Every day, I'm briefed by another company with a range of products from entry-level to high-end. And every day I try to figure out their naming scheme: It seems most IT vendors follow the naming schemes of car companies, but few use the same naming system! As Micron explained the logic behind their three SSD lines (e, m, and h for entry-level, midrange, and … [Read more...] about What’s In A Name? And Which Product Is Better?
HP stumbled mightily in 2011, and it had nothing to do with product or people. Even sales remained strong, though the PC business is changing. HP's mighty stumble was a crisis of confidence due to a chain of shenanigans at the very top. This culminated with the short reign of LÃ©o Apotheker, leaving HP to reassure the market of its strategy. HP And the Enterprise IT … [Read more...] about HP’s Mighty Stumble
In PhilosophiÃ¦ Naturalis, Sir Isaac Newton defined inertia as follows: The vis insita, or innate force of matter, is a power of resisting by which every body, as much as in it lies, endeavours to preserve its present state, whether it be of rest or of moving uniformly forward in a straight line. Although Newton was referring to physical objects, the power of inertia affects … [Read more...] about The Three Requirements To Overcome Inertia
Dave Hitz over at NetApp poses a very interesting question: What is the ten-year trend in information technology that we are currently building to? He supplies these historical examples: 1982-1992: A computer on every (business) desk 1990s: Networking all those computers He then goes on to suggest three ten-year trends that we might currently be living … [Read more...] about Ten-Year Trend: Mobility