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Playstation Vue is the best streaming TV service available

A couple days into a trial of Playstation Vue, I’m convinced it is the best IPTV service available today.  The interface is sleek and available on multiple platforms, the performance of video is incredibly good, but best of all, its has a cloud based DVR features and the “catchup” ability to watch previously aired shows […]

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5 Tips to Secure your Printer fleet for free

So, you’re sufficiently concerned about security for your printing environment.  What can you do to immediately improve your situation?  And secondly, how much is it going to cost you?  Let’s take a look at some general tips that you can accomplish with no additional expense. Tip 1: Check for patches to your firmware and BIOS […]

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Are printers putting your network at risk?

Only a small percentage of companies think of printers when it comes to securing their network, leaving them vulnerable and susceptible to attacks.  Print security?  Is that really such a thing?  Last week, I spent the day today with HP in Palo Alto, CA, learning about secure printing solutions within their portfolio.  Why HP?  To […]

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Aruba Networks talks intelligent workspaces during HPE Discover

Aruba Networks co-founder Keerti Melkote thinks the future of workspaces is all about augmenting technologies and the Internet of Things to assist workers to get their jobs done.  During the Day 2 keynote at HPE Discover, Melkote shared a model of the intelligent workspace while sharing the stage with Özer Dondurmacioglu, general manager of Meridian apps for […]

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Partnership announcements at HPE Discover may signal strategy change

While HPE typically uses Discover to announce its latest and greatest, news from HPE Discover in London this year included the names of several other vendors.  It was a year of partnerships for the company.  But that comes after the company has a lot of explaining to do.  The blogger sessions that I took part […]

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Change is good and there’s lots of change in my life

Back in August, my family relocated to the Charlotte, North Carolina, area.  For some reason, I’ve waited to share that news.  Maybe it is a good thing.  Not only do I have that news, but much more has happened since we moved. Funny enough, when I wrote PowerCLI Cookbook a year ago, the publisher offered […]

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With change constant, where is HPE going?

Agile and focused.  That’s the primary marketing message from HPE at its Discover conference in London.  That message is supporting the recent moves to sell off its software division to MicroFocus and its ‘spin-merge’ its enterprise services group out and merge it with CSC.   Those moves leave behind a core company focused on infrastructure […]

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HPE introduces Verity framework & SaaS Information Archive

HPE is taking on information archiving in a new cloud play, introducing the Verity Information Archiving solution.  Verity is intended to be a single source of all your information archives and allow for easy access into data repositories in the enterprise. With built-in connectors for many enterprise applications like Exchange, SharePoint and Skype for Business, […]

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HPE introduces native Docker drivers for 3PAR and StoreVirtual

The following post has been edited.  The capabilities originally reported are not in this release the Docker storage drivers and the post has been updated for accuracy. HPE announced last week at HPE Discover that it will be shipping native Docker storage drivers for 3PAR StoreServ and StoreVirtual arrays.  This storage driver will allow for […]

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HPE is talking about Composable Data Fabric

Last week at HPE Discover, HPE introduced the idea of a Composable Data Fabric on the show floor to customers. While there was no specific product announcement around the concept, the idea is HPE’s vision for the future of software defined storage.  The overall strategy will utilize HPE OneView for management and control along with HPE StoreVirtual as […]

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