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2016 - The Year of the Storage Wars

Jun
03

There are so many players in the storage and the hyper converged market segment that it's almost impossible to choose one. At the end of the day, for most customers, it still comes down to cost. "What am I going to pay for this?" Storage has always been one of the largest expenditures of any data center. Still true today as it was decades ago. Today's storage is faster and slimmer and has more tricks up it's sleeve with deduplication, high availability and automated backup built in.

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Why It's Ok To Say "Happy Memorial Day"

May
30



Recently, with all of the vandalism aimed at disrupting our celebration of Memorial Day and the current global conflicts we are involved in, many have asked, "Should we not be somber on this day?"

I wholeheartedly disagree. Having served almost a decade in the US Navy, I have seen first hand the sacrifices that these brave men and women make every day, with some, when they are called, making the ultimate sacrifice, giving their lives so that others don't have to.

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Microsoft Chooses To Fool Windows Users Into Upgrading To Windows 10

May
25



Just read an interesting article from the BBC about what they call a "Nasty Trick" into fooling Windows 7 and Windows 8 users into upgrading to Windows 10 without their consent.
Read the article here --> http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-36367221

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Geeksultant is a Veteran Owned Business!

Mar
25

Yes, it's true, I served in the military. 1982 through 1991. I served in the Navy and was honorably discharged after 9 years as an Electronic Warfare Technician at the rank of First Class Petty Officer (E-6).

I started my naval career in 1982 as a Seaman Recruit (E-1) at Great Lakes, Illinois. By the way, as any sailor who went to boot camp there can attest, there is no "noise" in "Illinois". Just in case you were wondering.

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The Story Behind The Geeksultant Logo

Mar
25

In case you were wondering, or have to absolutely know, "Where did he come up with that logo?", here is the 411 on that story.

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Office 365 Upgrade to 2016 - Not a Pleasant Experience

Mar
16

Thanks Microsoft. Your Office 365 upgrade for 2016 failed miserably. Not only does the 2016 version not work, my existing 2013 version is dead as well. Thanks, just what I wanted to do today. Uninstall all versions of office, re-install 2013 (not trying the 2016 version again), re-enter all of my connections ( I have four email accounts to monitor) and hope that my PST files are still local and usable. Yes, I have backups, but still, who wants to go through all of that?

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We May Indeed Be Alone In The Universe ...

Feb
14

Here is a thought to ponder. The furthest galaxy known to man from earth, is 13 billion light years away. This means, the light we are seeing from the stars in that system today, was emitted from those stars, 13 billion years ago. The closest star system is 4.3 light years away. If today, the rest of the universe outside of our solar system were to end, we wouldn't know about it for at least 4.3 years, since that is the closest other star system we are aware of, and it would take that long for the light from any explosion, or the lack of light from those stars to reach us.

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GoToSuccess @Citrix!

Jan
28

Regardless of the rumors floating around the internet, Citrix pulled off a very strong 4th quarter for 2015!

As their top notch GoTo products, such as GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar and GoToTraining, all I can say is GoToSuccess!

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In case you wanted to know what it takes for Whiskey to be called Bourbon ....

Jan
27

Being a I.T. Consultant means you travel a lot. In my case, I've had the pleasure of ending up in Louisville and other areas of Kentucky on more than a few occasions. In turn, I've learned to like Bourbon. I am often asked by others, "What makes a Bourbon?" Well, here is some info on the subject.

Enjoy!

Bourbon rules

1. It must be made in the United States. Contrary to popular belief, it doesn't have to be made in Kentucky, although 95 percent of the world's supply is.

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