Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Installing Eclipse on Mac OS X 64 bit (COCOA)

Go to to download a copy of eclipse.

The download will go to your Downloads folder. You will normally have an icon for the Downloads folder on the right-hand side of the dock. Find eclipse-java-indigo-SR1-macosx-cocoa-x86_64-1.tar.gz. in your Downloads folder, and drag it to the Desktop. Then double-click it. You will see a folder named "eclipse."

Drag the "eclipse" folder into your Applications folder. The easiest way to do so is to open a new window in the Finder and click on Applications in the list you get on the left-hand side. Then drag the "eclipse" folder in with the other applications. Make sure that you do not drag it into a folder that's already within Applications. In other words, when you're done, the Applications folder should have directly within it a folder named "eclipse."

You have now installed Eclipse on your beautiful MAC! So simple as that using MAC!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

The iEnterprise by Jose Ferreiro

Virtualization, cloud computing, and wireless technology are fundamentally changing enterprise computing, providing revolutionary gains in productivity and cost savings. Powerful enterprise applications can now be delivered to almost any device, anywhere, at any time and take advantage of tremendous computing power available in consumer devices, such as smartphones (Android, iPhone, Samsung, Galaxy, Sony, Blackberry, etc) and tablets (iPad, Motorola Xoom, Blackberry PlayBook, HP TouchPad, GalaxyTab, etc). Regardless of whether these devices are issued corporately or personally owned, almost every IT department is experiencing the effects of unprecedented smart device adoption in their enterprise.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

MAC backup using a single command line

Performing Backups in MAC without using TIMEMACHINE is a kids game.
Whad to you need?
- External hard drive or even a USB pen drive (for the most important information) In addition, you may even think to encrypt your backups by using the free TrueCrypt software.
- Use the rsync command, which stands for remote sync. rsync utility is used to synchronize the files and directories from one location to another in an effective way. rsync is shipped with the MAC unix kernel. Just perform the following command on the terminal
$ rsync options source destination 
$ rsync -avz --delete /Volumes/Macintosh\ HD/Users/ferreiro/Documents/data /Volumes/JF-MAC/MAC-Backup/data
The options used are:
-a   Archive mode. Preserve timestamps, users, permissions, etc
-v   Verbose mode
-z    Enable compression
--delete option deletes files that are not there in source directory (keep perfect match between source and destination)

#1 challenges of IT: IT ignorance, staying with an open mind, IT as a cost center ?

Multiple directions:
 - "IT ignorance" I do not want to say always, because it is not true, but often the people that would like to improve IT do not know what they talking about (e.g. virtualization, cloud computing.)
- "Stay with an open mind" do not stop to look new technology or better do not stop to put passion on your work. Do not see where you are or where you have arrived but always where do you want to go?
 - Sometimes IT is becoming HR. I find the CFO reporting relationship to be a red herring. In fact, an extremely effective CIO I met reported to the CFO. Part of her effectiveness was that the CFO lent financial rigor to her initiatives, and made them an easier "sell" to the CEO.  If IT acts like a "cost center", it will be treated like such. It is extremely rare to see a CIO who is unfairly "oppressed" by their CFO; usually they are treated like a "cost center" since they don't know anything about their business, and are constantly pitching technology "solutions" rather than solving business problems.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Gartner SYMPOSIUM ITxpo 2011 - Barcelona, Spain

The World's Most Important Gathering of CIOs and Senior IT Executives
7 - 10 November 2011 | Barcelona, Spain