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Will OpenNMS v Netcool be the Getteysburg of IT Management

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

During a recent IT Management podcast, Tarus Balog of OpenNMS was making some bold statements about OpenNMS against the IBM Netcool network management products (formally Micromuse’s Precision).  Tarus claimed that in the Telco industry OpenNMS is having some significant success with recent clients like Telecom Italia and Swisscom. I tried to cut Tarus off at [...]

They Might be Giants

Friday, September 21st, 2007

Did you ever see the move They Might be Giants with George C. Scott and Joanne Woodward? It is a great movie.


Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

“IBM Tivoli Network Manager Entry IP Edition 3.7” – ITNMIPEE (Now that’s an acronym). On 9/11/2007, IBM announced an entry (SMB) version of its recently announced enterprise product IBM Tivoli Network Managed IP Edition (ITNMIPE). ITNMIPE is the enterprise replacement product, formally Precision from MicroMuse, for the old IBM Netview product. The Micromuse Precision technology [...]

Now you’re either on the bus or off the bus

Saturday, September 15th, 2007

“`There are going to be times,’ says Kesey, `when we can’t wait for somebody. Now you’re either on the bus or off the bus. If you’re on the bus, and you get left behind, then you’ll find it again. If you’re off the bus in the first place–then it won’t make a damn.’ And nobody [...]

Waiters v. Cooks

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

If you have ever worked for a proprietary software company, you will probably get a kick out of this story. A friend’s daughter recently took a job as a waitress. My friend was explaining how his daughter is always complaining that the cooks are prima donnas. To hear her tell it, if not for waitresses, [...]

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