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  • Jul 18, 2014

    Some reasons why iOS and Android aren’t replacing the traditional desktop anytime soon

    Read any recent breathless account of the future of desktop computing and you’ll be constantly assured that the desktop computer is deader than a Dodo that’s been cast in a Monty Python skit as a parrot. According to certain sections of the IT commentariat, the future is “Tablets! Tablets! Tablets!”, with offerings from Apple and Samsung replacing the dinosaur chassis that are produced by Dell, HP, and Lenovo. This drumbeat has gotten louder...More
  • Jun 10, 2014

    Embrace defensive learning: Become an expert on new technologies that threaten your job. 1

    Some IT Pros are worried that “The Cloud” will take their job. Others are worried that automation will take their job away. While there is a bit of “worried about getting attacked by a shark when you are more likely to be in a car accident on the way to the beach” about these fears, it’s also fair to say that these fears aren’t entirely groundless....More
  • Jun 9, 2014

    You never stop learning

    A truth of the IT profession is that everything changes and that if you don’t keep moving, your skills become quickly irrelevant. This isn’t a job where you get trained once and then you’re good for the next few decades. If you’re an IT Pro, any knowledge that you gain has a half life. The clock is ticking on anything you learn. The way you stay relevant is to stay up-to-date....More
  • Jun 9, 2014

    PC sales growth is flat because people keep their computers longer 1

    Today many of us replace our phones when a new model comes out. In the past this has been because the new model phones do a heck of a lot more than the old model phones did. This trend is slowing though, and don’t be surprised if people start hanging on to their phones because they’ve become “good enough”....More
  • May 25, 2014

    Bring Your Own Recovery

    Things went a bit “pear shaped” when the BYOD laptop of one of the senior muppets wouldn’t boot because of a failed SSD....More
  • May 19, 2014

    System Center Cortana: Automation, the future, and Virtual Systems Administrators

    If you’re thinking out beyond the next 5 years, and you’ve been playing around with tools like Cortana, you’ll realize that it’s not too much of a leap to have something like the Cortana that looks after your phone as a personal software assistant eventually morph into something like Cortana, the Virtual Assistant Systems Administrator....More
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