Old Technology Is Not Bad Technology

Following my last article on how innovation should not be the goal of a good IT shop but rather a consequence of pursuing excellent service I wanted to address another misconception regarding technology: That somehow a technology’s age determines its usefulness. This is a ridiculous misconception. A technology’s usefulness is determined solely by how well it solves a problem. For example, recently I wro

The Siren Call of Innovation

Like mermaids luring sailors to their doom with their hypnotic melodies, the promise of innovation has caused many an IT professional to crash upon the rocks of a failed project. "But IT is supposed to be innovative!" is what some of you are saying. Wrong. Dead wrong. Entrepreneurs should be innovative. Research and development teams should be innovative. Artists should be innovative. IT is supposed to em

New Posting Schedule–Weekly Articles Every Thursday

I have been extremely busy with my new job in a very good way. I have been training to earn various certifications and accreditations. I have also been meeting with clients face-to-face accompanying other Solutions Architects on their calls. Plus I am learning the ins and outs of Sentinel Technologies, Inc.’s processes. I am now a NetApp Accredited Sales Associate (NASA – I love that acronym!) and a NetApp Accr