The movement towards a more elastic, service-consumption model for IT—often based on or around open source technologies—continues to expand and proliferate. IT seems to have gotten the message: it’s time to stop focusing purely on control and stability. Instead, enable rapid innovation or get out of the way! (more…)
Bill Richter is President of the Isilon Storage Division of EMC. He oversees all aspects of Isilon's business including worldwide sales and services, channel strategy, product development, marketing, strategic business and financial initiatives, IT and technical support. He is based at EMC’s offices in Seattle, Washington, United States.
Big Data is continuing to bring big challenges to CIOs and other IT professionals. At EMC Isilon, we have thousands of customers of various sizes, representing a wide spectrum of industries. However, when I speak with our customers, I’m often struck by the similarities in the challenges they are facing. (more…)
As many people know, I love attending Strata events. They’re always full of interesting and provocative topics for discussion and the exhibit hall has lots of new or updated products and product roadmaps.
I recently attended the Strata + Hadoop World event in New York City and picked up a plethora of highly interesting and valuable information.
I travel frequently to EMC’s global R&D locations to monitor innovation activities. One of the most common questions I receive is: Do you notice cultural differences in a particular region’s approach to innovation?
It is difficult to get an accurate feel for any culture unless you live there for an extended period of time. A more appropriate way of asking the question would be: What are your observations about innovation at EMC’s global locations?
I’ve thought about my observations in these areas and tried to come up with a word or two that describes what I’ve witnessed firsthand.
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