IBM acquire SoftLayer

IBM to Acquire SoftLayer to Accelerate Adoption of Cloud Computing for Clients

IBM (Armonk, NY, USA) have announced a definitive agreement to acquire SoftLayer Technologies, Inc., the world’s largest privately held cloud computing infrastructure provider. The acquisition will strengthen IBM’s leadership position in cloud computing and will help speed business adoption of public and private cloud solutions. Financial terms were not disclosed. IBM is acquiring SoftLayer to […]

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Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto Networks Delivers Unique Private Cloud Deployment Option for APT Detection & Analysis and Prevention

Palo Alto Networks® (Santa Ana, CA, USA), the network security company™, have announced availability of the Palo Alto Networks WF-500 appliance, the first platform designed to deliver a private cloud solution for timely and thorough detection, analysis and prevention of advanced persistent threats (APTs). Designed to meet the needs of customers with restrictions that preclude […]

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Thank you for showing me who you are

Those who know me know that one of my favorite strategies is gratitude. Today I shared with someone how powerful gratitude can be at diffusing your anger when someone insults you. In this case, a young man reported becoming very upset when a friend insulted a sport he really enjoyed participating in. His initial response […]

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At the end of a recent board meeting of the Illinois technology Association (ITA), the members were asked    to offer observations on how their respective companies were doing under the current economic conditions.  In general, the technology industry has been somewhat less impacted than many others by the recent protracted downturn.  There was, however, [...]

Perspectives on the STEM Crisis

At the end of a recent board meeting of the Illinois technology Association (ITA), the members were asked    to offer observations on how their respective companies were doing under the current economic conditions.  In general, the technology industry has been somewhat less impacted than many others by the recent protracted downturn.  There was, however, […]

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Today can be a piece of cake

It’s been said that learning new things keeps the brain young and helps keep life interesting. Well one day last week I mentioned having a taste for German chocolate cake (my favorite), what’s yours? To which Cathy replied, “The box is in the cabinet.” I didn’t realize we already had the ingredients needed to give […]

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Chloe, Joey and a boy named Omar

My day began yesterday as a typical Sunday. I watched a morning news show and one piece that stuck with me was a discussion about the value of racial profiling when it came to identifying terror suspects. This just didn’t sit right with me. Alas, I carried on with my day. When I discovered how beautiful […]

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