The best outcome of a TCO-ROI presentation is when they argue with you

[Excerpt from my book, Data Protection for Virtual Data Centers –]  Chapter 2, Data Protection by the Numbers (click here to download Chapter 2) covers among other things ROI and TCO.   One of the formulas discussed is the “Cost of Downtime”:           Sometimes, the best thing that can happen when you present your methodology … Read more

Step 1 – Get Your Data Out of the Building

If you find yourself on mailing lists from backup vendors, channel partners and media portals (or watch twitter for backup/storage topics) … then you have likely seen advertisements like: Five Easy Steps to Disaster Recovery Don’t miss this revolutionary, exciting, innovative, and informational … Yada yada yada, blah blah … Those webcasts/whitepapers aren’t bad … … Read more

New Book – Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Administration Instant Reference

Huge Congratulations to my friend, Matt Hester. Matt is a one of the folks that taught me how to blog, so that I could use social networking to convey my passion for technology products.  He also happens to be an IT Pro Evangelist for Microsoft, meaning that he spends most days speaking at local events … Read more