The hardest lesson I ever learned in consulting was how to say "I don't know." Here I was, hired on for big bucks, and I didn't know the answer. But I quickly learned that bluffing gets you nowhere fast. But we'll come back to that... In the mean time, I must say how completely impressed I am by Chuck Hollis' blog postings. Employing guys like him is one of the reasons … [Read more...] about Chuck Hollis Gets It!
I guess I kind of touched Jon Toigo nerve when I said he was "promoting himself". Sounds like he took offense to the term, but perhaps he shouldn't have! Let me give you some background, gentle reader... I've never worked for a "product company" in the storage industry, I'm a services guy. And services are all about selling people - their skills and their time. So rather … [Read more...] about Blogketing Ourselves
Without getting into the debate on blogketing (I'll save that for another post), I was pretty impressed by Chuck Hollis' recent post on ILM. I think he's made a good discussion of the wherefores of ILM, and maybe counteracted a bit of the prevailing anti-ILM argument. I've been in the trenches on storage content (aka data) for a long time. I, too, have often reverted to the … [Read more...] about Sailing the Titanic (Why We Need ILM and Then Some!)
The Storage Anarchist asks if corporate blogs are just so much marketing collateral. Well, to me, I always take them with a grain of salt. And not just those that directly emanate from a corporate domain name, either. Remember that Mr. Burke works for EMC and has blogged much more favorably about that company's recent announcements than the jaded industry insiders I talked … [Read more...] about Blogketing (re)Visited