From Baby Boomers to Gen X, Y, & Z, there are certain characteristics that
define, at least according to demographers and historians, each generation.
Generation X, specifically, might also remember a Rush song called The Analog
Kid. While not as frequently played as Tom Sawyer or Subdivisions, it has
always been my favorite Rush song. Driving bass, awesome guitar solo, amazing
imagery and Peart.
I am that Generation. The Analog Generation.
With all of our digital things getting connected, including things on and in
our body, I started thinking that I'm part of the generation that
transitioned from analog to digital. Not that analog or analog signals are
disappearing anytime soon, but as a kid, there were way more analog things
than digital, that's for sure. Audiophiles will also argue that analog
recordings are better at capturing the true representation of sound ... (more)
Reliable access to mission-critical applications is a key success factor for
enterprises. For many organizations, moving applications from physical data
centers to the cloud can increase resource capacity and ensure availability
while reducing system management and IT infrastructure costs. Achieving this
hybrid data center model the right way requires healthy resource pools and
the means to distribute them. The F5 Application Availability Between Hybrid
Data Centers solution provides core load-balancing, DNS and acceleration
services that result in non-disruptive, seamless migrat... (more)
The Digital Dress Code
Coming to an office near you.
If you thought the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) craze was a headache, just
wait until button cameras, smart watches, and spy glasses (already here) are
a daily occurrence in the office. Workplace #Wearables will be a huge
challenge in the coming years as more devices, clothing and pretty much any
‘thing’ with a chip or sensor become commonplace in our society. The
device explosion with IoT (Internet of Things) will be much larger than any
of these mobile phones we carry around.
A couple new reports examine the impact of IoT on... (more)
It’s that time of year when we gift and re-gift, just like this text from
last year. And the perfect opportunity to re-post, re-purpose and re-use all
my 2014 blog entries. If you missed any of the 96 attempts including 57
videos, here they are wrapped in one simple entry. I read somewhere that
lists in blogs are good. I broke it out by month to see what was happening at
the time and let's be honest, pure self promotion.
Thanks for reading and watching throughout 2014.
Have a Safe and Happy New Year.
OK 2014, Now What Bricks (Thru the Window) and Mortar (Rounds) The Icebo... (more)
The time of year that crystal balls get a viewing and many pundits put out
their annual predictions for the coming year. Rather than thinking up my own,
I figured I’d regurgitate what many others are expecting to happen.
IDC Reveals Worldwide Internet of Things Predictions for 2015 - So 2014,
according to last year's proclamations, was the break out year for the
Internet of Things (Iot) and it didn't disappoint. IoT is everywhere and IDC
offers their take for 2015. Cloud, security & network capacity all come into
play when wearables, embedded systems and smart cities overrun our s... (more)