IT Management and Cloud Blog


Showdown While Staring into the Abyss

Friday, November 14th, 2008

I guess we will all get a little bit of legal education on this one… Papermaster also claims that the agreement is invalid because it’s meant to apply to work performed in New York State. Papermaster was employed at IBM facilities in Texas and is moving to a California-based company. “Both states hold that such [...]

Non-Compete Agreements and the Abyss

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

With all the hoopala regarding the recent IBM/Apple spat over Mark Pappermater’s non compete, I thought I might add to my “Abyss” series of blogs. You could say I earned my law degree on the street. I always joke that I paid 50k for my “law degree” the year I left my first startup. I [...]

How to Save $10 Million Dollars While Staring into the Abyss

Monday, October 27th, 2008

If you are an IBM enterprise customer it is now time to come to the aid of your fellow enterprise. Quit whining about how management will never accept open source. Now is no time to be shy. Go ahead and try and save your company $10 million dollars, how can it hurt. The truth is [...]

Top 7 Things to do When Staring into the Abyss

Monday, October 27th, 2008

Every time I hear the “R” word it reminds me of how long I have been working as an IT professional. Officially, I have been in IT Management for 30 years, however, only 28 years in a professional capacity. This will be the third time in my career that I will have to deal with [...]