About

The author of this site is a veteran of the information-technology industry. He has worked his way up and down the OSI protocol stack during more than 23 years of alternately exciting, exasperating, and exhilarating experience. That arc of professional history includes work in hardware, software, services, security, and network infrastructure (including wireless), with both large and small industry players.

He is open to interesting new opportunities, including consulting engagements, and is always willing to brainstorm on technology-related markets and matters. Just drop me a line by email (bcasemore at gmail dot com) or in the comments below, and I’ll get right back to you.

20 responses to “About

  1. Over 20 years? – you’re only just a kid at this. ;-)

    I’ve been in this IT industry for over 31 years – by the way did I mention that you are right about at least some of the things you say – we need to hear more wisdom from you.

    kind regards, alwyn

  2. If IBM does, indeed, take over ISS, what are your thoughts on how effectively they could improve sales across a relatively stagnant product set? One thought would be that they (IBM) would leverage the growing MSSP-space, as their own offerings are not considered by many in the industry to be competitive, viable, or even effective. As it stands, I believe the majority of ISS revenue is being generated by maint. sales and support of “enterprise” software agreements made 4-5 years ago with large clients who still have a lot of shelfware on their hands.
    What’s the benefit to IBM in your opinion?

  3. Dirk,

    From what I’m hearing, IBM would like to play a more trusted role in securing enterprises, through MSSP offerings and through product bundles integrated for, and sold to, enterprise customers.

    As you noted, IBM has a security product set that must be bolstered and expanded significantly if the company is to meet its objective of becoming a trusted and valued source for security solutions.

    The question is — and I think it’s one IBM is asking — does ISS or another company represent the best available means for IBM to refresh its security portfolio?

    IBM corporate business development representatives have been spending a lot of time in the security community recently, so a move of some sort, but perhaps not involving ISS, is more than possible.

    Brad

  4. This is a well written and well thought out body of work.
    Please keep it up!

  5. You’re becoming a daily read for me. Great work and thanks kindly.

  6. Thanks, William and Steve. I appreciate the praise, and I’ll do my utmost to keep the commentary coming.

    Brad

  7. Matthew Goddard

    Brad,

    Very interesting information. Any thoughts on setting up an RSS feed for the blog? I want to make sure I don’t miss any posts!

    Keep up the great work!

  8. I just happened to read one of your posts and instantly got interested. Any chance of getting a weekly e-mail on all the posts ?

    Keep up the great work !

  9. Good article regarding the complexity the market finds itself in through its own selfish actions. Can you remember when a mobile phone was just a mobile phone, the size of a brick but not the less uncomplicated, do we really need all these add ons?

  10. Poul,

    Do you mean RSS? You should find it in the URL bar of your browser. If you want to subscribe manually, the feed address is http://nerdtwilight.wordpress.com/feed/.

    Best Regards,
    Brad

  11. I really enjoy your insights. Fantastic work!

  12. I chanced upon your article and enjoyed reading it tremendously. Good stuff! Pls keep the comments and insights coming.

  13. I was originally just attracted to the cool blog name. You seem to be exceptionally well informed though about events taking place in the information technology world. Will look forward to perhaps getting to know you virtually over time.

  14. If IBM does, indeed, take over ISS, what are your thoughts on how effectively they could improve sales across a relatively stagnant product set? One thought would be that they (IBM) would leverage the growing MSSP-space, as their own offerings are not considered by many in the industry to be competitive, viable, or even effective. As it stands, I believe the majority of ISS revenue is being generated by maint. sales and support of “enterprise” software agreements made 4-5 years ago with large clients who still have a lot of shelfware on their hands.What’s the benefit to IBM in your opinion?
    +1

  15. Im your advertent reader. Thanks for all those articles.

    Can you comment on the recent Sonicwall merger?

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