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History of the Internet

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HISTORY OF THE INTERNET: 50 YEARS AGO Fifty years ago, on October 29, 1969, at 10:30 PM, a computer grad student named Charley Kline at UCLA sent a message to SRI (Stanford Research Institute.) It was the first connection between computer networks. The Internet began! We set up a telephone connection between us and the…

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History of Hitachi: Founders Day, from 1910

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HISTORY OF HITACHI: FOUNDERS DAY, FROM 1910 The multinational conglomerate Hitachi, Ltd., traces its history back to Namihei Odaira, a 19th-century pioneering electrical engineer. In Japan, during the Meiji Era of the late 1800s, with the move from a feudal society to an industrialized nation-state, the country wanted to take their place among the nations…

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Apple’s New Ecosystem: the Implications of Apple Pay

      APPLE’S NEW ECOSYSTEM: THE IMPLICATIONS OF APPLE PAY Today, October 20, Apple launched Apple Pay with the release of their iPhone iOS 8.1 version of the device operating system. This new payment system is scheduled to go live with 220,000 merchants today for users with iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. I wrote…

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Apple Watch: a New Category for Apple

APPLE WATCH: A NEW CATEGORY FOR APPLE On initial impression, some might say this seems like less of a watch and more an iPhone nano. While the iPhone 6 is an evolutionary change and larger than before, as I discussed in my last article here, the Apple Watch is a new product category for Apple with…

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Apple’s New iPhone 6: Why you care

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, about which many leaks had already informed us
Apple Watch, the previously rumored iWatch saw the light of day, though not orderable until next year
Two new ecosystems — which are the truly revolutionary part of the announcement — Apple Pay and HealthKit. I’ll tell you why these will be huge.

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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: Paul Maritz’ CEO Keynote

VMWORLD 2011: PAUL MARITZ’ CEO Factoids During Paul Maritz’ keynote presentation, when he explained that we’re at a tipping point, he gave us the following statistics: 1 new VM every 6 seconds 20 million VMs worldwide on vSphere A VMotion occurs every 5.5 seconds > 800,000 vSphere Admins, in 146 countries 68,000 VMware Certified Professionals…

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Welcome to the Zettabyte Era

Welcome to the Zettabyte Era In the last few years, a company that you might not think of when it comes to data centers and big data has made some dramatic changes in their strategy and offering: Cisco Systems. The company that for years has been the first name in networking has made some big…

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Cloud, How Big Is It?

CLOUD, HOW BIG IS IT? The Cloud, it’s Huge! But what does that mean? Let’s start with numbers we are familiar with, then see how it grows to numbers we have a harder time getting our head around: Starting with a binary digit, or “bit” 8 bits makes a “byte” or a character on a…

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