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Zabbix Finds a Home in USA

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

Zabbix is an interesting open source monitoring product that is primarily developed in Latvia. About two years ago, I had a venture called OpenESM where we were trying to partner with Zabbix, but, quite frankly, I could not understand a word they said and felt in the end that we were going to have communication/support [...]

The World is on Crack #4

Friday, October 19th, 2007

So, I am brought in by a “Big Four” to help close a deal for an OS monitoring and services gig. Then, at the end of the meeting the customer starts to rant about how he has already spent a half-million dollars on a network management tool that doesn’t work. Furthermore, he says that he [...]

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.

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 [...]

CMG Call for Late Breaking Papers

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

I am going to try to squeeze my ESM Bake-Off into this. If anyone wants to help, please feel free to contact me. I already have a few helpers.

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