Virtualization – What does it buy you?

Computers are great tools.  Workstation operating systems allow you run application software which allows you to be wonderfully productive.  The problem is that these two entities – the hardware and the software – are very interdependent.  If you’ve ever had “driver...

Backup – Who needs it?

If you have never lost any of your business data you are the luckiest person on earth.  If you have suffered a loss you are keenly aware of the pain that it can cause as well as the cost both in time and in dollars to recreate it.  Well that is nothing compared to...

Data rates and the speed of light.

Compared to most things that move in the real world, light is really fast.  But compared to other things, like computers and networks, it’s not so one sided.  For example: most people these days run gigabit LANs.  A gigabit is a billion bits per second.  The speed of...