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Richi Jennings
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ta/dba Richi Jennings Associates

Freelance editor/analyst/writer: 
  • Managing editor for NetAppVoice (Forbes)
  • Managing editor for EIT (CIO.com)
  • Regular writing at: IT Blogwatch (Computerworld) #itbw
Previous editing and writing gigs:
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Richi's current and recent work includes: 
  • Advisory and technology consultancy for eleven GmbH, Karmasphere, MailShell, Metaswitch Networks, Oracle, Panasonic, Xandros, and others. 
  • Carbon footprint and LCA consultancy for EVEA Conseil, McAfee. 
  • Email deliverability consultancy for C/34 Corp., YouFig, ZipDX. 
  • Site editing for NetApp/Forbes, NetApp/CIO, Federated Media and HP.
  • Content-marketing consultancy for Citrix, Commtouch, Federated Media, FireRocket Concepts, HP, IDG UK, IDGe, NetApp, United Media, Symantec, Webroot, and others. 
  • Speaking and panel moderation engagements for Cisco, IBM, Kerio, NetApp, Novell, Revolution Events, Trend Micro, Xandros. 
  • Writing independent white papers for Cisco, Identum, Symantec, Trend Micro, Websense, and others. 
  • General freelance industry analysis work for Ferris Research's clients. 
  • M&A due diligence consultancy for Ferris Capital Partners' clients. 
  • Retention by various law firms as an expert witness in patent law cases (identities of law firms and their clients protected under NDAs). 
  • Consultancy for various hedge funds and other investment institutions (identities of clients protected under NDAs).
Richi holds stock only in blind VC trusts, which invest in startups -- specifically: 
  • Hargreave Hale AIM VCT1&2,
  • ProVen VCT. 
Disclosure last reviewed for accuracy May 10th, 2015.
Bragging rights
ASBPE- and Neal-winner. Manages the most-read Forbes BV page, which also won B2B Mag's Content Marketing award. Manages the most-read IDG BP page. Frequently the most-read writer at Computerworld. Yet, strangely, still a nice bloke. Also not a Lolita.
Education
  • Reading University
    Cybernetics and Comp. Sci., 1983 - 1987
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Content marketing, industry analysis, social bickering, foolishness
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  • Editor, analyst, writer
    CRO, 2003 - present
    ta/dba Richi Jennings Associates: Award-winning editor (NetAppVoice, HPIOUK), independent industry analyst/consultant, and freelance writer (Computerworld, HPIO, CWUK, Webroot)
  • HP
    OpenMail (everything), 1987 - 2001
  • Samsung Contact
    CTO, 2001 - 2003
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+Rikki Endsley scares up some interesting angles herein...
 
"It's really easy to argue that tech is a meritocracy, and the reason there are so few marginalized people in tech is just that they aren't interested, and that the problem comes from earlier on in the pipeline. They argue that if someone is good enough at their job, their gender or race or sexual orientation doesn't matter. That's the easy argument."
Before she heads off to her freshman year of college, we interviewed Patricia Torvalds about how she got into computing, feminism, and how to increase diversity in technology.
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Royal International Air Tattoo 2015 Highlights
  #avgeek   #riat   #riat2015   #fairford   #airtattoo  
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Intel and Micron 3D XPoint memory -- what the heck is it?
 +Computerworld ~~~ http://goo.gl/news/8ESKP ~~~ 
...we're not told much else, except it's not ReRAM, nor memristor technology (even though it sounds remarkably similar).
So... A new shiny memory design that'll solve all our problems? Seems to me like we've been here before. In #ITBW , bloggers wax skeptical.
Intel and Micron announce 3D XPoint. Pronounced 'crosspoint,' it's a new form of solid-state, non-volatile memory, we're told. We're also told it's faster and more durable than NAND flash. But we're not told much else, except it's not ReRAM, nor memristor technology (even though it sounds remarkably similar).
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Attention shoppers: Amazon plans to sell you groceries
~Amazon drive thru: Headache for grocers?
Kiss your local grocery store goodbye, reports suggest Amazon is entering the perishable food business, planning to marry online shopping with the efficiency of a fast food burger joint. If traditional grocers aren't worried, they should be...
In today's #ITBW  for +Computerworld, bloggers shop for groceries like it's Cyber Monday.
#amazon  
Kiss your local grocery store goodbye, reports suggest Amazon is entering the perishable food business, planning to marry online shopping with the efficiency of a fast food burger joint. If traditional grocers aren't worried, they probably should be...
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+Race Vanderdecken This will be interesting.  What plays well in Silicon Valley doesn't necessarily play well in Topeka.  The proposed store size is 11,000 sq.ft, which is less than 1/5 the size of the current build of U.S. grocery stores.  Now, sure. Amazon won't be restricted by 6' shelf height so they could put 5x as much junk in the same floor space.  I guess we'll know in a year or two if this idea will fly in the valley and if it will progress to main street.
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If you experience problems during the upgrade to Windows 10 mobile, Microsoft has a solution...
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Daniel Rubino is a Promethean hero, apparently. At least, according to +Stephen Glasskeys#ITBW  on +Computerworld... 
 
Phones code named Cityman and Talkman, rekindle hopes of Windows Phone flagships
~Peek-a-boo, Nadella sees you
For users sick and tired of being sick and tired of waiting for a new Windows Phone flagship, Daniel Rubino is a hero...
In today's #ITBW  for +Computerworld, bloggers no longer feel uncertain about Windows Phone.
#windowsphone  
For users sick and tired of being sick and tired of waiting for a new Windows Phone flagship, Daniel Rubino is a hero...
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How many of us are waiting for another windows phone?

I want them to make software that doesn't need a dozen critical security updates every week first.
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Weird: #Samsung #Galaxy #Note5 & #S6edge+ leaked
 +Computerworld: #Phablet phandroids rejoice, but why bother with two near-identical devices?
In #ITBW, bloggers try to figure it out.
http://www.computerworld.com/article/2955697/byod/samsung-galaxy-note-5-and-s6-edge-itbwcw.html
More Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ details leak. The new Korean flagships are due to get their release date announced later this month. But we already have confirmation of the specs rumors...
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It's just Samsung continuing the same failed strategy that has been killing their sales and revenue for the last 3 years. No surprise there, which is why they will eventually have to quit the business entirely, which is really amazing given how big their total sales still are. But who cares how many you sell if you don't make any money?
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#Firefox cubs HATE #Microsoft and #Windows10 -- déjà vu!
 +Computerworld: It feels like the good old days: Is Satya's Microsoft going back to the bad old ways? 
~~~ computerworld.com/article/2955298 ~~~ 
#ChrisBeard's complaint centers around the user experience upgrading to the new OS. It appears that Satya's crew decided -- in their infinite wisdom -- that all users should have the new #Edge browser as their default.
It's also more complex for users to change it back to Chrome. Wait, I mean... back to Firefox. Um, yeah...
In #ITBW , bloggers ponder a few extra clicks.
http://www.computerworld.com/article/2955298/web-browsers/microsoft-firefox-windows-10-mozilla-fight-itbwcw.html
Firefox honcho castigates Microsoft chief: Chris Beard, the Mozilla CEO is lambasting his opposite number for Windows 10's inability to remember browser choice settings. It feels like the good old days: Is Satya's Microsoft going back to the bad old ways?
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I had no problems with my install or boot options. My dual boot is just a grade 9 fix anyways. :=))
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Vector: A beautiful smartwatch that's not made by Apple
 +Computerworld: Fashionable watch first, wearable smart tech second 
It definitely takes a different direction to Apple. And at $250–$400, it's not following Cupertino's pricing script, neither.
In #ITBW, bloggers know what time it is.
Vector Watch is launching, and the company's not phoning it in. The plucky, London-based smartwatch maker is proudly showing off its entry into the nascent wearables market...
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This comment is for tracking issues
Priority: C/S/M/L (highest to lowest) or E (enhancement request)

S After disabling Gmail notifications, the setting got reset the next day.

M "Update Watch" screen keeps telling me to update to V0.5.1, even though the update to that version was supposedly successful. (Either it silently failed, or it's giving me a bogus update notification.)

E It took me ages to realize what the battery indicator in the app actually was.

S If you reset the watch, the app doesn't realize, causing the face settings to be out of sync.
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#OnePlus2  #price is a winner, but... [first looks]
  #ITBW  +Computerworld 
Many backs. One phone. $330.
http://goo.gl/news/rTVhy
Wow, the OnePlus 2 price is low. That much we expected, given the company's previous market outing. But a hands-on test shows this is no mere cheap phone...
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Interestingly enough, in the Universal Century timeline of Gundam, Mineva Zabi (heiress to the Principality of Zeon, effectively space Nazis), when traveling incognito, trying to find a middle road to peace for all people, not just the space-born (her subjects), chose the pseudonym "Audrey Burn".  Clearly not coincidental.

Effectively, Mineva was leading a resistance against her own government from a figurehead position at the top of her government.
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