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Dear Colleague, I thought that you might be interested in a networking event being run in London in parallel with IP Expo on the 19th and 20th of October 2011. http://theexecevent.com/steve-odonnell-keynote-speaker/ What is ExecEvent? ExecEvent is a highly successful global event run by Greg Duplessie, brother of Steve Duplessie of ESG fame. The ExecEvent is […]

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Data Centre design is an evolutionary process and we can see the first signs of significant change in the latest sites. Co-generation, liquid cooling, cloud computing, high density are all likely to feature in the 2020 Data Centre. How are you placed with your existing Data Centre investments to take advantage of these changes? Will […]

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I attended a very interesting dinner event recently at The Boxwood Cafe in London hosted by Andrew Barnes from Neverfail. The objective was to have a discussion about Disaster Recovery and the implications for IT and business. It was a very well attended event with some great input from the CIO and IT Director attendees. Sarah […]

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I visited IP Expo at Earls Court today and had a look around and concluded that everyone is on message about the cloud. If vendor push gets a technology going then cloud is moving at the speed of light. I mostly went to interview VirtualGeek, Chad Sakac VP, VMware Technology Alliance at EMC who was […]

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At ESG we’ve teamed up with Dell, Microsoft, Symantec, VMware, and Intel on the Virtualization Tour show that’s all over North America (for now)! From September 29th pretty much every day through the end of October, we’ll be in a US city! The content is excellent – based on some killer ESG research and analysis […]

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I am giving the Cloud Summit Keynote at Virtualization World (co-located with SNW Europe in Frankfurt on the 27th and 28th October), my subject will be a familiar theme to readers of the hot aisle – The  Data Center of the Future – M&E plant to Cloud. I am also chairing a couple of panels, […]

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It’s a pretty good question given the perilous state of the US power distribution network, the ever increasing load and the ever increasing dependance (around the world) for US based IT and network systems. My friend Professor Massoud Amin (the global authority on what is wrong and how to fix it) is running a free […]

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I have just spent the last few days at EMC World in Orlando (Florida) getting wet hearing the cloud and virtualization story unfold. We saw lots of clouds in the skies over Orlando as we endured a pretty constant downpour from Sunday when I arrived. There is no doubt that virtualization is warming up with […]

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This week I am at EMC World in Orlando picking up a sense that cloud is the message, private cloud, public cloud, storage cloud, compute cloud. It’s a strong message that resonates with the CIO and the business as it holds the promise of computing on demand and maybe even the utility computing that we […]

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I first attended a First Tuesday event way back in 1999 when I was running a small startup software company in the telecommunications space. I remember lots of eager, young things desperately networking and looking for funding. First Tuesday is still going after 10 years, trying to help young companies and entrepreneurs network and raise capital. Unsurprisingly […]

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My friend, the inventor and green innovator, Peter Hopton from VeryPC has a unique view on how to be environmentally responsible whilst deploying PCs into an office environment and he is presenting his ideas at The Carbon Footprint Energy Efficient IT Summit on the 4th and 5th September. Peter says that there are three basic […]

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Want to see the future of electronic payment systems, then have a look at the First Data GO-Tag. During this year’s Democratic National Convention (DNC), Denver’s Pepsi Center will serve not only as a focal point of American politics, but also as an arena for the future of how people will pay for goods and […]

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The Hot Aisle always likes Business Process Management (BPM) as it helps our business colleagues to standardize and automate business processes that we can then provide automation technology to support. One of the best BPM companies, Cordys is holding an event on November 11-12, 2008 at Vanenburg Castle, Putten, Netherlands The Object Management Group (OMG) […]

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Today I spoke at the Sustain IT, Green IT Conference in Central London,  The topic I chose was Green IT through Discipline and Hygiene. My conference notes as well as two of the other presentations are available here on my .mac Public Folder.  (I love the whole .mac Web experience, like most things Apple it is just […]

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