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IT Pro Show 164: 01.20.2014

January 23, 201433 min
Executive Summary: A revealing study on the quality of hard drives. A surprising MDM acquisition by a major virtualization vendor. And our featured topic about the risk profiles of maintaining technology currency in your organization.   Hosts: John Kresic, Tom Kresic, Mike Kresic Running Time: 33:32   IT Pro News: Do you know which hard drives run the best? Backblaze knows. Trouble in your business with the new Windows? Microsoft publishes new guide for Windows 8.1 users. Is the end-of-life for Windows XP affecting appliances like ATMs too? VMware is the proud owner of MDM Airwatch for $1.5B.   IT Pro Main Story:  Identify your risk profile for technology What best describes your risk profile for selecting and applying technology: Is Run until it Breaks a description for you, or Test and Innovate? Assessing “mainline business” vs other business units. Where do you lead? Is it Tech for Tech sake? Can you solve a business problem? Does Tech innovation automatically have to come from IT? or the reverse? Is the company’s culture your IT culture, your personal culture aligned?   IT Pro Bookshelf: Architecture and Patterns for IT: Service Management, Resource Planning and Governance, Charles Betz      

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