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This article is part of the Vol. 3 No. 11 January 2005 issue of The 15 top storage products of 2004
It's a new year and you know what that means. It's time to clean up your act. For example, if you're like me, you started to overindulge by stealing candy from your kids' Halloween stashes. The binge continued through Thanksgiving and after a brief, early December hiatus, the holiday season kicked into full gear with abundant food and drink. After the ball dropped on New Year's Eve, you kissed your spouse, toasted your family, friends and health, and began thinking about your New Year's resolutions. The older I get, the more philosophical my New Year's resolutions become. I think about how I can be a better human being in the abstract, rather than strive for concrete goals such as "lose weight" and "make more money." The New Year presents the same opportunity for storage managers and administrators. What can this group do to meet metrics and improve its status as solid corporate citizens? I posed this question to a number of storage executives I spoke with at the end of 2004. Here's my take on what they said. Get storage closer to the business. I know what ... Access >>>
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