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VMworld 2011: Steve Herrod’s CTO Keynote

VMWORLD 2011: STEVE HERROD’S CTO KEYNOTE Dr. Steve Herrod has been called the James Bond of VMware, and he is indeed a confident and compelling speaker. He has an obvious brilliance and an easy style occasionally punctuated by humor. For his keynote he said he was going to do it with Post It notes and…

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VMworld 2011: Day 1

VMWORLD 2011: Day 1 Three days of breakouts, super sessions, keynotes, meetups, tweet-ups, solution exposition, and parties. A victim of its own success I’ve been attending VMworld since 2004, when they were acquired by EMC. Now, VMworld has grown to have almost 20,000 attendees, 6,700 of which are Partners. It has outgrown a single venue…

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VMworld 2011: Las Vegas

VMWORLD 2011: LAS VEGAS This year’s event kicks off in the Venetian in Las Vegas. Is it like Venice in Italy? Yes, but somewhat more hermetic. The venue is huge and more extensive than in years past with expanded conference facilities and enlarged Hang Space and the Blogger’s Lounge. Initial registration featured about 45 minutes…

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How to Raise Your Visibility on the Web, Part 2

How to Raise Your Visibility on the Web, Part 2 We’ve talked about how getting your own domain name can give you immediate exposure on the Web in my previous article, for my friend who wants to use the Internet to find a job. It’s a first step, that provides the virtual equivalent of an…

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VMworld 2008: Day 2 Review – Virtually Anything is Possible

VMWORLD 2008: DAY 2 REVIEW – VIRTUALLY ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE VMworld is not just a trade show about virtualization, it uses virtual technologies and Web 2.0 technologies in a way I’ve never seen before. Here’s an example: Blogging: Not only is blogging encouraged, but it is honored. There is a special set of tables in…

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VMworld in Vegas

VMWORLD IN VEGAS This year’s VMworld, at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas September 15-18 looks to be the place where all things virtual will occur. Last year’s event in San Francisco attracted 10,000 attendees, this year’s conference in Las Vegas expects 14,000. The VMworld.com website is using Jive Software’s Clearspace social networking platform —…

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iPhone in the Clouds with Diamonds

iPhone and Cloud Computing iPhone represents a phenomenal growth in user-generated data, as Joe Tucci alluded to in his EMC World 2008 keynote, when he said that by 2010: 70% will come from individual creation 85% will become the responsibility of organizations: YouTube, Flickr, Twitter, Google We know that since the advent of the iPhone…

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EMC World: Day 3 Recap

EMC WORLD: DAY 3 RECAP Q: How can you tell a conference is a technical conference? A: When the ratio of PDAs to attendee approaches 2 to 1. The amount of IM, Twitter, SMS, email, and phone calls was amazing. All kinds of devices: iPhones, Qs, Nokias, and of course Blackberries. Lots of people doing…

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Las Vegas and EMC World

LAS VEGAS AND EMC WORLD I’m in Lost Wages, Nevada for the EMC World event being held at Mandalay Bay. The first night’s entertainment, the Goo Goo Dolls. 9300 attendees so far. While I’ll be writing daily about this huge show on this blog, for the first time, another technology will be used to update…

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