you left and went elsewhere? Does your place of employment... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2016 at Storagezilla
Given that we are supposed to live in a data driven world and there is always data to point in any direction you would like to go, why are decisions not made? Surely there is an algorithm for that? Have... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2016 at Storagezilla
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As your career changes the value you put on things does too. When you are starting out in your adult life acquiring money is very important. You have startup costs involved with leaving the family home or finishing college. You... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2016 at Storagezilla
“Regardless of reported profit, a business or product is worthless unless it compounds and returns the cash invested in it.” Think of the most innovate company you know of that is still in business. The reason it is in business... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2016 at Storagezilla
Coming from an electronic engineering background, a solutions development background and a technical pre-sales background I wouldn’t have had much time for woolly headed theories of happiness. Until I found one that was repeatable and actually worked. It was less... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2016 at Storagezilla
I'll find some time to blow the cobwebs off here but never forget there's always the podcast. Which is now also on Google Play Music and I need to start adding the links to that. Now, where's the main circuit... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2016 at Storagezilla
Back in the saddle with a podcast. You can find that over on the EMC Core Technologies CTO blog. Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2015 at Storagezilla
Rusty on the blogging, but lets give it a lash. When it comes to M&A in the storage business, or even the technology business in general it’s deals which involve an acquirer buying a ‘beautiful flower,’ that generates the headlines.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2015 at Storagezilla
I’ll admit to being somewhat amused by the OpenStack Summit planning call earlier today (At time of writing) because it’s possibly the smallest EMC event presence I’ve seen in a while. And that’s a good thing. Raise the Jolly Roger!... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2014 at Storagezilla
An article over the Register paints storage folks as the Mainframe Admins of the cloudy future. At the end of this decade when some cloud company says their glorified DAS can do xyz, you’ll be able to pull your cardigan... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2014 at Storagezilla
Two posts in a day. It’s like the fires of blogging have been rekindled. (Not really) Some Twittering going on about protecting against insider threats in lieu of what happened with Code Spaces, but that was an external threat made... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2014 at Storagezilla
‘You think you can run a data centre better than Amazon, Google and Microsoft can?’ The knock out punch argument from public cloud pushers everywhere. Depending on who you are the answer may be yes or no, but what is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2014 at Storagezilla
Since EMC formed the Data Protection and Availability Division by combining the Data Mobility Business Unit and Backup Recovery Systems, I’ve been having a conversation over and over again. You could say I’ve been having it continually. So, let’s spend... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2013 at Storagezilla
One of axioms we’re supposed to accept in the absence of any supporting data is that public cloud is cheaper than doing it yourself, always and forever. This is a myth which is passed off like it’s a law akin... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2013 at Storagezilla
The NetWorker customer independent email list run by Stan Horowitz over at temple.edu is expanding to cover all of EMC Data Protection technologies. NetWorker, Avamar, Data Domain, Snap & Replicate, RecoverPoint, etc. I’ve lurked the NetWorker list for a number... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2013 at Storagezilla
Backup Recovery Systems is growing it’s Engineering organisation as we staff up to deliver on the next three years of new product introduction and product enhancement. Inspired by Chad’s SE post and since we’re growing like crazy I thought it... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2013 at Storagezilla
Since Twitter sucks when the number of participants in any conversation increases to more than three I thought I’d break my conversation out as a blog post. VMware’s Scott Lowe asked an interesting question on Twitter which I thought was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2013 at Storagezilla
Before I run out the door for a badly needed haircut. --Full disclosure-- Just into the building out of college and into my first proper job, back in 1997 I sent the powers that be at EMC an email suggesting... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2013 at Storagezilla
I don’t pre-write anything so stay with me here. Now that the event is over and I go go back to booking more work related travel (Yay?) I decided to jot down some quick thoughts on what I thought the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2013 at Storagezilla