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Archive for October, 2011

Earlier this week, HDS announced new services and features for our three-tiered cloud strategy. I would like to put an economic overlay on these offerings and the HDS approach to cloud and the Information Center.

My son sent me this article on psychic benefits and the current NBA lockout (although it can be applied to any sports management and labor conflict). There are some interesting points in the article that can also be applied to IT psychic benefits. Let me explain…

One of the first pieces of IT economics work that I did at HDS 13 years ago was on the ROI of Storage Area Networks (SAN). At that time HDS had started supporting and re-selling FC SAN products from Inrange, Troika, Ancor, CNT, McData and others. HDS had ESCON solutions for years (at that time), [...]

I have the opportunity to speak at the Gartner ITxpo in Orlando two weeks from today, on Wednesday, October 19th. If you are attending, would love to see you at the session and exchange cards afterwards. My topic will focus on the impact to TCO that can be achieved from storage virtualization. You can find [...]

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