Dell EMC Flash Storage Efficiency Guarantee

A 4:1 Guarantee with 4 Winning Storage Arrays   So how is your business meaningfully dealing with storage efficiency in the face of flat or declining IT budgets? Or are you? If you’re not, then you may be confronted with wasted disk space, higher storage/management costs, time-consuming storage … READ MORE

Jay Livens March 1st, 2017

Don’t Be a Dodo

The Dodo was a flightless bird that lived on the island of Mauritius near Madagascar.  This unique creature was first sighted in 1598 and was known for its relatively large size (3 feet tall, up to about 50 lbs) and inability to fly.  The Dodo lived a life … READ MORE

Jay Livens November 16th, 2016

What an Ancient City can Teach Us About Cybercrime

I was fortunate to spend some time traveling in Europe this summer, and one of my favorite destinations was Rothenbur ob der Tauber (Rothenburg) which is a well preserved German walled city that dates back to 920.  It was amazing to wander the narrow passages and protective walls … READ MORE

Jay Livens September 12th, 2016

6 Lessons That IT Leaders Can Learn From Darth Vader

Star Wars: A New Hope was a transformative movie from my childhood, and with the upcoming release of Episode VII later this month, I wanted to share some key lessons that we can learn from Darth Vader.  While he was not the most understanding and supportive leader, there … READ MORE

Jay Livens December 14th, 2015

How Big Data Will Empower Robo-trains

As I was recently pondering EMC’s Data Lake Federation announcement, I stumbled upon this article that discusses Roy Hill Mining Company’s (RHC) use of automated trains in the Australian Outback.  The big challenge for RHC and its partner, GE, is that the mine is in a remote location … READ MORE

Jay Livens April 29th, 2015

An Ode to March 31 and Data Protection

March 31 is a big day, not just because it is National Bunsen Burner Day or even Tater Day although I am sure that those are meaningful holidays…to someone.  No, it is because March 31, is World Backup Day (WBD).  I am obsessed with data protection (and backup) … READ MORE

Jay Livens March 31st, 2015

NAS Protection Challenges

I was recently visiting a large law firm in Canada and one of their critical pieces of infrastructure was a document repository. With decades of completed cases and supporting materials, the firm wanted to be sure that their intellectual property was protected consistently and reliably and also instantly … READ MORE

Jay Livens March 5th, 2015
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