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Dell Buyout News / Axis Business Soultions Summit


At this past weeks Axis Business Summit held in beautiful Maine, among the informative content and sessions was the public announcement that Dell would once again be private.


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Peter Estes, founder and owner of Axis Business Solutions, has expanded his information technology, business software and market services company to a larger space at 55 Green St. in Portsmouth.RichBeauchesne/

See the entire Article from CRN article by Steven Burke

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DataGravity—Big Data—-Intelligence Built In


I know it has been a while since I’ve posted…..but frankly I haven’t been too excited lately….until recent meetings with Principals at Data Gravity…

Their pedigree speaks for itself….if you don’t know who these folks are, you should….google them and you will.

I think their solution sounds creative, innovative and quite promising in that it proposes to add value by adding a major piece of functionality—-the ability for K12 (and others in SLED and SMB generally) to take Big Data—-whatever that may mean to YOU—and provide a real time, actionable solution—think RTI, early intervention, down to the student level.  Think Dashboards and decision makers who are paid to act quickly (they must) and aren’t too technically savvy—okay some, not all.



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Microsoft targets iPad, Android users with tablet virtualization license fee – InfoWorld (blog)

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Microsoft targets iPad, Android users with tablet virtualization license feeInfoWorld (blog)In a move described by some as Microsoft’s attempt to slow down Apple iPad adoption by enterprise consumers, the company is creating yet another add-on (Shocker!!!)  licensing…

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Google v Microsoft; Battle Over Cloud Storage

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Cloud storage is the latest big thing on the Internet, especially now that both internet giants, Google and Microsoft are battling with each other to get the (#Microsoft #Cloud Google v Microsoft – Battle Over Cloud Storage: Editing a document…

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VMware 5.0 Training Days Three and Four (Review) | ZDNet

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VMware 5.0’s Hump Day and Final Turn chronicled in living color. Grab some caffeine and focus.

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Gov. Lincoln Chafee and Education Commissioner Deborah Gist tour Westerly High School, Westerly Rhode Island

“…..with great technology, and great enthusiasm, all leads to good learning, good teaching,” Chafee said.” 

Inspirational and great to here for the countless hours by so many members of my team and others that made this technology available to students.  Behind the scene was a great infrastructure based on VMWARE, Dell Equallogic, and a lot of work by administrators, teachers, technicians, and students. 

Exciting to see.


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Attended NE VMUG Today 3/3/11 vSPHERE 5 info…

Nothing official, but info and discussion are out there….and it sounds, awesome, as long as they “Grandfather” in current customers instead of creating and Uber-Ultra-Super-Duper Pack…and then charge for it…..?  They wouldn’t do that.  Nah…..

Posted in Mark Lamson, VMware.

K-12 Virtual Roundtable #1

Today we had Pano Logic join us for our first round table to discuss their products. We also had a quick discussion on things to come. We’ve recorded the Round table so please feel free to listen to it at your leisure.

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Thin is In / Heading towards Zero?

Recently yours truly, Mark Lamson, aka K12VirtualGuy was interviewed by tech journalist Heather Clancy for her blog, Smart Planet.  The focus of the interview had to do with K12 and my school’s adoption of Pano Logic’s zero-client solution.  Other vendors make great solutions as well, and we intend to explore the pros / cons of the differing approaches and the rapidly changing VDI market.  For this Friday’s PodCast on TalkShoe, we plan on having a guest speaker from Pano Logic participate in Q / A.  Links to the case study that Pano Logic did with Westerly Public Schools, as well as in Higher Education can be found here.

Posted in Just Starting Out, K-12 Virtual Podcast, Mark Lamson, VMware.

Virtual Podcast 0

The first virtual podcast on talkshoe went extremely well. There were about 10 visitors who participated mostly Network/Systems Administrators from RI school Districts. I would like the audience to expand to other states as well.

The main focus of this meeting was to get a feel for what Administrators want to learn more about. The feel was to concentrate the first few meetings on thin clients/zero clients and what’s available from vendors currently. Anyone that knows anyone that works in this section of the industry and would be interested in explaining their technology to a group of K-12 IT folk send me an DM on Twitter.

I was hoping to have the next meeting setup for this Friday the 22nd. Circumstances surrounding my family and Mark’s have put this off for now.

We are hoping to get a representative from PanoLogic to speak to their Zero Clients. We are shooting for Podcast #1 to be recorded on February 5th. Please join us for the live event, your participation is what will make this a success.

Posted in Jim Peluso, K-12 Virtual Podcast.