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For Want of a Nail the Shoe Was Lost, or Sometimes It’s the Simple Answer

Published on 01/22/2013 by Joe Kelly
Category: Healthcare IT

Sometimes it’s the simple things that cause the most heartache.  Especially in the technology world in which we live.   We roll out sophisticated technology solutions using a myriad of virtualized tools to consolidate servers and storage and even networking.  We implement monitoring mechanisms with all kinds of bells, whistles, and alarms to manage said virtual systems, just to make our lives just a little more sane.  We learn to rely on these tools ...

It’s STILL the Network.

Published on 11/15/2012 by Joe Kelly
Category: Networks

This is an interesting industry in which we work.  Some of the people in it can be pretty demanding and awfully precise.   My previous post generated some interesting responses.  Some folks reached out personally to provide correction.  Things like, “You know Joe, in a year there are 8,765.81 hours.  Therefore, 99.99% works out to be 52.594 minutes, not an hour.  Besides, we design for 99.999% availability”....

It’s the Network–Still.

Published on 11/06/2012 by Joe Kelly
Category: Networks

I’ve been involved with technology consulting in the MEDITECH space for a solid 15 years.   Prior to that, I served as either a Technology Consultant or Engineer for an additional 18 years in a variety of industries ranging from hi-tech to high finance.  Most of that time has been spent one way or another on planning, designing, assessing, and implementing networks.    All kinds of networks:  voice, data, video, analog, digital, wired or ...

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