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Trip Report: Catalyst EU 2010

by Ian Glazer  |  June 28, 2010

Just back from this year’s volcano-delayed Catalyst EU. In the 8+ years I’ve had a relationship with Burton Group, as a customer, vendor, and employee, I’ve never been to an EU Catalyst until this year. Long overdue to say the least. This was the first time we’ve had a plenary session to kick Catalyst off […]

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Performing an entitlement lobotomy on the enterprise

by Ian Glazer  |  June 8, 2010

As a part of its data center consolidation efforts, HP is going to be letting going 9000 IT workers. As this Computerworld article points out, although not confirmed, it highly likely that at least some of these terminated employees are system administrators. And as those admins walk out the door so too will walk an […]

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How do you capitalize the “P” in federated provisioning – or – The Black Knight Always Triumphs

by Ian Glazer  |  June 3, 2010

Last week, Oracle’s Nishant Kaushik compressed a lot of thought into a very short presentation on federated provisioning and the cloud. Not only did he summarize challenges of federated provisioning, he also proposed 3 alternatives to dealing with it. And he also managed to give me a good-hearted drubbing in the process. Go check out […]

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Fear and loathing in Broomfield: a trip report from Gluecon

by Ian Glazer  |  June 2, 2010

I was somewhere outside of Boulder on the edge of a golf course when the coffee, elevation, and dehydration began to take hold. I remember saying something like, “This feels an awful like Digital ID World used to feel like; maybe I ought to ask Fontana…” The Glue Conference (1) is all about bringing different […]

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On ecosystems, echo chambers, and an interop

by Ian Glazer  |  June 1, 2010

I spent last week in the Denver area talking to Gartner (and therefore Burton Group) prospects and customers. One of the things that I have come to rely upon when talking to customers and prospects is the experiences I can draw from based on my relationship to the community. My relationship with the community helps […]

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