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Executive and expert insight into the technology news, trends and events affecting the industry.
- The Second Machine Age: 5 Things Our Kids’ Kids Won’t Know About Transportation
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- 1. What it’s like to drive a car
- 2. What it’s like to queue at the DMV
- 3. What’s a Taxi
- 4. How buses had a pre-defined route
- 5. How Top Gear was a show, not the latest fresh garms.
- Is Life in the Fast Lane All That It’s Cracked Up to Be?
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Even in the world of IT, the race to do things faster and easier seems to restart daily, and this applies to those of us on the IT side buying and implementing technology, those on the vendor side developing the technology, as well as those of us straddling both worlds. But as we all know, faster doesn't necessarily mean easier—nor does it necessarily mean better or safer... or that you will even win in the end.
- The Suite Life
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While waiting for the next polar vortex to bring freezing weather, some backup administrators undoubtedly find themselves daydreaming. Wouldn’t it be nice to teleport yourself to a warm, sunny beach resort until the storm blows over? But then the phone rings and it’s back to reality.
- Data Protection – Getting Dressed Up for Cisco Live Milan
Milan, famous for many things, but perhaps the most talked about is its position as a major world fashion and design capital…and of course acting as the host city to Cisco Live Europe 2014. So it was suggested that our EMC booth staff should dress the part. Top designers were sought for this special assignment, ...Continue Reading »
- Evolving Beyond PBBAs
I have been on a few missions in my life – some nobler than others – and now I’m on a new mission. Specifically, I’m out to evolve the market beyond a discussion of simple ‘purpose-built backup appliances’ to focus on ‘protection storage’. You may be surprised to hear me say this since Data Domain ...Continue Reading »
- 11/22/2013: When Data Center Tech Entered The Living Room
This will come as no surprise for those of you who have been following my twitter feed these past few weeks, I am obsessed with the launch of Microsoft’s Xbox One! The Video Game entertainment industry is exploding! Recent gaming releases have raked in revenue that rivals the biggest Hollywood blockbuster ticket sales. So, it’s ...Continue Reading »
- EMCBackup Falls Forward with Microsoft
Daylight savings is upon us and we are preparing to “fall back” in a few weeks, the VTUG is helping us “fall forward” at Gillette Stadium towards next-generation virtualization technologies.Continue Reading »
- Chicago Was Cold but EMC Forum Was Hot!
October 23rd was very cold in Chicago, almost 20 degrees below normal. But at the Westin hotel near O’Hare airport things were hot with nearly 600 customers attending the EMC Forum Chicago event. In 2013 there have been 55 different EMC Forum events happening across the country providing information about EMC’s exciting solutions portfolio helping thousands of existing and potential EMC customers better understand how to lead their own transformation.Continue Reading »
- Three Signs Your Company May Be Losing Its Mojo
“You used to be much more… ‘muchier.’
You’ve lost your muchness.”
– The Mad Hatter to Alice in the film Alice in Wonderland...Continue Reading »
Really, what could be worse than losing your muchness? Your mojo?
In the IT world, it can be the death knell of your business, signifying an impending downward spiral or deceleration. There’s healthy “stick-to-it-iveness” and, well, then there’s, as Rich Castagna, editorial director of Storage
magazine puts it in his May editorial, doing something [the same old way] “because that’s the way we do it.”
- Can You Find the VCE Vblock System at Cisco Live?
Representing EMC Backup Recovery Systems at Cisco Live, I witnessed first-hand exceptional collaboration between EMC partners around booth activity, social media promotion, and product expertise. VCE is the perfect example. How many Vblock Systems did you notice on the show floor? Read this post to learn more!Continue Reading »
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Thoughts from Stephen Manley
Transforming Backup Into a Business Accelerator
Backup has transformed from "low-value, high-cost insurance policy" to "business accelerator." Unfortunately, most organizations struggle with the complexity and cost of a jumble of disconnected backup technologies.