Software-Defined Storage: What Hardware Players Must Do

Software-Defined Storage: What Hardware Players Must Do

January 7, 2014

Commentary George Crump If 2014 is the "year of software-defined storage," hardware makers must take these steps to stay relevant. At some point this year you are bound to hear the claim that 2014 is the "year of software-defined storage" (SDS) and that storage hardware companies are dead. Certainly [...]

Having a successful cloud storage service is tougher than you think

Having a successful cloud storage service is tougher than you think

December 19, 2013

Symantec shut-down highlights the need to deliver the right product to customers. When start-up Nirvanix filed for bankruptcy, then decided to shut down its cloud storage service last month, the primary reaction was “if you don’t have funding, it’s hard to run a cloud storage business” especially in light ofRead More

IT Leadership Lessons You Can Learn From Failure

IT Leadership Lessons You Can Learn From Failure

January 6, 2014

CIO — In the world of IT, things can and will go wrong. Failure can come from a number of things such as rushing to get too much done in a single project instead of breaking it down into smaller, more manageable projects. It can come from not allowing [...]

It’s not easy being green

It’s not easy being green

January 10, 2014

If anything is going to annoy IT in 2014, it will be the constant litany of green. From vendors promoting their new green initiatives to management asking what IT is doing about all this green stuff they keep hearing about, 2014 will likely be the year when green technology goesRead More

7 ways to work around security compliance problems

January 7, 2014

Regulations aimed at protecting the security and privacy of organizations and individuals are well meaning. But sometimes these standards, or how they’re interpreted, can be more than a nuisance–they can actually contribute to weaker security. [ Thinking outside the IT audit (check)box ] Here are few examples, from security [...]

It’s not easy being green

It’s not easy being green

January 10, 2014

If anything is going to annoy IT in 2014, it will be the constant litany of green. From vendors promoting their new green initiatives to management asking what IT is doing about all this green stuff they keep hearing about, 2014 will likely be the year when green technology goesRead More