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Archive for March, 2009

After a nice week of vacation, I am back in the UK working with a few of our strategic accounts. As the economy and CAPEX pressures continue to dominate the IT planning discussions, the message around ‘doing more with what you have’ tends to resonate much better (and higher up the org chain).

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act allows companies tax incentives for capital investment through 2009. Companies can write off 50% of the cost of new equipment immediately instead of following the usual depreciation schedules. That’s good for cash flow, but many companies may not have the cash/credit to make this kind of investment, especially in [...]

We now have a formal home for all things related to economically superior storage architectures. www.storageeconomics.com (or http://www.hds.com/go/storageeconomics/)

I came across this recent article from ThinkStorage on the less tangible types of TCO costs. They have clearly outlined 3 or 4 of the 33 types of costs that HDS has characterized over the years. I like (and agree with) the closing comment:

Seems like the new buzz word in storage is on the cloud. Every person I approach for a definition, I get a different answer. Here are some definitions from Wikipedia and a great overview from EETimes.

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