Category Archives: Technology Management

Windows 10 v1507 – End of Life

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Now it becomes real! When Discussing the continuous update model of Windows as a Service, one of the first questions that comes out is: What would be the impact of not keeping up with Windows-as-a-Services updates? Although it has been stated by Microsoft a number of time, we now have a clear written statement from […]

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Microsoft Ignite 2016 – Win10 / EMS Sessions

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  I have extracted a list of the Windows 10 / EMS and related sessions with links to the respective videos  online. Once again – THANK YOU Microsoft for publishing these to the folks that could not make t it the Microsoft Ignite 2016 (Atlanta) conference. If you have one that I may have missed, please […]

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Android Virtual Machines

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From time to time I come across technologies and products that impress me… Last week at BriForum  2016 (  the last one – see: The End of an Era  by Jo Harder )   I saw a couple of of vendors  that I want to check further…  One of them, and the one this post is about […]

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IT Architecture Role Has Changed

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In the past, a large portion of IT architecture time was spent evaluating and sizing separate pieces of infrastructure (network, server compute, storage and such) to make sure they’d work to meet a forecasted demand for the service that they were looking to provide. Teams of people (vendors and internal resources) used to spend many […]

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Windows 10 Timelines..

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AS a follow-up to my Windows 7 End of Mainstream Support posting,   several questions came in regarding the Windows 10 availability dates… ( This is based  on multiple publicly  available news stories and sources.. ) Regarding Windows 10 availability: September 2014 — Windows Technical Preview (WTP) for laptops and desktops Microsoft’s Windows Insider Program opened […]

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Everything is a Service These Days

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Have you noticed everything in called a Service these days? To mentioned a few, there is:  Software as a Service, Platform as a Service, Infrastructure as a Service, Desktop as Service, Security as Service, Hardware as a Service and the one I just heard last week:  Game as a Service! “Everything as a Service” is […]

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Disintermediated: IT Consulting Firms and System Integration

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Over the last few years, many System Integrators (SIs) and Information Technology (IT) consulting firms have found themselves in trouble as the number of clients decrease and revenue takes a downward trend. In-house IT departments, who’s budgets are cost-centers, are also being affected and in the same category.     What has changed so dramatically within the […]

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The Business of IT In a Cloud Era

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Times are changing; cloud-based technologies (public, private or hybrid) are sweeping the world of IT. The pace of change is fast and furious.  Every other day we do hear of some new service or technology being rolled-out and, as the famous saying goes, change is inevitable.  Changes to  IT departments, System Integrators and IT consulting […]

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