My only interaction with the Internet of Things is watching people complain about rebooting their light bulbs on Twitter. I’ll gladly skip being an early adopter if it means skipping wanting to burn down your house because of the bugs. I want to throw my computer through window often enough. But slowly, slowly, I think we might eventually get a handle on this IoT stuff, although it is likely to drive us mad.… Read More

The creatively named AWS re:Invent 2015 is now in our past. It’s clear AWS was charging at the enterprise mainstream with a big focus on database migration and adding additional business analytics capability. IoT was also a big push. But perhaps the energy at the conference is a trailing indicator? What if the post-AWS world is already in front of us with container-centric platforms that can run on any cloud, and AWS is relegated to being the king of IaaS?… Read More

OK, it’s been three weeks since the Dell-EMC deal was announced. What have we learned? Is this a metaphorical mating of two giant metaphors? A reflection of natural consolidation in the tech industry? A smart operator taking a giant enterprise private in order to outrun its giant competitors? All of the above?… Read More

Welcome to the new TechReckoning. This is a place to talk about enterprise technology and the IT industry, including topics du jour for 2015 like AWS and cloud, virtualization and VMware, platforms and PaaS and cloud-native apps, IoT, containers, devops, big data, storage, networking, security, servers and hyperconverged infrastructure, new hardware, and software-defined whatever.… Read More

The TechReckoning Dispatch. Vol. 2. No. 14. September 24, 2015. In this issue: The Reckoning 2015, new podcast: Chat with Champions, and VMworld vs the World [View in Browser] The Reckoning 2015 was an amazing experience. Thanks to all who came, and thanks to our sponsors Cisco, Zerto, SimpliVity, Ravello Systems, and Nutanix who made the… Read More

The TechReckoning Dispatch, Vol. 2, No. 13. Sept 14, 2015. In this issue: We’re having a conference! I think that’s quite enough. It’s The Reckoning 2015! Oh, sure, I have the normal stuff like bookmarks I’ve been saving about VMworld and TSA master keys and Internet Commenting and Oracle shenanigans, but there will be plenty… Read More

The TechReckoning Dispatch. Vol. 2. No. 12. August 24, 2015. In this issue: I don’t shut up about The Reckoning; Security, Game Over edition; Amazon eats its own; Post-AWS World; Web Ads Still F’d; Apple Watch; Why Windows? QotW: VMworld vs something else? Good news, everybody: this newsletter contains only a homeopathic amount of Docker. [View in Browser] The… Read More

The TechReckoning Dispatch. Vol 2, No. 11. August 4, 2015. In this issue: XYZ is Dead is Dead. Government Service. Goodbye, Docker. Goodbye, OpenStack. Goodbye, Android. HP Dress Code. Women in Tech. #LookLikeAnEngineer. Windows 10. Comments on Backup Strategies. And our question: Would you ever write a Windows app? [View in Browser] Early bird prices for The Reckoning 2015 end… Read More