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Digital transformation and bridging the digital divide

This is a story about how one of the world’s largest publishers transformed itself into a digital content provider and helped millions of people step into the digital age. Funded through voluntary contributions, the publishers two principal publications, WatchTower and Awake have a circulation larger than any other magazine in the world. A few years …

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To VAR or not Far Enough

Watching the introduction of VAR into the English Premier League is proving to be a frustrating and contentious user experience. Technology has been introduced to reduce refereeing errors but stops short of embracing innovation. In the current implementation a team stationed in a video operation room checks on-field referee decisions, if that means humans scanning …

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VMworld Session Review: Oracle licensing

You don’t need to attend the big tech conferences to listen to some of the top minds in the industry sharing their thoughts. Here are a couple of sessions that should be obligatory viewing for anyone with Oracle products on their estate. Let's be clear Oracle has some great products, and you should definitely pay …

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Burro! it’s not about you, it’s about the business!

The Donkey has a well known reputation for stubbornness, a strong sense of self-preservation, means it’s difficult to force a donkey when it senses danger. Yet, Donkeys can be very dependable, although cautious they are intelligent, friendly, playful, and eager to learn. (Ref: wikipedia.org/wiki/Donkey) The Managed Service Model One of the terrifying ideas that crystalized for me during …

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Use PowerCLI to mass assign tags and storage based policy management

Storage Based Policy Management (SBPM) has been around for a while, when working with storage tiers, metro clusters, or vSAN, it's either fundamental or best practice. But clicking on anything more than half a dozen vms and datastores is a bit too much hard work. Using a mix of PowerCLI and the web client I …

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VMware Services on AWS

VMware have just announced a partnership deal with AWS that will allow the running of dedicated vSphere based services directly on AWS clouds. Customers can either integrate on-premises vSphere services with AWS cloud services, or have a hybrid model of  on-prem and cloud vCenters. For example this would allow an vm running in a local datacenter to leverage …

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VMware PowerCLI Script Library

I'm moving scripts to GitHub Mainly because it's cool, but the formatting of scripts in wordpress is horrible, and I need to revisit most as I found mistakes in some, what's in GitHub has been recently tested https://github.com/raoconnor       Get-ByBlueFolders Series Many of us divide services or customers using blue folders, typically in a …

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security audit survival guide

The main point of a security audit is not to try and strangle the auditor, he is just doing his job, although you might think he is there to make your life impossible. I have put together a collection of posts, so you need not fear the dreaded visit of the men in dark suits... …

VMworld 2020 is in the books! 930 sessions are…

Catch up sessions now online... if you are too busy to learn, you are not looking after your own professional developmentVMworld 2020 is in the books! 930 sessions are...Join us online for VMworld 2020. Learn about industry hot topics, preview new hands-on labs, and participate in networking events. Mark your calendar.VMware Social Media Advocacy

VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger’s 5 Biggest Statements…

It's getting hard to define what VMware actually sells, they have gone way beyond hypervisors.VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger’s 5 Biggest Statements...Here’s Pat Gelsinger’s bullish remarks during VMworld 2020 on VMware’s future, partnership with Nvidia, 5G and COVID-19 disruption.VMware Social Media Advocacy