Archive for the ‘Rants’ Category

8 Track and Beta-Max Players For Sale Too

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

Got a giggle our of this this morning's CompUSA ad.  I especially liked the "1 Year Limited Warranty" part.  Man, I feel sorry for anybody that falls for this one.

Please Wait 20 Minutes After Eating Before You Go Swimming

Friday, January 18th, 2008

I'm sorry you may not find this as funny as I did.  Maybe it's that I'm back at the office at 9:30 PM on a Friday night pretending I can actually get caught up from all my time out of the office this past month but I found this the ...

Microsoft Gets Advice from Wal*Mart?

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

Well maybe they didn't get it from Wal*Mart but I'm sure it was worth all of the 5 cents they must have paid.  The advice was that that they should turn powerful and effective technology for driving a small business into a cheap commodity by delivering it through companies like ...

Comcast Wants Your Microsoft Customers!

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

It's no secret that companies like Time Warner Business Class Cable, Comcast and Cox communications (to name a few of the big ones) want to sell bandwidth and add-on services to your customers but now the game is changing as they move into competition with you.  You knew it would, ...

Forget about Selling SBS 2008 and Centro?

Sunday, November 18th, 2007

Microsoft has apparently conspired with Comcast to give away the key benefits of SBS and Centro with Microsoft Communication Services.  In a press release last week, Microsoft announced it's plans to have Comcast bundle some of the MS Live services that directly compete with the very same solutions many Microsoft SBSC ...

Quote for the day…

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

...from Scott McClung when defining heuristic analysis scanning by Symantec’s AV products:  “If it looks like a duck, talks like a duck and walks like a duck then it’s a duck.  Block that duck!”

WAL-MART Delivers Dell Discards?

Friday, October 26th, 2007

So while Dell is actively working to commoditize managed services the same way Wal-Mart has with clothing and other cheap Chinese consumer goods, they are also actively delivering PCs through Wal-Mart.  Now is where I say: BUYER BEWARE! I was chatting with one of my customers yesterday whom is a key strategic vendor ...

Dell Plans VaaS MSP Offering

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

Wow!  So I mentioned it last week that VaaS was right around the corner but I didn't realize Michael Dell was one of my seven readers. ;-)  So what did you expect from the largest direct distributor of PCs that now owns a major managed services platform?  Dell's first (it ...

Don’t Get Mad, Get Honest

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

Today I had it up to here (visualize me holding my hand above my head) with a software we use to run our business.  Seems I spend more time lately getting the bugs and quirks resolved on the software than I do using it to make us money.  So today ...

How to Recover a Disaster of a Disaster Recovery Demo

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

I've been told that if you can't dazzle them with your brilliance then baffle them with your your bull$#@!.   While that certainly wasn?t my goal yesterday I quickly found out that it was my talent (I?m sure Susan will show now no mercy in telling you the same).  ...