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Microsoft and the Exxon Valdez

Finally, here is the last of my three-part post and advice to the Microsoft CEO du jour. In my first and second posts, I went through the easy separations. Now it gets interesting. The third group and separate business?  Applications. I want to say that I consider this both desktop and server level applications. This […]

Microsoft Mitosis – to survive, Microsoft must divide.

Mitosis – one of the many forms of biological cellular division. In my first post I said I had 3, possibly 4 new separate companies that Microsoft must become to survive. Let’s take a look at what I came up with for the first two. First, spin off the desktop operating system into a separate […]

Microsoft – just another software company

Microsoft woes are such that to solve them they must do the unthinkable and break into multiple companies or continue to be just another software company.

Important recall alert! APC power strips

APC (American Power Conversion) issues product recall It has come to our attention that there has been a recall on several models of power strips with embedded surge protection manufactured by APC. Since many of our customers utilize this type of item, we wanted to make sure that we alerted them appropriately. I know this […]

To Cloud or Not to Cloud

Know what works in the cloud, and what doesn’t   In my previous posts on Cloud (first and second) I may have come off as not a big fan of cloud based applications. I’m actually neutral – I’m more about what the right solution is for each particular customer and situation. After all, I am […]

continuing on – Cloud Computing

Why do they want to sell you cloud? No surprise, it’s not always for your benefit. In my previous article I explored a little history and came up with my own definition of cloud computing. For those who have not read it, or can’t remember, my definition was as follows: Cloud Computing – “An application […]

Rural Broadband and REC’s

Electric Cooperatives are the best choice to provide Rural Broadband Here is an interesting post from Bloomberg with regards to rural broadband access. Politics aside, I’ve always wondered why Rural Electrics did not see this as an opportunity to service their customers. Even without Broadband over Power Lines (BPL) implementing this technology would not be […]

Same Service, Different Day – Cloud Computing

Cloud computing has been around for decades, just called something else. In this article, I give some direct examples.

Telecom Consultants – Consulting or selling?

What is so very interesting is who calls themselves a Technology Consulting company, or a Telecom Consulting Service, and who is really doing consulting.

Digital Narrow Band Radio for Electric Cooperatives

Implementing a digital radio system was a bold undertaking for this medium-sized electric co-op.