One of my favorite corporate type bloggers out there is IBM’s Tony Pearson. I am pleased to report that TechWeb will feature a combined webcast featuring the two of us on March 23 talking about storage challenges and ways to address them.
I reworked the original abstract for the event when I was tapped to play a part. Thought I would share the before and after versions:
The original abstract:
“The Top Five Storage Management Challenges in 2011: Innovative, Real-World Solutions.”
Abstract: Today’s IT Infrastructure is under pressure. Organizations are overwhelmed by the exponential growth of data. 78% of CIOs want to improve the way they use and manage their data.* In this web conference, IBM will discuss the top five storage management challenges IT professionals will face in their organization’s infrastructure. You will also hear real-life, proven customer success stories on how IBM’s storage technology, powerful management software, and world-class services addressed these challenges.
*Source: Accenture CIO Data Management Survey, 2007
And the Toigo version:
FEAR AND LOATHING IN DATA STORAGE: HOW TO DIAGNOSE AND CURE WHAT AILS YOUR STORAGE INFRASTRUCTURE
Abstract: Storage is the most poorly utilized infrastructure element — and most costly part of hardware budgets — in most IT shops today. And it’s getting worse. Storage management typically involves nightmarish mash-up of tools for capacity management, performance management and data protection management unique to each array deployed in heterogeneous fabrics. Server and desktop virtualization seem to have made management issues worse, and coming on the heels of changing workloads and data proliferation is the requirement to add data management to the set of responsibilities shouldered by fewer and fewer storage professionals. Forecast for Storage in 2012: more pain as long-delayed storage infrastructure refresh becomes mandatory.
In this webcast, Jon Toigo, CEO of Toigo Partners International, and Tony Pearson, Master Inventor and Senior Managing Consultant for the IBM Software and Systems Group, will take turns assessing the challenges and suggesting real-world solutions to the many issues that confound storage efficiency in contemporary IT. Integrating real world case studies and technology insights, our storage experts will deliver a must-see webcast that sets down a strategy for fixing storage…before it fixes you.
Don’t miss this event, unless you like the stress of knowing that your next disaster may be a data disaster.
Whichever one you would be more inclined to attend, we are covering the same turf. So give a listen if you have the time. And ask some questions. The date is the 23rd of this month. Registration is here. And I am inviting you!