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Mark Harris Fremont, CA

40% of Your IT Services are Delivered by Someone Else (in the Cloud)!

Today, nearly 40% of all spending on IT services is done outside of your plan and view. By people who don’t work for your company and in infrastructures that you have no control over, using policies and security mechanisms that … Continue reading

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Are My 25 Years of IT Experience Valuable Today?

Who would have thought that in 2016 many of us would be wrestling with the question of whether our entire 25+ year career of IT experience was worth anything to modern businesses today. We always assumed that our deep experience was … Continue reading

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to DCIM

The IT world around us changed! The very way we approach delivering IT services was re-imagined and re-invented. While the underlying technologies themselves got faster, smaller and lower in cost, each of those pieces became more commoditized and virtualized which … Continue reading

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Best Bet DCIM Providers for 2016

Now that 2016 is upon us, I find that the DCIM industry is really starting to settle out. Most of you know that I joined the DCIM industry before it was actually called “DCIM” (in fact for a brief period … Continue reading

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Moore’s Law – It’s about Embracing the Business Opportunity

I love pondering about the last 50 years of computing innovation. Although I knew nothing about technology in the mid-sixties when Gordon Moore observed that the number of components for integrated functions doubles every 12 months, it has been a guideline influencing literally millions of subsequent business … Continue reading

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DCIM Facts versus Myth – Time for a Reality Check!

Last week we conducted an online webinar devoted to discussing the common mis-understandings and myths associated with DCIM. Over 400 people registered for the webinar and we had a ton of questions and comments afterwards. Its very clear that DCIM is a … Continue reading

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Exposing IT Value to the Business

The IT industry is currently experiencing an amazing transformation. Whereas most long term IT professionals have spent their careers creating and supporting increasingly complex IT structures with primary metrics of availability and uptime, the new CIO mantra has become service … Continue reading

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