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Dawn of the Dead (Computer)

Last updated on August 19th by Simon Barnes Movies that include computers are notoriously inaccurate. Who can forget the girl from  Jurassic park shouting ‘it’s a Unix system’ as the velociraptors broke through the door or the graphical skyscraper directory listing from Hackers. Enjoyable films perhaps, but not fantastically plausible.  So maybe I can put […]

À la Carte Systems Management

If you asked a child to name someone connected with McDonalds they would probably say Ronald McDonald.  Ask an adult the same question and it’s not unlikely they’d answer Ray Kroc. Certainly, Kroc, with his mantra of “In business for yourself, but not by yourself”, had a key role in spreading McDonalds throughout the world, but […]

Managing TWS/d Scheduling Objects

Thursday, 26 May 2011 14:48 Welcome to the first of hopefully many blogs on subjects mainly related to automation and scheduling issues. Although I will probably write about IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler (distributed) (TWS/d) primarily, I would also like to cover other automation and scheduling products from time to time. I am not intending for […]

Cloud Illusions?

I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now, from up and down, and still somehow it’s cloud illusions I recall. I really don’t know clouds at all. Joni Mitchell – Both Sides, Now 1968 43 years after Joni Mitchell first pondered the subject of Clouds many IT budget holders are now struggling with similar issues. […]