Contributed Editorial

  1. Do You Have A Hole In Your Swing?
    Like some of you I have spent a good portion of my career as a turnaround guy for sales forces. Without fail I have found that many sales people or channel partners were ill equipped to hit the ball out of the park on behalf of the company. They were decent salespeople for the most part, and knew the product, but had a difficult time educating all levels of the organization that they were selling to. By Jim Nash, DCIG Inc.
  2. A By-The-Numbers Approach To Data, eDiscovery, And The Cloud
    Moving data to the cloud presents both tremendous opportunity as well as great challenge. One issue in particular is the implementation of a cost-effective yet defensible eDiscovery program. Data breaches, limited access to critical data, and a growing volume of data, are just a few examples of the problems that IT faces as we push to the cloud.

    By Jim McGann, vice president of Information Discovery, Index Engines

  3. Enterprise 2011 Demand Technology Roadmaps To Succeed
    The most exciting trends in Infrastructure Technology (IT) today require enabling infrastructure technologies that supply ever-increasing bandwidth and low latencies residing under consistent, time-proven discovery and management methodologies. By Skip Jones, Chairman, Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA)
  4. Disaster Recovery Moving Into The Cloud
    Cloud computing is one of the most talked-about trends in IT, and the market for cloud services is exploding. In fact, IDC says cloud computing was a $17.4B market in 2009, but is expected to grow to $44.2B in 2013. By Bob Roudebush, VP of marketing, Neverfail
  5. Going Beyond Deduplication To Treat The Data Disease, Not Just The Symptoms
    Data deduplication has been a viable IT strategy for managing data for some time; in fact, it has become a basic IT assumption. By Peter Eicher, Senior Product Manager - Data Protection, Syncsort
  6. Do I Need A Data Center?
    If you still own your own data center and this question has not already crossed your mind, then you might be spending more money than you need, subjecting your organization to unnecessary risk, or both. By Chris Witt, WAKE TSI
  7. The Cloud — Soft And Fluffy, Or Serious Contender?
    With what appears to be limitless storage options, for many the cloud is an attractive proposition.By Andy Cordial, MD Origin Storage
  8. Is Your Tape Archive A Ticking Time Bomb?
    Despite reports of its demise, tape remains the predominant repository for historical business information. In fact, recent research from the Enterprise Strategy Grup (ESG) shows that 82 percent of organizations still use tape to support all or at least a portion of onsite backup processes. However, many organizations still do not have the proper procedures and controls in place to keep track of their data. By Jeff Pederson, manager of Ontrack Data Recovery operations and Jim Reinert, VP of product development
  9. Guest Column: Midrange Storage Is A Balancing Act
    The most important skill for today's storage administrator or engineer is balance. That’s because all storage management is a balancing act. The primary determinant of success of a storage engineer is managing certain resources to keep capacity and utilization in balance, thus reducing (and keeping) bottlenecks to a minimum. By Tony Hobart, Laurus Technologies
  10. Guest Column: DCIG 2011 Virtual Server Backup Software Buyer's Guide Now Available
    Today DCIG and SMB Research are pleased to jointly announce the availability of a new, comprehensive 2011 Virtual Server Backup Software Buyer's Guide that weights, scores and ranks over 20 virtual server backup software products. By Jerome M Wendt, Lead Analyst and President, DCIG Inc.