Speaking in Tech

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. 

This week we discuss...

  • Last week was a good first week, it only goes downhill from here
  • Thanks to The Register for support

Creepy "Girls Around Me" app has Been Yanked From The App Store

“Girls Around Me — the creepy geo-location app that allowed you to stalk and find personal information about girls in your neighborhood without their knowledge — has been pulled from the iOS App Store.”

  • Dudes have been doing this for awhile with nearly every geolocation app and especially with newer apps like Banjo, Glancee and Highlight and even basic apps like Facebook, fourssquare and Twitter
  • Every geolocation app is a potential creeper app
  • Sarah is tired of the predatory dudes/damsels in distress framework that ends up occurring in these discussions. 

GigaOm: "Systems to handle big data might be this generation’s moon landing"

“Gather the kids are the TV, were going to watch some real compute power here...” The moonlanding was an event... this “big data” project is the means to event, possibly some significant discoveries but it isn’t by itself an event on scale with the moon landing.

Dell buys Wyse

“Since Wyse is private and apparently not huge, Dell isn’t disclosing how much it is paying. Wyse is big enough to have sold more than 20 million thin-client systems worldwide; it claims that 200 million people touch its products every day. It sold a million units last year, and has a strong presence in the health care and financial services sectors, both of which have a lot of appeal for Dell generally.”

Apple’s IPad Is No. 1, Even With Heat, Consumer Reports Says

“The new iPad’s high-resolution screen provides the best detail and color accuracy of all tablets Consumer Reports has seen"

Sarah nails Greg with 10 Big Questions

Direct download: SiT-2.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:14am EST

Speaking in Tech - Episode 1

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. 

This week we discuss...

  • New intro music
  • What happened to Nekkid Tech
  • “US gov agencies & colleges are now demanding access to Facebook accounts”

According to a report by MSNBC, US government agencies and colleges are now demanding access to applicants’ Facebook accounts — through friending and/or actual password requests. No longer can users hide behind Facebook’s privacy options, because if you want a job or a college degree, you have to give up the goods.

  • “Amazon, Eucalyptus team on cloud compatibility” 

Looking to build out its portfolio of cloud services, Amazon has partnered with Eucalyptus to deliver an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) product. As part of the deal, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is letting the IaaS provider tap into its application programming interfaces (APIs). Eucalyptus says it is now “fully compatible with the Amazon Web Services API, which means you can use or reuse your existing AWS-compatible tools, images (AMIs), and scripts to manage your own hybrid and on-premise clouds.”

  • “New iPad users slowed by expensive 4G network rates” 

Users quickly are discovering the new iPad gobbles data from cellular networks at a monstrous rate. Some find their monthly allotment can be eaten up after watching a two-hour movie.

  • The return of "10 Big Questions"

Sarah vela goes on the hot seat

Direct download: SiT-1.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:04pm EST

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen with trusty sidekicks Ed Saipetch (@edasi),  Sarah Vela (@orchid8) and our gurest, Tom Petrocelli (@tompetrocelli).

This week we discuss...

  • SXSW Recap, Spring Break for Silicon Valley
  • Emergence of the "Social Enterprise"?
  • "Social Enterprise" tools
  • Tom and Greg bump heads on quality and timing of Forrester research
  • Heads in the sand on Google privacy
Direct download: NT23.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 10:44pm EST

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen with trusty sidekick Ed Saipetch (@edasi), our guests this week, Gina Minks (@gminks) with special guest Alistair Croll (@acroll).

This week we discuss...

  • Ed and Gina head to SXSW
  • Bitnorth Conference
  • Dropbox and Box all over the media
  • Double billing on consumer cloud storage
  • Google privacy policy changes
  • Big Data and privacy
  • Three postures for computing
Direct download: NT22.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:41am EST

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen with trusty sidekick Ed Saipetch (@edasi), our guests this week, Gina Minks (@gminks) and Nekkid Tech virgin, Sarah Vela (@orchid8).

This week we discuss...

  • AT&T wants to make app makers pay for subscribers' data use
  • Large majorty of Verizon customers don't use LTE
  • Eddies driving habits
  • Dell isn't a PC company anymore?
  • Dell and Open Stack
  • Defining "cloud" and defining "open"
  • SXSW 2012
Direct download: NT21.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:24am EST

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen with trusty sidekick Ed Saipetch (@edasi), our special guest this week is Steve Kaplan, Vice President Data Center Virtualization Practice at Presidio (@ROIdude)

This week we discuss...

  • Fred Nix takes a spill
  • VMware Partner Exchange recap
  • Possible VMware licensing changes
  • VMware's push to the cloud
  • VMware vs. Amazon
  • VMware social media presence is growing
  • Symantec suing Veeam and Acronis
  • System integrators moving to software architecture
Direct download: NT20.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:59pm EST

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen with trusty sidekick Ed Saipetch (@edasi), our guests this week, Gina Minks (@gminks) and Christina Weil (@c_weil).

This week we discuss...

  • Christina's corporate apartment in New Orleans
  • Cloud Connect conference, customers and expectations
  • Crystal the Unicorn
  • Cost of hosting with Amazon or in house
  • Cloud bandwidth costs and constraints
  • Big data failures
  • Christina's Mardi Gras outfit
  • Whitney
Direct download: NT19.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:10pm EST

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen with special guest, Jim McNiel, CEO of FalconStor Software (@jimmcniel).

This week we discuss...

  • Technology, vision and adoption of clouds
  • The role of the cloud in backup and disaster recovery
  • Backup software lock-in
  • Tape is not a backup solution
  • Challenges of VMware's ecosystem for data protection
  • Replication efficiency
  • Toppling the backup industry
  • The "Blusestone" revolution
  • Convergence of backup
Direct download: NT18.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 4:13am EST

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen with trusty sidekick Ed Saipetch (@edsai), our guests this week are Mark Twomey (@storagezilla), Greg Schulz from StorageIO (@StorageIO) and special guest, the recently unemployed Marc Farley (@3ParFarley)

This week we discuss...

  • Farley / Knieriemen reunion
  • Farley makes a job change
  • New twitter handles for Farley
  • When does Dell buy Farley's new company?
  • Amazon announces a cloud storage gateway
  • Clouds in the enterprise
  • Appliance standards for cloud vs. Storage standards for cloud
  • Cloud management architectures and shared responsibilities 
Direct download: NT17.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:29pm EST

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen with our guests... Chris Harney, Founder of the New England VMUG (@csharney), Taya Wyss from The Enterprise Strategy Group (@TayaWyss) and Erin Banks, vSpecialist with EMC (@banksek).

This week we discuss...

  • Recap of New England VMUG, the largest VMUG in the world with over 1,000 attendees live at Gillette Stadium
  • Big topic among end-users: VDI / Virtual Desktop
  • EMC's hands-on labs testing VAAI plugins
  • The challenges and opportunities for women in tech
  • How the New England VMUG has grown
  • Taya's upcoming appearance on US television show "Say Yes to the Dress"
  • Superbowl flashback with Duran Duran's Simon LeBon
  • VMware Labs and demos in the cloud
Direct download: NT16.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 10:22pm EST