VMUG Playbook: Get Meeting Logistics Right

This is the fourth post in my series of developing your user group. In my previous post, I shared how scheduling your user group is only have half the fun, the real work starts when you begin promoting your meetings. My seven part series on developing your user group: VMUG…

VMUG Playbook: Promoting your User Group Meeting

This is the third post in my series of developing your user group. In my previous post, I shared why not make it so memorable for the guest speaker that when they leave they become your evangelist. My seven part series on developing your user group; VMUG Playbook: Relationship is…

Measure What Matters with OKRs

Organizations of all sizes and in every industry are always looking for ways to increase efficiency and drive performance. However, most businesses set up a top-down goal-structure system which usually ends ups stuck in its original stages. Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) is an effective, simple and straightforward management framework…

Deep Work: Focus without Distraction

Cal Newport’s 2016 book; Deep Work, demonstrates the need to deeply immerse ourselves in cognitively demanding tasks so as to achieve extraordinary results. Deep Work contains compelling arguments, actionable advice, real-life examples and rules to work in a high concentration mental state. The book is divided into 2 parts.…

Is Inbox Zero Even Possible?

Productivity expert, writer, speaker, and broadcaster Merlin Mann first outlined the Inbox Zero philosophy in 2006 on his productivity site 43 Folders. In a series of articles, Man explains how triaging, labeling, and organizing your inbox, enables you to clear out or almost empty your inbox every day. According to…

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 on VirtualBox

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8 has been a much-anticipated release, and is trying to catch mind share with the tagline - The intelligent OS for hybrid cloud. Teams managing traditional data centers today have to be rethinking their design decisions and trying to find ways to move to a…

Whats New in OpenStack Stein?

OpenStack, the project that powers over 75 public, as well as multiple private clouds, launched their 19th version of the software just recently and the latest release is just out of the world. In fact, if you have been following on their updates since 2010, you’d think after such…

My Data Center Is Serverless

I wonder if you had the same thought to serverless as I first did? I envisioned an empty data center, with no server racks. No more hot and cold aisles, no need to lift the floor tiles anymore to run a network cable (I know some of you have your…