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Published: 29 Oct 2012

If you're like most corporate employees, you probably had a performance review toward the end of last year. And that review probably involved setting goals for the coming year--a to-do list for you from your boss. I'm betting that list was dramatically different from the one you had two or three years ago. I mean the difference between night and day. We've gone from "build out as fast as you can" to "squeeze the last drop out of what we've got" in nearly every facet of IT. If your company was part of the Internet run up, you probably just deployed the last of your late-90s overbuying spree. What now? I was recently chatting with Mark Lewis, site editor for SearchStorage.com, Storage's sister site here at TechTarget. He had just returned from a Wall Street storage conference where the watchword was "do more with less," and they weren't just talking about Enron executives making do with fewer houses. Two years ago, storage entrepreneurs were pitching to investors that their products "do more with more." From what Lewis reported, a lot of them have done little ... Access >>>

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