A number of booths at VMworld had “booth babes”, something I can’t help feeling we should have left behind by now. BlueCat was worst (spandex bodysuit and you could see the colour of the underwear) but it is companies like Xsigo that really disappoint here. Anything that would fail a corporate dress code should be …

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It seems that the people of the UK have expressed a clear preference for… not having a clear preference. There is widespread consensus that there is something wrong in British political life, and part of that seems to me to be the voting system. I have always been a fan of proportional representation – it …

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If you don’t want to know the answer, don’t ask the question Does that sound obvious? Businesses tacitly acknowledge this truth when they buy stuff; although an ROI calculation often forms part of the business case, I can’t recall anyone ever asking me to put in place measures to demonstrate delivery of the ROI, let …

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According to Storage Newsletter, backup is dead. Really?  I don’t think so. Even tape is not dead, so backup (to disk or tape) certainly isn’t. No, replication is not all you need. RTO is not the only consideration, there’s RPO and of course portability – a box of tapes can be shipped much more easily …

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