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October 08, 2013


Jason Blyth

Good thought-provoking blog as always, thanks Chuck. Only thing I would add (in my personal opinion) is that how organisations embrace the challenge of dealing with their legacy IT will also be a distinguishing factor.

Why? Well, all really big companies have this problem. Old IT applications can be really tough sometimes to either remove or transform. Year by year it seems easier to just defer the problem to next year. However over a 7 year period that's quite a drag chute on efficiency and cost. But it's more than just that. It's how it constrains agility and change. And over a longer term those factors will be critical to companies ability to compete.

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Chuck Hollis

  • Chuck Hollis
    Chief Strategist, VMware Storage and Availability Business Unit

    Chuck works for VMware, and is deeply embroiled in all things software-defined storage these days.

    Previously, he was with EMC for 18 years, most of them great.

    He enjoys speaking to customer and industry audiences about a variety of technology topics, and -- of course -- enjoys blogging.

    Chuck lives in Holliston, MA with his wife, three kids and four dogs when he's not traveling. In his spare time, Chuck is working on his second career as an aging rock musician.

    Warning: do not buy him a drink when there is a piano nearby.
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