Healthy Athlete Pass for Special Olympics participants

People with intellectual disabilities tend to lack confidence and for this purpose Special Olympics which is an international organization based in Washington, D.C has been working towards honing the confidence and physical fitness of these very people so that they can realize their potential. It has been organizing year round athletic competitions, sports training and […] Continue reading →

Easter Wine Baskets

As Easter approaches (it's March 23), it's time to think about what to send your favorite wine lovers for the holiday. The basket pictured above, from Wine Country Baskets, is a perfect choice as it combines a bottle of california chardonnay and a bottle of Cabernet with traditional Easter goodies, such as Godiva and Ghirardelli […] Continue reading →

Microsoft Podcasts

One great way to make those commuting miles pass quicker is to listen to podcasts. Microsoft has put up several podcasts that would be of interest to networking professionals. How Microsoft IT Manages Windows Storage How Microsoft Delivers Self-Service Identity and Access Management Solutions You can also find several white papers on the Microsoft Download […] Continue reading →

Trusted Computing

Ars Technica has a writeup from the RSA conference on the latest Trusted Network Connect initiative from the Trusted Computing Group. Quoting from the TNG Website: Trusted Network Connect (TNC) is an open, non-proprietary specification that enables the application and enforcement of security requirements for endpoints connecting to the corporate network. The TNC architecture helps […] Continue reading →

Beautiful Car Art, Mysterious Digs

Ex-wives and girlfriends may disagree but I think of myself as a romantic with a taste for transportation art. Obviously paintings that combine beautiful cars (or trains, ships, aircraft) with romantic backgrounds have a special appeal. Thus I'm attracted to the artworks available from CAR ART, Inc. These folks represent some of the international greats […] Continue reading →

SOX whistleblower protections extend outside the US

Hat tip to the Whistleblowers Protection website for alerting us to a court ruling that a former senior employee of global consulting firm Accenture, who was stationed in Paris, can sue for damages under Sarbanes-Oxley. The plaintiff, rosemary Mahony, was working for Accenture in France. She claimed the firm had demoted her after she accused […] Continue reading →

Britain’s National Motor Museum

My, how time passes. Way, way back when… I was a staff announcer at radio station CKFH in Toronto. Totally dedicated to motorsport, I was given a weekly slot for race and rally news. Thus I received a phone call asking if I would like to interview Lord Montagu, who had authored a book on […] Continue reading →

Peace & Plenty, Great Exuma

I have sailed among many of the islands in the Bahamian chain. On one sailing trip, I discovered Peace and Plenty, a small 32-room resort on Great Exuma. If you really want to get away from it all, this place fits the bill. The Exumas are magnets for sailors. It's for pure escapism where crowds […] Continue reading →

Backup Platinum

Hi folks. I'd like to welcome our new sponsor Backup Platinum to these pages. Backup Platinum 2.0 can create a reserve copy of critical data to just about any type of storage media: hard or USB drives, CD-R/W or DVD©±R/RW media, FTP server or local area network. A built-in CD/DVD engine allows you to erase […] Continue reading →

Avoiding storage virtualization for dummies

Avoiding storage virtualization for dummies – Computerworld: Users continue to avoid network-based block virtualization like the plague. Yet what I can't understand is why you would implement a storage-area network (SAN) without it. It's akin to implementing a WAN without a routing table. SAN virtualization can lower storage costs, simplify SAN management and allow users […] Continue reading →