Josh O’Brien gets toey about conference attendees. I agree. <blockquote>Now on to you Ass Hats who call your self IT professionals. If you just spent $3000 to $8000 or so of your company’s training budget to come to an IT conference to get vendors to give you cheap plastic toys, get 100 tshirts, grope […]
Everyone thinks that Facebook doesn’t know much about you. But a 1200 page PDF file of personal data seems excessive. And this article explains why it’s bad for your social health if entities can get at that data (usually via Facebook apps). I’m worried, you should be too. Also, Security and Networking Professional should not […]
Knowledge + Experience leads to Wisdom
The VMware networking blog talks about the new networking features in vSphere 5. Well, talk would be overstating it. Mention, maybe. Post It Note, perhaps.
In fact, you could probably burp out the feature list on a single beer.
I resent the fact that Cisco partners get more information than Customers on Cisco’s website. Shows you who Cisco thinks the Customer really is.
What special powers do resellers have that makes them more effective ?
How does withholding information from Customers give a better outcome ?
Me ? Many resellers are not competent enough to be business and need a headstart to be useful to customers. Without some sort of “special needs” assistance, they wouldn’t be in the race.
Too harsh ? IBM and HP don’t rely on resellers to win business. Why does Cisco ?
Oh, wow. Look at that — a little bit of rounding and you have $800 million. Anyone want to take a bet that 100% growth every year for five years is grossly unlikely ?
Do you think that allocating 0.01% of their gross revenue to a “cloud” project is big money ? Then consider that their broadband rollout projects is measured in the billions, every year.
Not such a big cloud project at all. Not even really committed. Pocket money at best for some executive who convinced the business it’s the “next big thing”. Compare this with the money spent at Amazon / Google / Facebook for a single data center.
As a customer, I watched about the first twenty or so minutes of the Cisco Data Center “Cloud Ready” webcast before it got too uncomfortable to continue. Really, it wasn’t comfortable or interesting viewing at all.
Someone has popped out the tiresome “you aren’t engineers” issue over at Packetlife. In simple fact, provided you have passed certain qualifications, you certainly are recognised as an engineer.
I haven’t got any idea what Brocade is going to do next. Why would I buy their products when I can’t see the future ?