• August 6, 2020

Technology

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Golf and KPIs—And what true success drivers look like

Key Performance Indicators (or KPIs); every company has them. Executives love them, employees may hate them, but we all need meaningful measures of how well we’re doing. The trick is to find KPIs that are true success drivers. One place you’ll find them is…golf! A 1987 study by Dr. Lucius Riccio of Columbia University looked […]

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One String to Rule Them All

String literals are quite a common feature in most code—from error messages, to exception text, to trace data, to prompts and informational text—it’s rare to find a significant span of code that doesn’t contain string literals. JavaScript is, of course, no exception and historically a JavaScript coder had two options for string literals: putting them […]

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Five things from yesteryear that have still “got it”

Nostalgia, or “a sentimental longing or wistful affection for a period in the past,” is a common occurrence in adulthood and has never been as visible as it is today. Think about hipster-culture—bringing back old game consoles like the Nintendo 64, and shunning Spotify in favor of vinyl (it just sounds better). While initially, users […]

EMC VPLEX Technology

Simplified storage configuration on the EMC VPLEX

When managing storage on an EMC VPLEX, there are a few different storage elements that must be built before LUNs from storage arrays connected to back-end ports can be mapped to hosts on the other end. To handle this entire process step-by-step means executing commands to claim LUNs, create extents on storage volumes, create local […]

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Rocket at 26

Rocket turns 26 years old this month. Wow. That is quite a milestone. I know what you are probably thinking: Is the Rocket of today what you envisioned when you started the company 26 years ago? This is the #1 question people ask me when I tell them the story of Rocket. And the honest […]

EMC VPLEX Technology

A Quick Look at VPLEX Storage Elements

Although I have been writing about the EMC XtremIO lately, it is not the only EMC device that I have been working with this year. In that very same environment, there has also been the the opportunity to become more familiar with the EMC VPLEX, a data virtualization platform which is often found paired with […]

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Create your future by building on your past

I have had time to reflect on the many conversations I had last month at IBM InterConnect. Some of the more interesting and impactful conversations had to do with the topic of modernization. I thought I’d share my thoughts on modernization with you this month in the form of a Q&A. Do I have to re-invent […]

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Building a double-decker LEGO couch: hackathons in the API economy

Wow, what a whirlwind of events. Bluemix, Watson, IToA, DevOps, mobile solutions. Learning, experiencing, and overloading all senses at IBM InterConnect 2016 in Las Vegas. Not to mention an amazing musical event delivered by Sir Elton John himself–the original Rocket Man! I’d like to share my experience from a very interesting event that took place […]

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Join the Rocket team at the SHARE conference February 28 – March 4 in San Antonio

Now in its 61st year, technology association SHARE will be hosting another week-long event beginning February 28 through March 4 in scenic and historic San Antonio, Texas. The Rocket team will be there, with seven sessions presented by several of Rocket Software’s foremost technology thought leaders. Here’s a preview of what we’re covering: Session # Title Speaker 18306 […]

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Improve Backup Efficiency and Increase IT Agility with Rocket® Servergraph Professional

— PROACTIVE and AUTOMATED Backup Monitoring/Reporting Enables Transformation from Reactive Data Protection to Agile Business Continuity Rocket® Servergraph Professional is all you need to ensure optimal performance and results for your data protection investments. Servergraph proactively monitors and reports on your entire backup environment, providing a real-time, in-depth, and holistic view for you to efficiently […]