Protocol Analysis, Data Recorder, CALEA, Lawful Intercept, Application Performance, User Experience, Industrial Ethernet, Data Loss Prevention, Deep Packet Inspection, NetFlow, SOX, HIPAA and PCI Compliance, Switching and Routing, Forensics, VoIP, IPTV ... etc.
When we run in to trouble in life, we have a couple options. We can change direction so we do not have to deal with trouble. We can deal with trouble head on and beat it or it beat us. We can find an option that solves the trouble at hand, in a manner that we do not have to fight.
Big Versus Small - in spending for a Marketing Program!
Challenger Brands are companies of any size or industry that are either being outspent by larger competitors, are new to an industry, compete in large or cluttered markets or for any reason, find that their current marketing resources are not enough to generate the results they seek.
Every industry is loaded with Challenger Brands that are trying to compete directly against larger, financially stronger and more established brands. Many of these Challenger Brands have superior products, provide exceptional solutions and offer a more cost effective alternative than their larger competitors. But at the end of the day, if a Challenger Brand can’t get their message in front of the right target audience in a way that is credible and believable, chances are they will fail.
Art from Gumas Marketing - Be the Gorilla in the market by marketing Smart!
Just because you are up against larger competitors, does not mean that you can’t be extremely effective at marketing. The typical mistake most Challenger Brands make is that they develop traditional marketing strategies. Traditional marketing strategies are tried and true, but they only work if you have the marketing budgets to sustain these programs at a high level over a long period of time.
Instructor Selfie at Sharkfest 2015 - Sorry for the grainy pic.
Sharkfest 2015 has come to a close, and what a fantastic conference it was. Three full days of capture tips, packet shredding, case studies, and analysis methods from some of the best analysts in the business. If you are excited about packet analysis and troubleshooting with Wireshark, this conference should be on your must-attend list for next year. There really is nothing like it. Within the next few weeks, recorded sessions will be made available on the official Sharkfest retrospective page, located here - http://sharkfest.wireshark.org/retrospective.html
I can’t give enough praise to those coders who create what seems to be a simple application that just works.
In this case I am referring to fSekrit, a standalone app that you can use to create and encrypt. After you save the text file, it includes the application. So the receiver simply clicks on the exe file you sent, type in the passphrase and bingo you can now read and edit the text file.
I already tested it with a customer where we had to send our router configuration to a vendor. We pasted the configuration into this application and when the vendor received it they simply clicked on it, typed in the passphrase and could see the configuration. Very cool.
The only snag we ran into was that the vendor’s email system blocked the exe file by default, but we quickly worked around that.
As storage area network (SAN) environments grow and become increasingly centralized, many small and seemingly insignificant problems have the potential of becoming large scale and impactful events, unless properly contained or controlled. The need to predict, understand and mitigate the impact from “sick but not dead” (SBND) conditions in SAN space has become critical to operating a healthy and reliable storage environment.
A single bad initiator (saturated/non-responsive/erroneous) can have severe impact on its target ports and on the path to these targets. This condition may also spread the problem to other unrelated data flows sharing the same data path, even in part. The same applies to faults occurring anywhere else within the data path (i.e. on ISLs or target ports themselves). These conditions are insignificant when a given fault causes the port to go offline or lose PLOGI/FLOGI state, as failover occurs and data flow continues. The issue arises when a faulty link remains online and shows signs of intermittency or lack of responsiveness.
In these cases, we normally have to rely on the intelligence of the multipathing software, storage controllers’ QOS functionality and switch port blocking/fencing logic to identify the behavior and redirect traffic to healthy paths while excluding the intermittent ones. Unfortunately, this is the area in which many technology vendors are lacking.
Where is your head? Is it where corporate world tells you? What about Big Brother tells you? Get your head out of the cloud and take back control and ownership of your data. Have you read the contracts from big business when you agree to use their free cloud service? What about when you run out of space? Hey, I need more data! Well get ready to start paying! What if we told you that you can setup your ownCloud storage for just pennies? Would you be interested? Well get your head out the cloud and start reading!