As I am lazy by nature, one of my goals with this blog is to work less! Now before everybody reacts (or my performance review goes down if Joe is reading) let me define “lazy.” By “lazy,” I really mean “efficient” but lazy sounds more provocative and less technical.

I am one of those people that likes to know the quickest way to drive to a location for any condition or variable. I constantly try to maximize my effectiveness. When I travel, I try to meet with customers, or partners, or media folks starting with breakfast all the way through dinner – use every available slot to get the message out.

One thing that I want to achieve by writing this blog (btw - I do write 100% of it) is to interact directly with more customers, partners, media, analysts, and even EMC employees. If I can interact with more of you directly and my penalty is fewer red-eyes on United then so be it - I will tough it out even if it means that I have to give up those stale mini-pretzels. Results are my goal - effort is great but results count.

I have added an EMAIL link to the Blog. I would like to hear from you; especially from our customers. I would like to get your feedback, understand you pain points (those are “IT” pain points please – you will need to find other sites for your other pain points), and even topic ideas that you would like me to discuss. If you don’t understand something about EMC, ask me. I do hope it would be about technology or ideas or strategy though as I am not likely the best authority on replacing memory boards or disk drives on your array. My desire with this Blog is to be able to interact (with impact) with as many of you as possible. While nothing is better than first-hand interaction – I hope we can use technology to interact more effectively.

I do have a couple of asks:

Please identify yourself. I will not read anonymous or unknown EMAILs. You know who I am; it is only fair I know who you are. I will try to cover as much as I can but I am not sure what to expect.

To insure your openness, I will not publish any comments or questions if you mark it “private” in the subject line. Otherwise – I may use it in the Blog.



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