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  • Why Businesses Standardize on Technology

    I experienced a wide range of emotions as I read this allegedly tech savvy article in the Wall Street Journal, written by someone who is deemed a journalist for reasons which clearly have no basis in reality.  Mostly, I was surprised, because this is not the caliber of information that I expect from a publication such as the Wall Street ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on November 23, 2009
  • Where Simplicity and Technology Really Intersect

    The prevailing wisdom says that technology is supposed to be getting simpler all the time.  This belief appears to be pervasive with many corporate leaders who insist that there should be less of a need for expensive technology experts in an organization over time, since technology is becoming simpler and less error prone. I touched on this ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on November 16, 2009
  • Is Security by way of Diversity Still Effective?

    It has long been accepted that Information Security should be implemented in layers: Defense in Depth. The idea being that you should add overlapping protection mechanisms to either stop or slow down an intruder.  To use a simple analogy, if you store valuables in your home, you’re not just going to have a safe to keep them in, but you will ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on September 30, 2009
  • It’s All Just Hype Until It Actually Ships

    As a technologist, I am always on the lookout for new and exciting products, solutions and discoveries which will be coming to a store near me at some point in the future.  Whenever possible, I look to jump on the beta bandwagon and preview or test drive up-and-coming technology solutions.  Not only is it fun in and of itself, but it ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on July 20, 2009
  • Online File Storage and Collaboration Tools

    Two of my favorite tools for online storage and collaboration are DropBox and Box.net.   Because each product offers features that the other lacks, and because they appear to be attacking the challenges of collaboration different perspectives, I make use of both products, albeit to achieve slightly different objectives.  Due to ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on May 10, 2009
  • The Business of Information Technology

    There is an excellent discussion taking place on the LinkedIn group for CIO magazine under the heading of: Some thoughts on IT-Business Alignment from the Chase Zander IT Director Forum (as influenced by CIO Forum members) So far, there are over 35 responses, and many of them are really good.  A couple of them got me to thinking about where ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on April 6, 2009
  • Driving the Business Forward with Technology

    For many years, common wisdom suggested that the folks in technology were the ones who were least apt to see the whole picture about where the business was going, but were more interested in playing with cool, gee whiz stuff.  And, there’s no denying that this was true for a while – even as recently as the earlier part of this decade. If ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on January 2, 2009
  • The Tangled Web of Troubleshooting

    As the connectivity between various systems becomes more intricate and complex, the risk of tricky configuration problems grows considerably.  When such problems finally manifest themselves, they are usually harder to identify and resolve.  They also have a tendency to remain dormant for a longer period of time. My home network sports ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on December 21, 2008
  • It’s FIOS Time

    The past month or two has been interesting for my home network from a technology standpoint.  I have a server that went down because of a motherboard issue; I need some new drive rails to bring my Windows 2008 server online; my cable service from Comcast went out for a couple days; and I finally made the jump to Verizon FIOS. It’s only been ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on November 9, 2008
  • Let's Get Ready to Virtualize!

    After many months, and a few miscellaneous upgrades to other parts of my network, I'm finally about to get a jump on my home virtualization overhaul project.  A number of things have changed from the original plan, however. Since that plan was presented back in October, Microsoft has released Windows Server 2008, with a beta of Hyper-V, ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on March 31, 2008
  • Still waiting for Vista SP1

    It's always something.  On Sunday, I was pretty hyped up about the fact that Service Pack 1 for Vista was very near release, but that has been deflated by the realization that Microsoft is going to hold off on actually making the code available March. Mind you, the code is already finalized, but they're concerned that some devices will ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on February 5, 2008
  • The Great eMail Saga

    Boy, do I have a tale to tell about messaging mayhem involving Exchange 2003, Exchange 2007, VPOP3 and several antispam products and services.  Oh, and let's not forget about Public Folders... This is a long tale, and has been in the making for several months, but stay tuned -- the story will soon be told. I just need a couple of hours to do ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on December 14, 2007
  • Home Network Virtualization Project, Part 2

    When I wrote part 1 of the home network virtualization project, I didn't realize that I actually had an updated network diagram available. I created it last October, but never posted it -- for reasons which completely escape me right now. I suppose that I was waiting until I actually performed the upgrades at the end year before I would post ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on October 14, 2007
  • Time For Virtualization at Home

    Although I really need to upgrade my network diagram to reflect some major changes since 2006, it is effective enough to indicate the need for server virtualization even on a small network.  I currently have 4 servers which are operational, and another which I want to bring online shortly, but I would be far better served if I put in a couple ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on October 12, 2007
  • On Being A Technology Change Agent

      As I think about it, the title is probably misleading, because being a Technology Manager with change-agent responsibility is not the same as being a Technology Change Agent. In my particular case, I'm not looking to change the technology, necessarily.  In fact, I'm pretty happy with the basic technology infrastructure, at least in ...
    Posted to Talking Out Loud with ASB (Weblog) by Logik! on September 12, 2007
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