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Jamie brings over 20 years of experience in both traditional and digital marketing and has worked for companies like Direct to Retail Advertising, The Robb Report Magazine and Monster.com. She joined Dell EMC over four years ago to manage the Advanced Software Division’s social media strategy, and since then has taken on the challenge of managing the social media strategy for Dell EMC's Core Technologies Division. Her newest role will be managing Digital Campaigns for the Dell EMC Data Protection Division as well as leading strategy for Social Media in both the Data Protection and Storage Divisions. Jamie is also a Beachbody Coach helping to inspire others to live a healthier and more active lifestyle. When she is not Tweeting on behalf of Dell EMC or working out to Beachbody, you can find her at a live music venue watching her favorite artist or planning her next theme party. Follow her on Twitter @MnkyGrl47 or @CoachFab40

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Why There’s More to Flash than Speed and Performance

Shane Moore

Director, Product Marketing, Core Technologies APJ
I have been in the IT industry for close to 20 years and started my career as an Officer in the Australian Air Force. For my first posting, I had a choice to either manage a national network of servers or run a warehouse (the physical kind). Thankfully, I chose the former and subsequently managed infrastructure in a number of public and private organizations. Later, I started selling and then marketing IT solutions for Computer Associates and now EMC. I have a passion for technology and I am excited by the way it continues to transform our lives. In my current role, I work across Asia promoting EMC’s data protection solutions, spending time with analysts and writing articles for traditional and social media. In my spare time, I provide IT support for my family and enjoy the outdoors. For the record, Top Gun is my favorite movie of all time!

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Flash storage is rapidly becoming a mainstream technology. So much so that Gartner analysts predict one in four data centers will move all of their primary data over to flash within the next five years. No spinning disks.

When we think of flash our minds jump quickly to speed and performance. These have been considered the primary benefits of replacing disk-based storage with flash ever since it first hit the market. It’s essential for customer-facing and time-sensitive applications that simply have to be always available and super responsive.

But it’s time to shift the conversation beyond performance because flash has so much more to offer. This includes a range of built-in data services like deduplication, encryption, replication and thin provisioning. Beyond the growing appetite for raw speed, it’s these services that will change the cost equation and deliver the agile data center your business needs to meet rapidly evolving customer expectations.

Rethinking Storage Costs
The cost of flash storage is falling when compared to the same volume of spinning disk. That’s because all-flash arrays can store six-times more data than traditional storage systems, which IDC analysts estimate will reduce your costs by up to 80 per cent over three years. Smart technologies like compression and deduplication mean you can store data more effectively and efficiently than ever before. Your cost per gigabyte drops dramatically as a result because you can store so much data on the same device. (more…)

Why Your Business Needs an Agile Data Center to Thrive in This Age of Digital Disruption

Shane Moore

Director, Product Marketing, Core Technologies APJ
I have been in the IT industry for close to 20 years and started my career as an Officer in the Australian Air Force. For my first posting, I had a choice to either manage a national network of servers or run a warehouse (the physical kind). Thankfully, I chose the former and subsequently managed infrastructure in a number of public and private organizations. Later, I started selling and then marketing IT solutions for Computer Associates and now EMC. I have a passion for technology and I am excited by the way it continues to transform our lives. In my current role, I work across Asia promoting EMC’s data protection solutions, spending time with analysts and writing articles for traditional and social media. In my spare time, I provide IT support for my family and enjoy the outdoors. For the record, Top Gun is my favorite movie of all time!

Virtual 3Standing still has never been a good business strategy. The pages of corporate history are littered with large enterprises that decided against embracing change and paid a heavy price. Eastman Kodak ignored the shift to digital photography and drifted into obscurity, Borders failed to launch an e-reader and ended up declaring bankruptcy, and Sony lost its dominant market position after continuing to focus on hardware while rivals switched their attentions to software.

The danger of complacency is a business story that’s been retold through the decades but advances in technology are disrupting established industries more rapidly than ever before. The average lifespan of a Fortune 500 company halves every 30 years – only 13% of companies that made this auspicious list back in 1955 are still doing business today.

The Power of Disruption
This disruption is best seen in the rapid growth of digital businesses like Google and Facebook, which have become corporate giants in just a few short years. More recently still, start-ups like Airbnb and Uber are redefining how people connect and building businesses worth tens of billions of dollars on next-generation mobile applications.

These applications are forcing large enterprises to re-imagine how they interact with customers. Consumers used to compare the customer experience delivered by an airline, bank or telco with the service or offer from other similar companies. Now they judge every interaction with a brand against the best service levels they’ve experienced regardless of industry. Rapid development and iteration of best-in-class applications is the single best way to get ahead of the chasing pack. Consumers expect rapid, consistent responses and punish those that fail to provide them. (more…)

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