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CA Buys Arcot: Filling a Hole with Too Little Too Late



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August 31, 2010 10:02 am

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by Jay Roxe, Director, ISM Product Marketing CA certainly has been on a buying spree recently to try to move itself into the Cloud space.  With the space predicted to grow at more than a 15% CAGR, it’s little wonder as to why.  However, this recent acquisition smacks of putting a square peg in a …

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Dark, Ugly Side of IT Guys



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August 30, 2010 3:54 pm

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RR wrote: There’s a Dark, Ugly Side of IT Guys too. Sample: Nobody really trusts anybody! I know a guy who was in the department for 8 years, and they never really gave him the ability to change passwords for the users he served. They wanted to keep the numbers down on who could do this to 2 or 3 people… If we all took vacations at the same time, it was a nightmare for the users who forgot or didn’t change their passwords before they were forced to change them. Users were locked out until an administrator could be reach on their vacation.

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Practicing on the Build System



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August 30, 2010 3:29 pm

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One of my colleague was new to the office. He was given the task of installing the OS on multiple systems for few days to learn and understand the products.

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How could I be out of space?



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August 30, 2010 3:25 pm

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Pointy Head: “I can’t save files to the server.”
IT Guy: “Hmm..It appears VP Fred has filled it up with his entire collection of birthday podcasts.”

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I deleted my coursework. Can you help?



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August 30, 2010 3:20 pm

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“Subject: URGENT!!!
Hello. I have coursework to hand in by 3PM today but I deleted it. Can you help?
Signed
Panicked Student”

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It’s Always the Computer Guy’s Fault



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August 30, 2010 3:16 pm

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One day our Help Desk received a call from an irate teacher indicating that they were not able to save their report cards and they had no doubt that the problem was caused by “The Computer Guy” who had been spotted in the school the day before.

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Why do we need more storage?



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August 30, 2010 3:12 pm

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Pointy Head: “So, you’re trying to tell me that eventually we’ll need to buy more storage.”
IT Guy: “Yes”

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Managing your content stream



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August 30, 2010 1:56 pm

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When I say “curator”, what image comes to your mind?  If you envision a lady or gentleman of significant experience, perhaps clothed in the garb of academia, or a hip artist type, you aren’t alone.  Or wrong.  Mostly. But, if you partake of social networking, go look in a mirror.  It’s okay, I’ll wait.  Do …

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B2B and Social Media



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August 30, 2010 10:03 am

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Does Social Media Make MORE Sense for B2B Marketers? I was pleasantly surprised to find my blog mentioned in a post called “5 Good CMO Blogs: Why aren’t there more?“ written by John Ellett. I’m not sure why there aren’t more CMOs blogging but I do have an idea why the majority of the five …

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Join us at VMWorld



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August 30, 2010 7:15 am

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Be sure to check out our other speakers: Monday, August 30 12:00 pm –  Skip Paul, Appliance Architect, presents on “Virtual Appliances: Simplifying Application Deployment and Accelerating Your Journey to the Cloud” Tuesday, August 31 2:00 pm –  Richard Whitehead, Novell’s Director of Marketing for Intelligent Workload Management and Ben Grubin, Director of Solution and …

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