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Published: 19 Oct 2012

When you boil it down, there are really only a handful of big, wealthy, powerful players in this business. The EMCs and IBMs have almost all of the power. If they put their competitive sights on you, look out. Yet, somehow, the entrepreneurial spirit makes some spit in the face of the Goliaths and does its best to run around, underneath or through them. Most get squashed along the way, but some underdogs have outwitted the giants and are reaping their rewards. So are many of you who are taking advantage of their innovations. Decru was just bought by Network Appliance (NetApp) for 272 million beans. The storage encryption pioneer couldn't get anyone to pay attention to it until the news was full of stories about big banks losing customer information. The fact is, everything worth keeping private will eventually be encrypted. NetApp recognized this and paid handsomely to be the first giant on the block with a story. Now Decru competitors, such as Kasten Chase, NeoScale and Vormetric, are all on the radar screen. AppIQ couldn't be doing any better. I love this ... Access >>>

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