Free ICS Certification Tests at Connect14
Thu, Dec 12th 2013 3:40p Gregg Eldred One of the biggest draws at this event has always been the certification testing and prep labs. IBM is pleased to announce, for the very first time, that unlimited complimentary IBM Collaboration Solutions exams will be available for all registered attendees for the duration of the conference. All other Software Group exams will be available for 50% off the regular price.
As in previous years, testing will take place in the Lark room of the Swan Hotel.
While that is pretty great news, [read] Keywords: collaboration
Everything You Know About Black Friday is Wrong
Wed, Dec 4th 2013 1:50p Gregg Eldred Last week, we, here in the US, experienced that most wonderful of all days, “Black Friday.” On TV news reports, in daily newspapers, readers and viewers were treated to pictures of people standing in lines, waiting for Big Box retailers to open their doors on Thanksgiving Day. These people camp out (I literally mean “camp out.” Like, in tents, with generators and heaters), days and weeks in advance, in order to be first in line for electronics, televisions, and so on.
And [read] Keywords: wiki
“We should just call it #lame”
Tue, Nov 26th 2013 4:10p Gregg Eldred Hashtags. Twitter started the craze, then other sites followed. What has happened in the meantime is that they have become overused. To the point of comedy. Just look at a few tweets these days, hashtag orgasms are what some people are enjoying.
Alas, however, when companies or candidates use hashtags for the sake of using hashtags, the results are, at best, ineffective. At worst, they can backfire embarrassingly.
This month, JPMorgan Chase scrapped an attempt to engage Twitter users with the ha [read] Keywords: blackberry
InformationWeek: Amazon Again Beats IBM For CIA Cloud Contract
Wed, Nov 13th 2013 5:40a Gregg Eldred “As a threshold matter, IBM lacked any chance of winning a competition with AWS for this C2S contract,” the ruling said, and therefore it lacked standing to claim prejudice in the way the contract had been awarded. The GAO failed to assess whether IBM had the standing to file the protest that it did, said the ruling.
The court also objected to GAO failing to spot maneuvering by IBM’s lawyers. “The GAO failed to address the way in which IBM manipulated its pricing to creat [read] Keywords: ibm
Tue, Nov 12th 2013 7:10p Gregg Eldred No, this isn’t “one of those posts.”
In a men’s room, in the building in which I work, there is a reproduction of a Winslow Homer painting. I believe that this restroom is the only one with any sort of wall decoration.
Here is the picture:
So, what is so special about this picture? It’s in the details.
Damn, that’s funny. [read] Keywords: wiki
Chris Marvin: For today’s veterans, service isn’t over when the uniform is put away
Mon, Nov 11th 2013 4:10p Gregg Eldred I fought in Afghanistan. When people learn of my military service, I get a variety of comments — none more common than “Thank you for your service.” My response sometimes surprises people. I look them in the eye and say, “You’re welcome.”
. . . When I began to respond with “You’re welcome,” I was concerned that it shocked people. I wondered if I was being too flippant or prideful. Then I realized that their reaction said something about what “Thank you for your service” now [read] Keywords: wiki