An Open Letter to Colin Kaepernick

Dear Mr. Kaepernick, Let me open this letter by applauding you for exercising your first amendment rights of protesting, by kneeling during the anthem.  However, I have what may be considered some harsh words for you as I share my honest opinion on what you have perpetuated throughout the NFL and now into high school…

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Who needs college if you have these IT skills?

There is so much talk about how to be the most marketable candidate in the IT field and how to have an eye-catching, ironclad resume. Is it best to have certifications and experience without a degree? A degree and certifications with little experience? Certifications, experience and a degree? There are already so many posts that…

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6 Commonly Misunderstood Tech Terms

Most high-tech terms are not easy to understand, especially if you don’t work in technology. It doesn’t have to be that way though! Most terms just need to be explained in a different way. On the flip side, if you work in IT, you know it’s not always easy to explain things in a way…

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Top 3 Computer Degrees to Consider for Your IT Career Path

There’s an ongoing debate around whether or not you need a four-year degree to get a good IT job. Some say simply having certifications and years of experience is more than good enough to get hired, while some companies won’t even consider you if you don’t have a four-year degree. Well, I’m not going to…

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2012: The Year of …

It seems like every year VMworld comes along with the tagline “The Year of…” Last year, or the last 2 it seems, has been the year of desktop virtualization. What’s it going to be this year? If I had to guess, I would say the tagline would be “The Year of the Cloud”. That’s seems…

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vTwitter Accounts You Can’t Miss!

Many of us in the virtualization community are tweeting. What do we tweet about? Lot’s of different things, storage, software, books, reviews, #FFs (Google it if you don’t know), new blog posts, can’t miss reads, real-time updates and many more things pertaining to virtualization. To stay on top of what’s going on in our community,…

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Time To Vote For Your Favorite Virtualization Blog

It’s officially time to vote for your favorite virtualization blog. Eric Siebert of vSphere-Land.com has opened voting again on his annual Top 50 VMware & virtualization blogs. This time last year was the first time my blog appeared on the list and I didn’t do too bad coming in at #59. I’m excited to see…

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What To Buy Your Geek For Christmas

Have you figured out what you are going to buy that geek in your life for Christmas? It can be a daunting task to buy for someone who seemingly has every tech gadget you could imagine already. If you are out of the loop on the hottest new tech gadgets or you just can’t decide…

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Thank You, Steve Jobs.

There has been so many things said about the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs in the past couple of weeks, it’s been an overwhelming outpouring from customers, colleagues, friends and even competitors. I wanted to pause my blogging on virtualization to pay my respects to the man who changed the world through the amazing technology…

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How To Give an A+ Presentation at Tech Field Day

Tech Field Day has come and gone and now it’s sifting through the gallons of information that I received from all of the vendors. By now you’ve surely seen the list of vendors that presented, but if you haven’t here’s the list again: Symantec, Drovo, Druva, Xangati, NetEx, InfoBlox and HP. There was no shortage…

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