Details about our IT Procurement & Contract Negotiations Services
Pros and Cons of Desktop Virtualization
A variety of features
highlighting Taos' presence in
the Bay Area's IT landscape
We're pleased to welcome these
new clients to the Taos family:
Tim Campos: Executive IT
Timothy Campos is an
Executive IT Management
Consultant who joined Taos'
Office of the CIO practice in
January 2010. A business
oriented leader, Tim's emphasis
is enterprise systems and
application hosting services.
With over 18 years of industry
experience in both Software
Engineering and Information
Technology, Tim has a unique
understanding of the challenges
in both developing and applying
Just as spring is beginning to heat up, so are our recent engagements and service offerings. In this issue, we're showcasing how our Infrastructure Managed Services helped one client achieve a 100% resolution rate and 22-minute mean resolution time for monitoring alerts. On the services front, in partnership with Symphony Consulting, we're proud to introduce a full array of services in IT Procurement, Contract Negotiations and Supplier Management.
As much as we're excited about what we've been doing, we're also excited about who we've been working with. We're welcoming our latest addition to our OCIO team, Tim Campos, who joins us from KLA-Tencor. And, finally, Tizoc Spiers, a Senior Windows Consultant, provides insight into the pros and cons of Desktop Virtualization as it compares to traditional desktop deployments and server hosted solutions.
Just prior to founding Taos, Alexis and I had been working at Apple in the A/UX group porting SVR3 to the Mac. Prior to that, I was doing kernel work at Plexus (System 3 and SVR2). Because of our depth in System V, we were able to quickly build sticky relationships with System V Unix manufacturers like SGI, MIPS, HP, Pyramid, Arix and Convergent Technologies. We also had significant relationships with all Unix manufacturers regardless of OS flavor and proudly serviced Sun, Hal, Fujitsu, DEC, Soulbourne and the like.
In 1992, Sun Microsystems introduced the Solaris Operating System replacing SunOS. This was a monumental shift for the company as they made a decision to move away from a BSD-based operating system and instead embraced AT&T's System V Release 4 (SVR4).
With all the talk around virtualization of data centers and applications, sooner or later you're going to hear or inquire about Desktop Virtualization, also known as Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI).
VDI is, at its simplest, the virtualization of the desktop. Imagine having all of your desktops running within your data center instead of distributed around your enterprise. Ideally, there would be minimal hardware failures, simplified OS distribution and patching, and simplified application installations and upgrades. One could almost imagine an end to a large number of the frustrations around local desktop deployment.
Taos IT Procurement, Contract
Negotiations, and Supplier Management
In partnership with Symphony Consulting, Taos delivers a full array of services in IT Procurement, Contract Negotiations, and Supplier Management. With our organizations' combined
experience of over 40 years, we can help our clients achieve millions of dollars of savings in their IT spend.
Taos Powered by Symphony can work with your IT organization on a per project basis, or we can provide full-time or part-time onsite resources, to assist with developing and managing your procurement activities.
Coco Brown Honored as Silicon
Valley Women of Influence:
Coco Brown was recognized as
2010 Women of Influence by
the Silicon Valley Business
Journal on April 8. The
award recognizes the
accomplishments of 100
exceptional Silicon Valley
female leaders and the
contributions they have made to
the community. Coco was also
featured on March 19 in a
special supplement of the
here to view Coco's feature.
Taos Managed Services Office
Has Moved: To keep up
with the rapid expansion of our
Boise-based Managed Services, we
have moved into a larger
facility to accommodate for our
continued growth. We are now
located at 1307 S. Eagle Flight
Way, Boise, ID.
Calling ALL Unix Admins:
The market is
continuing to heat up! We have
seen an incredible increase in
the need for Unix Sys Admins and
we want your help in finding top
talent. We have many openings
with a variety of clients and
want your referrals for Senior
Unix administrators. Taos is
known for our ability to find
the best talent in the industry
and the most successful way for
us to continue to deliver to our
clients is to hear from you
about the fantastic people you
have worked with during your
career. We value your
recommendations and love to
reward your referrals with bonus
opportunities. We are currently
offering an increase above our
standard referral bonus from
$1,000 to $2,000 for any Unix
candidates that are referred
within the next 30 days! This is
an excellent opportunity to make
some extra money simply by
telling us about someone in your
network that would benefit
greatly from the multitude of
opportunities that Taos has to