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Follow-up In reponse to the analyst access commentary from last time, a reader wrote in: Are you familiar with Securosis? They’re a security-only analyst firm. Their business model is pretty different – everything they publish is free, and make money through sponsorship and inquiries etc. They have a model they call totally transparent research. I don’t know how much they make – but apparently they make enough to cover themselves. Tech & Work World Working at Pivotal I started a new job earlier this month at Pivotal. I haven’t had time to write an informal overview yet, but instead I did this interview/post on the official Pivotal blog. There’s also a follow-up piece that I haven’t promoted too much yet. I’ve been busy. Hopefully I’ll have my feet better under me. So far it’s been great, I’m really liking it. We have so much cool stuff at Pivotal and are getting crazy traction, with around $40m in Pivotal Cloud Foundry bookings last year. Quick Hits 2015 IT Budget Report - Spiceworks does a good job surveying the SMB (less than 1,000 employees) IT base out there. There’s always good stuff in there. Win Sun, lose Sun: How Larry’s bet on old-world systems hurt Oracle - a nice analysis of the Sun acquisition 5 years later. We discussed it, and more on the topic, in last week’s Software Defined Talk Podcast. VMware is bringing key Google services to its cloud Kyle Hilgendorf on VMware/Google cloud partnership Perforce study on CI/CD - they commisoned a study from Evans, looks legit enough. Average deployment across OSS and proprietary versions of Puppet is about 250 nodes. -@puppetmasterd #cfgmgmtcamp — Donnie Berkholz (@dberkholz) February 2, 2015 Fun & IRL Watch Run the Jewels’ New Video for “Lie, Cheat, Steal” - these guys! Sponsors This Memo is sponsored by The Craftsman PM - Amp up your skills and get to the top at this Whole Product Workshop Feb 21-22 in Austin and Mar 7-8 NYC. Grab a spot at 10% off for just Cote Memo readers (use code: cotememo62) before it’s all gone: http://bit.ly/cotememo62 FRONTSIDE.IO - HIRE THEM! Do you need some developer talent? When you have a web project that needs the “A Team,” call The Frontside. They’ve spent years honing their tools and techniques that give their clients cutting-edge web applications without losing a night’s sleep. Learn more at http://frontside.io/cote Meta-data Elsewhere: @cote, cote.io, memo@cote.io Archives: http://coteindustries.com/tagged/cotememo Subscribe: http://coteindustries.com/memo
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february 2015 by cote
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Meta-data Hello again, welcome to #050. Today we have 54 subscribers, so we’re +1. Keep your best behavior up for this new person! I’d love to hear what you like, dislike, your feedback, etc.: memo@cote.io. (If you’re reading this on the web, you should subscribe to get the daily email.) See past newsletters in the archives, and, as always, see things as they come at Cote.io and @cote. Sponsors FRONTSIDE.IO - HIRE THEM! Do you need some developer talent? When you have a web project that needs the “A Team,” call The Frontside. They’ve spent years honing their tools and techniques that give their clients cutting-edge web applications without losing a night’s sleep. Learn more at http://frontside.io/cote Come hear me yammer on about DevOps: I’ll be in Toronto (Nov 18th) giving my DevOps and cloud talk with TechTarget Follow-up &co. I’ll be at BMC’s conference in Orlando next week. Let’s meet up if you’re there! Tech & Work World Quick Hits Hadoop Data Software Spreads Beyond Silicon Valley - mainstream examples of Hadoop in action. Apparently, the cool kids are moving to Spark, so there you go. Activist investors DESTROY COMPANIES. Don’t get me started on share dealings… - I haven’t read this yet, but it’s keeping up with the times. Red Hat CEO Whitehurst on DevOps, apps, and infrastructure - hey, cloud: it’s developers. The Power Rangers need more sheep, also, big companies divorcing themselves After a week off, we’re back with Software Defined Talk. This week’s episode is fun! Take a listen, and be sure to just subscribe to the feed. Fun & IRL I have to things from Big Trouble in Little China for you: GIFs! "You were not put on this earth to ‘get it’!"
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october 2014 by cote
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Meta-data Hello again, welcome to #044. Today we have 51 subscribers, so we’re +/-0. I’d love to hear what you like, dislike, your feedback, etc.: memo@cote.io. (If you’re reading this on the web, you should subscribe to get the daily email.) See past newsletters in the archives, and, as always, see things as they come at Cote.io and @cote. Sponsors SOON! Come check out cloud hijinks at 451’s HCTS conference Oct 6th and 8th. I’ll be speaking there on developer relations and marketing. Use the code MC200 to get $200 off when registering. Only one person has taken advantage of this snazzy code, so: come on, sign up! Come hear me yammer on about DevOps: I’ll be in Toronto (Nov 18th) giving my DevOps and cloud talk with TechTarget Tech & Work World Quick Hits File under “private cloud,” sub-category “this is why we can’t have nice things” - the support matrix for OpenStack, Linux, and hardware is going to be fun. BMC Sues ServiceNow, Claims Widespread Patent Infringement- Plaintext - there are so many complaints about cutting and pasting that I have. This is one of them. As the man says, “Who ever, in the history of anything, wanted to preserve formatting when pasting? Nobody, that’s who. You always want the format of the destination.” Yup. Apple fans say their skinny jeans are bending the iPhone 6 Plus Fun & IRL First my only meeting of the day got canceled, then I almost got a chance at disabling my phone. Triumph of the Introvert! — Charlie Wood (@cwood) September 24, 2014
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september 2014 by cote
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Meta-data Hello again, welcome to #037. Today we have 43 subscribers, so we’re +1. I’d love to hear what you like, dislike, your feedback, etc.: memo@cote.io. (If you’re reading this on the web, you should subscribe to get the daily email.) See past newsletters in the archives, and, as always, see things as they come at Cote.io and @cote. Sponsors Come check out cloud hijinks at 451’s HCTS conference Oct 6th and 8th. I’ll be speaking there on developer relations and marketing. Use the code MC200 to get $200 off when registering. Only one person has taken advantage of this snazzy code, so: come on, sign up! Come hear me yammer on about DevOps: I’ll be in Chicago (Sep 23rd) and Toronto (Nov 18th) giving my DevOps and cloud talk with TechTarget Follow-up 451 Deal Analysis of HP buying Eucalyptus As I mentioned yesterday, we had a Deal Analysis in the works. Here it is. That vRealize report is finally up. I spend much of the time going over the strategic reasons for doing this and much less on the actual features. I figure there’ll be more at the BCN VMworld so we’ll look to cover it more in-depth then. Coincidently, I had an end-user inquiry today that talked all about vRealize and its competitors. The customer was well trained: they said “vRealize” and never “vCAC”! This is the kind of feedback I find most valuable (I’m serious!): @cote @bernardgolden I’m definitely buying one of those turkeys on the way home from work. — Brent Smithurst (@brentsmi) September 12, 2014 Tech & Work World Quick Hits Jenkins is now sole focus for CloudBees as it drops PaaS and teams up with Pivotal | ZDNet - the PaaSes are droppin’ like flies. It either means a winner is emerging, or the idea is shaky…or both! OpTier – an opportunistic option for SAP? - An APM company looks to be biting the dust too, with SAP scooping up the assets. Why Tableau is crushing it for 21st century analysis - man, I wish I could take a few days of Tableau training and get a license. I bet it’d help my day-to-day out a lot. Concerning VMware’s vCloud Air: It’s all about choice - Trevor Pott goes to town on vAir. He likes it! September 08, 2014 at 04:00AM - devopsreactions - hey, it’s funny. HP buys Eucalyptus | CloudPundit: Massive-Scale Computing - Lydia at Gartner’s take. Fun & IRL No fun today, just work. I’m going to go have a martini.
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september 2014 by cote
Every Employee Should Work From Home
David Heinemeier Hansson: “[Face time is] far less important as a tool of getting things done. Managers vastly overestimate it’s efficiency because it’s their job to interrupt people. But everyone else knows that being pulled into endless meetings is toxic and makes progress harder.” Remote working is topic du jour, it seems … but it's true that the office isn't always where you get work done.
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june 2013 by cote

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