Private Cloud for Dummies (IBM Edition) is a companion to the last IBM ebook I was able to offer to you for free. However, there is only 20 copies or so available for this one.
Whether public, private, or hybrid, cloud computing is becoming an increasingly integral part of many companies' business and technology strategy. Many companies want to be able to have pools of computing resources based on a self-service model where the company owns and operates those resources. With a private cloud model, these resources are standardized and automated.
You can get your free eBook copy of Private Cloud for Dummies here.. Registration is required but it is 74 pages of great knowledge from Judith Hurwitz and Marcia Kaufman.
Seagate Slim 500 GB USB 3.0 Hard Drive for Mac (STCF500102) review
Tue, Jun 18th 2013 1:16p Chris Miller This Seagate Slim 500 GB USB 3.0 Hard Drive for Mac (model STCF500102) is a great road warrior tool with it's slim and sleek design. Add in the social backup ability and it has become my external travel drive. You can head right over and grab one here Seagate sent the Slim 500GB drive for Mac over to get a field test and that is exactly what I did. The first noticeable thing is that the sleek design and small size make this the perfect travel USB backup and file drive. If it could hold u [read] Keywords: facebook
Kensington KeyCover Hard Shell Bluetooth KeyBoard Cover for iPad 2/3/4 (model K39785US) review
Fri, Jun 14th 2013 9:06a Chris Miller I take a look at the Kensington KeyCover Hard Shell Bluetooth KeyBoard Cover for iPad 2/3/4 (model K39785US) http://idonot.es/kensingtonkeycover The Kensington keyboard was simple to connect to the Bluetooth on the iPad after fully charging it for first use. We found the key size acceptable since they put an entire QWERTY keyboard the same size as the iPad itself. The function keys were well labeled to show the excellent capabilities they built into the function keys. As the video shows, w [read] Keywords:
TP-Link Wireless N150 Nano Travel Router (TL-WR702N) review
Wed, Jun 12th 2013 9:59a Chris Miller The TP-Link N150 Nano Travel Router (model TL-WRT702N) is a perfect travel sized router, bridge, access point (AP) and repeater all in one tiny device. The TL-WR702N from TP-Link has now replaced it's big brother in my travel arsenal. The small design makes it the perfect travel companion. Once you understand how to log into the management screens, which I cover below, changing the settings is easy. The device uses the serial number as part of the access point name as well as the pas [read] Keywords: admin
IBM Sametime gets 3D with OLIVE from Forterra
Tue, Jun 11th 2013 9:46a Chris Miller Forterra Systems has updated their OLIVE system to 2.2 which includes IBM Sametime support for their virtual 3D meeting worlds. OLIVE stands for On-Line Interactive Virtual Environment. Here is what the system looks like from one example The software claims to reduce costs even more with the media sharing services and audio capabilities. Sametime already has native audio and video meeting services so that can't be right. Now streaming a movie file is an added benefit, but I imagine thi [read] Keywords: collaboration
Kango Gift for IBM Connections
Tue, Jun 4th 2013 7:17a Chris Miller Kango Gift has created embeddable widgets for IBM Connections that allow people to give you gift cards as employee recognition from their cloud based platform. First, how does Kango Gift make their money? You can either choose a free plan, up to 25 users, and only pay a small fee for each gift card. Or you can pick the company plan for $2/user a month plus the small fees associated with giving the cards. The small per gift fee is not disclosed anywhere I can find on the site. I was not [read] Keywords: connections