Category Archives: IT Trends and Innovation

Here comes some more product. Put out the bunting? Yes, I think so…..

Whoa hey! NetApp introduces another new FAS system. Read all about it! (well, two systems actually, see here). Put out the bunting and open the champagne. Depending on your starting position you might possibly be thrilled about the introduction of both the new entry-level FAS system, the 2500 and also the FAS 8080 EX, the… Read More »

What UK & European Startups can learn from Israel

This post was originally published on Forbes.com on 6th June 2014. How difficult is it to create a European startup in a technology discipline? How does it compare to the USA, the home of the startup?  What are the cultural differences that seem to put America—in particular the San Francisco Bay area—ahead of the game? Alan… Read More »

Storage Wars anyone?

I don’t watch much TV. Other stuff gets in the way. So I have been unaware of a series running on one of the digital channels, snappily titled Storage Wars. I am sure all you hip folk who are up with the zeitgeist know all about it, but me – no. So when I saw… Read More »

Some cultural parallels: NetApp & Israel

Given 5 minutes only to describe NetApp, our executives generally will talk around 3 key dimensions that encapsulate what differentiates the company: innovation, partnerships and culture. It is not a surprise that NetApp regularly features in the Great Place to Work surveys and I have written on that topic on a number of occasions before… Read More »

Should your CEO blog?

**** Update: watch the recording of the live debate (20th Feb 2014) on this topic with me and David Amerland up on the Forbes site – click here ****   There is an interesting article that appeared on Forbes Brand Voice last week (CEOs Who Blog) that looks at the role CEOs play in blogging. It focuses… Read More »