Ship's Log

Here is our internal blog. We also maintain an informational blog at, an on-line quarterly publication at, and six targeted blogs at our Data Management Institute web portal. To visit them, click on the links below.

One of the most useful insights we acquired from a Political Science course we took in our college days had to do with messaging.  The professor told us that the skepticism and cynicism of an audience might prevent a message from getting in through the "front door of reason."  When this happens, the man said, "we need to go through the back door of entertainment."  We took the point and have always taken the opportunity to speak at conferences as an opportunity to inform and entertain the audience, to great applause!

Fujifilm USA has asked us back seven times to their annual storage technology conference and they have posted videos of our presentations that you might enjoy.  Here are several links.

2016 - The Secret Life of Bits (Adobe Flash is required)

2015 - Hollywood Storage (Adobe Flash is required) 

2014 - The Risky Business of the Agile Data Center (Adobe Flash is required)

2013 - Back to the Future with the Linear Tape File System (LTFS) (Adobe Flash is required)

We have keynoted conferences with Quantum, IBM, CA Technologies, Sun Microsystems, TechTarget, and many other clients worldwide.  Our formula is always the same:  mash up pop culture, humor and technical content into an entertaining package that earns us high marks with audiences and high praise from conference organizers.

In addition to work with large firms at big events, we have also provided smaller format presentations within client booth areas at trade shows.  We provided such a service for StarWind Software at the Microsoft Ignite conference. 

2016 -Software-Defined Storage and Hyper-Converged Infrastructure in Five Minutes

We also delivered a keynote for an event with DataCore Software from the second stage of the Eiffel Tower in Paris in 2016. They had us back to Monaco the following year to address the bankers and royals of the Principality.

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