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Published: 19 Oct 2012

Let's give thanks for a great year in storage SRM, security, and players new and old all added up to a pretty remarkable 2005. I can't recall a much better year than 2005 as far as interesting events, useful products and a generally positive business environment. We saw fewer new startups than I can ever remember, which will be an issue for us in a few years, but the companies that started the year in business, finished the year in business--no small feat. The biggest Christmas present came from Hewlett-Packard (HP) when it acquired AppIQ for a sleigh-load of cash. This was the year when storage resource management (SRM) became a mainstream must-have. While I could go on and on about "how long it took you" to get into the mix, at least you did. SRM is one of those boring things we do that causes a little pain up front, but saves a ton of pain later on. Security finally became part of the mainstream, at least from a conversational perspective. Decru got an early holiday bonus from Network Appliance, which gobbled up the upstart encryption firm. Symantec and ... Access >>>

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