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VMworld 2008: Day 1 Keynote

By billpetro / September 16, 2008 /

VMWORLD 2008: DAY 1 KEYNOTE Following yesterday’s opening event, both the Technology Exchange and Partner Day, the conference started in earnest today with a keynote by Paul Maritz, VMware President and CEO. Paul is quite an articulate speaker, sounding both like a savvy businessman and an erudite professor. For many, his accent is difficult to…

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VMworld in Vegas

By billpetro / September 12, 2008 /

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 3G: 2 months on, post-hype

By billpetro / September 6, 2008 /

iPHONE 3.0: 2 MONTHS ON, POST-HYPE I recently bought my son a new iPhone 3G, a month after they first went on sale, and buying it then was a bit less painful than buying it the first day. The first day was like attending the premier of Batman: The Dark Knight. And as the Dark…

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iPhone 3G Launch: a Tale of Two Cities and Two Vendors

By billpetro / September 2, 2008 /

iPHONE 3G LAUNCH: A TALE OF TWO CITIES AND TWO VENDORS Remember the old Far Side cartoon that shows a couple thinking about each other — with the commentary “Same planet, two different worlds”? That was the sense of the first day the iPhone 3G went on sale in the US.

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iPhone 3G: the Second Coming

By billpetro / June 16, 2008 /

iPhone 3G: the Second Coming Last week, after an eagerly waited and much speculated upon announcement from Steve Jobs at the World Wide Developer Conference, we finally got the story on the 2.0 version of the iPhone, known as iPhone 3G. While it’s really iPhone 2.0, we get the appearance of a 3.0 product with…

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EMC World: Day 3 Recap

By billpetro / May 23, 2008 /

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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EMC World: Day 2 Recap

By billpetro / May 20, 2008 /

EMC WORLD: DAY 2 RECAP EMC World, in its 2nd day in Las Vegas, is by and for engineers. While there are more suits present than in previous years, nevertheless most of the presenters are usually not polished marketing presenters but often the software developer who wrote the code for the product. This provides a…

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EMC World

By billpetro / May 4, 2008 /

EMC WORLD This year’s EMC World, at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas May 19-22 promises to be the event to showcase EMC’s products around hardware, software and solutions. Having attended last year, it’s the best place to get access from EMC’s engineering, marketing and executive staff. Expecting about 10,000 attendees, the exhibit floor will showcase…

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To Twitter Two Twitters To Tweet

By billpetro / March 3, 2008 /

To Twitter Two Twitters To Tweet I love movies, and I love the Academy Awards show. I’ve watched it each year for decades, but I did something this last Sunday that I’ve never done before. I tracked comments on the show via Twitter. There were about a thousand “tweets” on subjects related to what people…

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Information Reformation

By billpetro / October 31, 2007 /

I wrote the following article a dozen years ago or more when I was a technology evangelist at Sun. Back in the mid-’90s, we were experienced the first wave of "The Web." Today, with the advent of Web 2.0 technologies we’re seeing an explosion in different dimensions. Wikis, social networking, mass collaboration, blogging, and Instant…

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