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Social media, corporate strategy & Dilbert

I have been intrigued by the recent Dilbert comic strips highlighting social media.  The piece below was particularly amusing and got me thinking about social media and corporate strategy.  The comic shows the conflict  between social media adoption and corporate culture and portrays a situation that happens all too frequently.  Many companies desire to engage in social media, but when […]

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Devotion to duty

Tuesday Humor

Click for larger view – Comic courtesy of Via Beth Pariseau from TechTarget.

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My experience with social media and the Super Bowl

Last Sunday I thoroughly enjoyed watching the hard fought Super Bowl between the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints. It was a close game until the very end when the Saints made a critical interception. Interestingly, one of my lasting memories from the game relates to social media. I watched the first half of […]

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Data Domain keynote at SNW – Slootman’s surprising response

I attended multiple keynote and breakout sessions at SNW last week, but my busy meeting schedule conflicted with many of the morning sessions. I was able to attend to Data Domain’s talk given by Frank Slootman and wanted to provide some commentary. The bulk of the session was boring and included what appeared to be […]

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SNW Recap

I returned from SNW in Phoenix last night and wanted to recap the event.  I had 10+ meetings at the show and there were multiple sessions and so am providing my perspectives on the event in general and the sessions I did attend. Deduplication remains hot and still confuses many I attended 5 different sessions […]

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Marketing Odds and Ends

It has been a particularly busy week here at SEPATON HQ with limited blogging time.  Instead of a technology oriented post, I thought that I would highlight some marketing items from this week. Upcoming speaking event I will be speaking at the Storage Decisions Deduplication Seminar this Tuesday, 8/25 in Hartford, CT.  This free event […]

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AboutRestore Nomination and Musings on a Virtual Tradeshow

First, was recently nominated as a top storage vendor blog over at StorageMonkeys, and there is an open vote to decide the winner. Here is a link to the voting page and I encourage my readers to participate. Second, I attended the Storage Decisions Data Deduplication Virtual Tradeshow a couple of weeks ago. The […]

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Now on Twitter

For those of you unfamiliar, Twitter is a micro-blogging application with posts of 140 words or less. It is a great forum for discussion and interaction with others in the industry. I particularly enjoy the real-time updates from various analysts and members of the press. You can view my profile here and see my posts […]

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W. Curtis Preston Now with TechTarget

About a week ago, Curtis posted on his blog that he is joining TechTarget as an Executive Editor which essentially means that he will continue to present at various events. He is still an independent consultant and can keep working on his other projects including his Mr. Backup Blog and BackupCentral. In my opinion, this […]

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RIP: Storage Magazine

I was disappointed to see this announcement from TechTarget. As one would expect, their actions are in response to the current economic situation. I can understand the cutbacks in headcount, but I am disappointed with the cancellation of the print version of Storage Magazine. Storage is one of the best publications focused on the storage […]

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