C-level technology executives not only need to know the status of their current operations but meticulously plan for the future. Our "Executive track" sessions give these technologists an idea of where their storage should be and ideas on where it's headed. Sessions also key on ways to integrate new technologies, processes and ideas without going over budget.
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Storage "On Demand" -- Re-engineering the Storage Supply Chain
Speaker: Richard Scannell, Senior VP, GlassHouse Technologies
Description: In this session, Senior Vice President of GlassHouse Technologies Richard Scannell will examine the current situation in storage provisioning, the challenges underlying the accurate metering of environments, the impact that poor metering has on overall efficiency and the need for re-engineering storage around a supply-chain model.
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Winter 2007 -- What Storage Managers Are Buying
Speaker: Rich Castagna, Editorial Director, Storage Media Group
Description: Storage magazine's semi-annual survey details the spending plans of 500 corporate storage managers. Rich Castagna, Editorial Director for TechTarget's Storage Media Group, tells you how much storage managers are spending, how they're spending it and why.
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How-to -- Working Through a Litigation Recovery Request
Speaker: Stephanie Mendelsohn, Director of Corporate Records and eDiscovery, Genentech Inc.
Description: In this session, Stephanie Mendelsohn, Director of Corporate Records and eDiscovery at Genentech Inc. describes the changed legal environment and the implications for IT -- both near-term and over the long haul.
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Buying Storage -- What the Vendors Don't Want You to Know
Speaker: Bill Peldzus, VP Data Center Services, Business Continuity and DR, GlassHouse Technologies
Description: In this session, you learn the questions you should be asking of ALL of your storage vendors and other important tips and techniques for writing an air-tight RFI or RFP (they are different!). This session is based on real case studies and actual customer purchasing engagements.
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Storage 3.0 -- The Next Revolution of Storage Systems
Speaker: Ben Woo, VP Enterprise Storage Systems, IDC
Description: IDC believes that the way storage systems are architected and how users and applications interact with data storage is going through yet another revolution. In this session, Ben Woo of IDC discusses the future of storage systems and how they will be designed to ensure not only immediate data protection but also data persistence and permanence.
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