In case you hadn’t noticed, November went quiet for DD. That’s not to say we weren’t busy. Between travel, writing projects, consulting projects, C-4 Summit preparations, Thanksgiving holidays (Happy Belated Turkey Day, by the way), and an extensive Honey Do list following some 183 days on the road with only weekends at home, it has been busy.
Talk about your recessionary environment: our phones are ringing off the hook here.
About a third of the calls are from companies seeking to reduce costs and automate more…especially in the realm of storage! Apparently, our schtick here, as some call it, is finally resonating.
Another third are from folks seeking employment. Sorry folks, we aren’t hiring. I hate payroll. Most folks who work in our endeavors are independent contractors (like me). It is the only way to be master of your destiny and to avoid the dread of finding a pink slip in your pay envelope. I left the world of corporate cubicles in the early 1990s and haven’t looked back.
The final third are calls from vendors seeking to excite me about the latest deduplication, thin provisioning, “tiered storage.” or “ILM” play they are launching in their gear. Unfortunately, this functionality is usually accompanied by a hefty price increase for the value add software. If companies buy into the ROI proposals of these vendors, they might sell a few copies, but I wouldn’t be so sure.
Stand by for more posts in the coming days. DrunkenData is alive and kicking and we have lots of opinions to offer.