Time Machine is the built-in backup feature of OS X. It keeps a copy of all your files, and remembers how your system looked on any given day so you can revisit your Mac as it appeared in the past. Apple sells a device called a Time Capsule, but rather than buy one of these I opted for a diy approach using my Raspberry Pi and so far it seems to be working well.
My setup consists of: Raspberry Pi Model B running Raspbian connected via network cable to a routerMacBook Pro running OS X Yosemite v10.10.1 connected via Wifi to a routerExternal 2TB drive (with separate power) attached via USB to the Raspberry Pi
It was relatively easy to setup following the instructions at http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=47029 . I am reiterating the instructions here just in case the page disappears (with a couple of additions I needed):
1. Start with a clean installation of Raspbian, configured for your network
2. Power down your Pi, connect your storage drive, and boot your Pi b…
Having been on the receiving end of Request for Information (RFI) and Request for Proposal (RFP) responses, from an evaluation perspective there are ways respondents can make it easier for the evaluation panel to assess what it is being proposed and ultimately have greater success on getting through to the next round. These considerations are from my experiences with Software package selection and with Delivery partner selection, but should be applicable to many other selections.
1. First impressions count.
Even before the RFI/RFP response is opened, an evaluator can be swayed by the presentation of the response and the level of engagement getting there.
Key considerations: Ask questions during the response period to validate any areas lacking clarity, but don’t go overboard. Make sure you meet the response times. Use good quality paper and colour (if required to present a paper copy). Binding can make a document look classier. If the response requests that all questions and communic…
Today I attended the first day of the IT & Enterprise Architecture Conference 2015 at the Crowne Plaza in Auckland. This was my first time at the event and it was a good opportunity to network with the wider IT & Enterprise Architecture community. Below is a summary of my key notes.
Setting the scene: Enterprise Architecture 2015-2025
Craig Pitout, Senior Manager IT Advisory, EY (@CraigPitout)
Cloud, Mobility, Big Data and Social Media are key forces of Digital DisruptionThemes affecting enterprise agilityCustomer centricProduct centricInternal efficiencyRegulatory requirementsForce for uniqueness vs Force for commonalityQuantifying the impactInnovation impact vs Value potentialDisruptive - disrupt the coreAdjacent - change and expandSustaining - incremental improvementsEY Business Reference Model - Agile (http://www.ey.com/GL/en/Services/Advisory/EY-translate-strategy-into-execution) Agile behavioursResponsiveness to changeValue-drivenPractical experimentationEmpowered, self-…