The results of a massive Global IT Trust survey are in, and the data is startling. The data underscores a 'tipping point' for data protection due to a lack of business and IT confidence in the current state of affairs. Is your IT organization ready to drive strategic IT initiatives around Big Data, cloud, etc., or will it be left behind?Continue Reading »
Ever since Mozy became part of EMC Backup Recovery Systems Division earlier this year, people have asked, “What is the future of Mozy? What’s the future of cloud? What does it mean for our broader portfolio?”Continue Reading »
I wouldn't say I've had a playbook career, but my personal way of muddling through has worked out pretty well over the years and along the way, I have learned a few things that have helped me tremendously—my own gems, I guess you could say. Some I’ve gleaned from reading but most are from my personal work experience, family and peers. IT friends, if you're stuck in the muck that's become your jobs, these 16 tips may help.Continue Reading »
Relationship building—between men and women, business leader and IT leader, IT leader and IT administrators, and IT administrators and backup administrators—is as important to future business success as choosing the right technologies to deploy.Continue Reading »
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EMC and Oracle have forged one of the industry’s strongest partnerships. This was on full display at Oracle OpenWorld as EMC’s Joe Tucci and Jeremy Burton used the their keynote to demonstrate how this alliance is driving new value for customers. TBW Blogger Michael Wilke recaps from the show floor.
Are you a Linear or Abstract thinker? Knowing the differences between the two is critical to building a successful business.Continue Reading »
As I see it, there are three types of CxOs: Plumbers, Tanks and Chameleons. Your grip on knowing which one you are will likely signal the future course of your organization. Once you understand these types of personalities, you can easily pocket yourself, your management team and your associates into these two buckets. Doing so can be super valuable, allowing you to amplify that value and have a fabulous career.Continue Reading »
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Sometimes, a technology revolution is so powerful that its disruption cascades through multiple markets. VMware’s server virtualization has triggered that “once in a generation” upheaval. What began as a response to processors shifting from faster cores to more cores has changed how we design storage, networks and… now data protection.
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There's a common operating practice in firefighting called the two-in, two-out rule. It's a backup plan for firefighters. What if there was some sort of similar rule for IT? What would the rules be? What would the teams look like?
“We are no longer in a period of rapid change! We have now entered a unique period of time, unlike anything any of us have ever seen, that can best be described as transformation.” Powerful words from Daniel Burrus, founder and CEO of Burrus Research, in his recent blog Transform Now … or Struggle to ...Continue Reading »