I recently had the opportunity to attend the Dell Annual Analyst Conference (DAAC), where Michael Dell and the senior leadership team gave updates on their businesses and cast a very clear strategy around four core pillars:
- Transform — to the Cloud
- Connect — with mobility
- Inform — through Big Data
Protect?! YAY!! As a 25-year backup dude who has been waiting to see how the vRanger and NetVault products would be aligned with AppAssure and the Ocarina-accelerated deduplication appliances, I was really jazzed to see “Protect” as a core pillar of the Dell story.
But then the dialog took an interesting turn:
As always, thanks for watching.
[Originally posted on ESG’s Technical Optimist.com]