What I’ve learned to appreciate

When I was in college, I worked for six academic quarters in a cooperative education work program. The experience was valuable because my employers gave me meaningful work assignments in a broad range of technology areas. That translated into credible work experience and helped me secure a job a month before my graduation date. In one of the assignments, I Read More …

Old stuff in the data center

Yesteryear. I started to call this post “Data Center Survivability”. Then my thoughts went in a different direction. Processes and procedures to make sure a data center can transition through technology and people didn’t seem as fun as “Old Data Center Stuff”. Maybe I’ll do that post another time. We are reaching the 25-30 year mark when many companies started Read More …

Crystal Ball – The next business phone system

One of my first job assignments as a cooperative education student (Co-op) during college was to learn the local Siemens business phone system. The central phone unit was in an enormous cabinet in the basement of the building. This past weekend I worked with a team at my current job to decommission a Fujitsu PBX that started service in the Read More …