Archive for June 2016

Where’s the Loyalty??

Recently the founder and CEO of Trace3, an Irvine, Calif.-based solutions integrator, told Forbes magazine “the traditional VAR is dead.” It’s not a shock that cloud and converged infrastructures are taking wind out of the sails of equipment resellers, but the strong ones, like Trace3, move with the market. Our research on the changing role…

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The Value of Bimodal IT

Last week, we went to Gartner’s CIO and IT Executive Summit in Toronto. Among the many great sessions we attended, Mary Mesaglio’s talk on bimodal IT stood out. In essence, bimodal IT is a process that alternates between conservative IT planning and more agile, short project cycles. The ability to quickly respond, scale up, scale…

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And the Winner Is… Steven Lamb for Most Innovative CEO!

I dusted off the tux and shined my shoes for the CEO World Awards on Monday evening. It felt like the academy awards with the red carpet, photographers, and fancy clothing—and it should because the gold trophy they bestowed upon me, for Most Innovative CEO, is made by the same company that makes the gold…

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We’re Attending the Red Hat Summit This Week!

We’re in San Francisco this week to take part in the Red Hat Summit – the premier open source technology event. With sessions, labs, keynotes, and more, the Summit will inspire you (and us!) with creative new technologies and hands-on learning. Red Hat even has a starter guide for newbies to get the most out…

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The Merry Adventures of Disruptive Storage Technologies

Today’s IT landscape has made disruption one of the least disruptive ideas around (at least in conversation). What about storage? One of the few areas disruption is lacking is storage, but it is finally catching up. Storage technologies today are changing in the same way virtualization changed the computing landscape. Newer storage technologies improve automation,…

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Agile Methods Applied to Marketing Teams – Part 2

As we continue with last week’s post on agile marketing, this week we conclude with putting agile into practice. The Backlog – Tasks and Priority The backlog is the overall marketing to do list, all the things that you need to get done. This is all the programs and tactics that the marketing group is responsible…

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Evolving Beyond a Traditional Storage Gateway

Bringing together all storage into a single point of management, wherever it resides, has long been a dream for storage administrators. Many attempts have been made to make this possible, but each has in some way fallen short. Some of the problem is that previous vendors just haven’t dreamed big enough. A traditional storage gateway is…

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SDS vs Storage Virtualization: Buzzword Face-off!

Technology has its own special jargon, but sometimes those words get used in so many different ways, they start to become meaningless. This week, we’ve decided to crack down on a couple of the most interchangeably-used words in storage – software-defined storage and storage virtualization. Take a look at our infographic for some quick ways to remember…

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Data Residency Made Easy

ioFABRIC offers a solution to complex storage problems Where does your data live? For most organizations, data locality is as simple as making sure that the data is close to where it is being used. For some, data locality must also factor in geographical location and/or legal description. Regardless of the scope, data locality is…

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Agile Methods Applied to Marketing Teams – Part 1

Agile has taken software development by storm, but are there best practices from Agile methodologies that can help make marketing teams more effective? Absolutely! In case you’re not familiar with Agile, or have only heard the name, let’s start with a brief history. The Agile Experience Just over a decade ago, a revolution came to…

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