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Industry Trends and Perspectives Blog Series

General Trends That I am Seeing and Hearing from IT Professionals

This is the first in a series of ongoing short industry trends and perspectives blog post briefs. These short posts compliment other longer posts along with traditional industry trends and perspective white papers, research reports, solution brief content found at www.storageio.com/reports.

I often get asked by people what Im seeing or hearing new (aka what is the Buzz).

Sometimes when I tell those who ask about new things or what they have not read or heard about yet, I get interesting as well as varied sometimes even funny reactions. In most cases unless the person does not agree or like the trend, the reaction shifts to one of wanting to know more including what is driving or causing the activity, its impact along with what can be done.

As some are new or emerging they may not yet be being covered in other venues, research, surveys, studies or reports. Thus do not be surprised or alarmed if there is something listed here or in one of the subsequent series post that you have not seen or read elsewhere yet while others may already be familiar. Some are emerging trends perhaps even being short lived while others will have longer legs to evolve.

Some general trends that I am seeing and hearing from IT professionals include:

Click on the above links to read more about these the first in a series of quick Industry Trends and Perspectives posts as well as watch for more in the coming weeks and months.

That is all for now. I hope you find these ongoing series of current or emerging Industry Trends and Perspectives interesting.

Cheers gs

Greg Schulz - Author The Green and Virtual Data Center (CRC) and Resilient Storage Networks (Elsevier)
twitter @storageio

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Greg Schulz is founder of the Server and StorageIO (StorageIO) Group, an IT industry analyst and consultancy firm. Greg has worked with various server operating systems along with storage and networking software tools, hardware and services. Greg has worked as a programmer, systems administrator, disaster recovery consultant, and storage and capacity planner for various IT organizations. He has worked for various vendors before joining an industry analyst firm and later forming StorageIO.

In addition to his analyst and consulting research duties, Schulz has published over a thousand articles, tips, reports and white papers and is a sought after popular speaker at events around the world. Greg is also author of the books Resilient Storage Network (Elsevier) and The Green and Virtual Data Center (CRC). His blog is at www.storageioblog.com and he can also be found on twitter @storageio.

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