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History of Hitachi: Founders Day, from 1910

By billpetro / May 3, 2019 /

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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History of World Backup Day

By billpetro / March 31, 2019 /

HISTORY OF WORLD BACKUP DAY There isn’t much history, as the first celebration of this geek holiday was in 2011. World Backup Day is less than a decade old. But the need is real, now more than ever before. Especially in light of this salient fact: April Fools’ Day. March 31, the day before, is…

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Information Reformation

By billpetro / November 1, 2018 /

Historical parallels between the what Martin Luther did with the moveable type printing price that was the spark that ignited the Reformation and the advent of modern technologies that similarly transformed the Internet into the World Wide Web.

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Secrets of the Partner Series – Channel Partners – Part 3: Recipe for a Successful Channel

By billpetro / May 2, 2017 /

Secrets of the Partner Series – Channel Partners – Part 3 – Recipe for a Successful Channel [ In this final blog of the Channel Partner Series, Wayne Greene and I detail our kitchen-tested recipe for a successful channel. Make sure you refresh yourself first with our first two blogs, Part 1 and Part 2.…

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Secrets of the Partner Series – Channel Partners – Part 2: Conflicts

By billpetro / March 2, 2017 /

Secrets of the Partner Series – Channel Partners – Part 2: Conflicts   [ I co-wrote this article with a colleague from my Cisco days, Wayne Greene. This appeared originally on his blog. ] Wayne:   Bill, on our first blog on Channel Partners we covered a lot of ground on this issue, especially on setting…

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Secrets of the Partner Series – Channel Partners – Part 1

By billpetro / January 17, 2017 /

  Secrets of the Partner Series – Channel Partners – Part 1 [ I co-wrote this article with a colleague from my Cisco days, Wayne Greene. This appeared originally on his blog. ] Your manager tells you to take the new product that your organization is developing and take it to 10M in revenue in…

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History of Global Social Media Holiday: April 16=Foursquare Day

By billpetro / April 16, 2016 /

FOURSQUARE DAY In the history of holidays, we see new holidays each year. Some are beautiful, some are nerdy. I leave it as an exercise for the reader to decide which one this is. One of the recent events for the cognoscenti, for those “in the know,” for the hipper-than-thou, is Foursquare Day. For the…

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Apple Watch: First Impressions and Pictures

By billpetro / April 12, 2015 /

APPLE WATCH: FIRST IMPRESSIONS AND PICTURES With Apple Watch going on sale Friday, I wrote a  post over on my Tech Trends blog describes the ordering experience and my visit to the Apple Store later that morning to try one on. I’ve written about Apple Watch previously here, but this is first touch. Read about…

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Apple’s New Ecosystem: the Implications of Apple Pay

By billpetro / October 21, 2014 /

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 about these devices…

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