Why creating an intelligent abstraction layer within storage infrastructure matters!

“Innovation comes from the producer; not the customer”  – W. Edwards Deming The Innovation problem A classic challenge with new technology and true innovation is that most of the time, the chasm of change is too wide and steep for most customers and consumers to cross.  It’s easy for great, game changing ideas to have… Read More Why creating an intelligent abstraction layer within storage infrastructure matters!

3 key questions to ask before starting a services organization

At some point, most start-up software and hardware vendors contemplate building out a professional services offering to accelerate adoption, aid deployment, and/or become an additional revenue stream.  While the reasons for considering building out a services organization may differ, one point holds true; Selling and delivering services has  implications that may cause considerable unintended consequences without a strong… Read More 3 key questions to ask before starting a services organization

6 reasons ski racers are stronger in business (Part 2)

In the first part of this series, 6 reasons ski racers are stronger in business (Part 1), I touched on multiple competitive variables, independence, and measuring objective results that most ski racers demonstrate.  There are three more traits that ski racers are also armed with that matter in business. Social skills on a global scale… Read More 6 reasons ski racers are stronger in business (Part 2)

Why “Disruptive Technology” makes CIO’s run the other way.

Since when has it become cool to be disruptive?  We’ve all heard it lately: “We are a disruptive technology” “Our scale-up scale-out, cloud based, big data driven, PaaS fired, all flash, wearable, HTML7 (satire)  platform disrupts everything you do Mrs. Customer”.  It feels a bit like that annoying coffee shop order, hold the disruption. The… Read More Why “Disruptive Technology” makes CIO’s run the other way.

6 reasons ski racers are stronger in business (Part 1)

 “To win, you have to risk loss” – Jean-Claude Killy I’ve always found it interesting to learn where some executives found their competitive edge along the way.  For some, it was being a chess champion.  For others, their competitive drive leads them to sailing or car racing.  Me?  I got my start in the world… Read More 6 reasons ski racers are stronger in business (Part 1)