@JaredBusch They hired Mitnik for his fame, limited as it is. Personally I think it was a bad decision. That said, their product is very good at teaching users not to do stupid things, and providing training compliance documentation. Beyond that, not much.
Posts made by pchiodo
RE: Hillary Rodham Clinton - Security Specialist
RE: SAMIT on Huawei vs Google
It appears that Google has reversed direction:
So, at least for the next 90 days they claim they will be attempting to work out a deal. I think someone wnet, "Oh crap!, $11 billion in US chips sales down the toilet!"
RE: Revisiting ZFS and FreeNAS in 2019
@XROBAU So I don't know if you are still reading this, have abandoned the thread, or left the community, but if you are still here, I just want to tell you something....
Scott Alan Miller is probably in the top 20 storage experts IN THE WORLD. He may come off as a bit arrogant and maybe a little condescending, but at the end of the day, he really is an expert.
If you do even a modicum of research on Scott, you will find he is referenced, quoted, copied, and cloned throughout tech communities and forums around the world, and his advice and recommendations are used daily in businesses ranging from mom and pops, to Fortune 100 companies.
Companies like Change.org, Citi, Barclays, as well as hedge funds, and Wall Street firms have sought out Scott for his expertise. These companies do not take data and storage lightly, so when THEY seek out someone like Scott, you can be assured his skills and knowledge are rock solid.
Just sayin' dude
MangoCon Hotel Update
At the request of many, Dominica and I took a trip over to the MangoCon venue to check out the hotel situation as the google street views have not been updated. We are happy to report that there are sidewalks and walkways from most of the close hotels. The top 7 hotels that are within walking distance and with reasonable walking routes.
The venue is next door to The Toyota Music Factory (Hotel Map)
Westin Irving Convention Center
Dallas Marriot Las Colinas
Holiday Inn Las Colinas
Aloft Las Colinas
Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas
Homewood Suites Dallas Irving
As you can see from the map, there are a number of other choices, although these would likely require a short Uber, Lyft, or Taxi ride.
This is of the front of the venue, and the whole area is filled with similar retail and nice sidewalks.
Let me know if you have any questions.
RE: MS SAM Audit
I wouldn't trust your reseller on being the licencing expert. I've talked to a CDW 'licencing expert' before and know first hand that they are only experts in comparison to your account manager
Absolutely true. Although in most cases, they'll generally keep you in compliance and you'll never hear from MS or BSA.
RE: MS SAM Audit
Yeah, a SAM audit, not to be confused with a Scott Alan Miller audit, is complete and utter BS. The easiest way to figure this out is to specifically ask them if it is a required audit or voluntary. If it's voluntary, why would you ever do it? There is simply no upside. The only time I would be concerned is if BSA contacted me. Then I would go to a CDW or a PC Connection for a licensing expert. Plus, in every case of the BSA getting involved, your company attorney(s) should be called in.
At the end of the day, those companies who are really violating licensing know they are doing it, and should not be surprise when BSA comes knocking. This is things like installing a retail Office on 30 computers, or using one server license across a whole server stack.
If you are working with a good reputable reseller, and are doing your best to be compliant, you will likely never have a problem.
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