Author Archives: Isaac

WinNT4 server file shares accessible from a Windows 10 desktop

A few weekend’s ago I had an opportunity to delve into a part of Microsoft Windows security policy land that posed a realistic challenge that is surely faced by many people going through migration activities. Problem statement: Allow Windows 10 systems to get access to file shares created under Microsoft Windows NT. After doing a […]

DIY monitoring made easy – my 8 reasons that make it so

Like many of you, I have been looking to modernize my home alarm monitoring experience. Over 10 years ago I signed up with a local alarm company who provided a First Alert/Honeywell system at practically very little cost in exchange for a heftily priced 5-year contract. A few years later, when I opted to have […]

FIX: Netflix hangs on Panasonic TVs

I have a Panasonic SMART TV that’s 2+ years old and one of the built-in apps is a Netflix viewer. (I smiled when I noticed a little GNU/Linux license enclosure when I’d been unpacking the unit sometime ago).  Being the holidays and all, decided to give it a go but noticed that the Netflix app […]

Accelerating digital banking through convergence of technology

South America, and Brazil in particular, are going through a huge set of changes in the banking sector.  Most recent example of HSBC’s decision to sell off assets in Brazil (and Turkey) are only a single indicator of unique market conditions and influence of global interconnectedness.  With government banks accounting for roughly 50% of market share, […]

Achieving Speed of Scale by unifying Big Data and Enterprise Data

A few week’s ago our team at VCE had been honored to present an innovative solution to Wall street technologists on the subject of handling a myriad of data ingestion challenges coupled with unique ways to address platform convergence.  The presentation was part of an all-day event organized by the Wall Street Technology Association (WSTA) […]

DBaaS DevOps convergence in Investment Banking

At Oracle OpenWorld last week, Christian Bilien – Head of Database team from Société Générale, a French investment bank, talked about reducing complexity and accelerating business transformation through agility of DevOps.  The following are noteworthy metrics from their experience: 1,600 developers 70,000 database refreshes each year 14 zettabyes of data Status quo: a “huge strain on storage […]

Good times with good people

This past week I had an opportunity to visit with a number of special folks I am happy to have gotten acquainted with over the years. Fate had me back in the Bay Area for a number of business meetings and I was fortunate to make some time to nourish personal relationships after work (there […]