Storage Anywhere and Everywhere

By Dale Vile

Gone are the days when one or two central systems could meet all of the organization’s IT needs. We now have more departmental applications, collaboration and sharing environments, and even cloud-based services in the mix, with access via desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones that can each store data in their own right. And to complicate things further, consumerization is putting more power into the hands of users to choose the equipment and facilities they use to get their job done. Against this background, are we in danger of losing control of our business information?

Dale is a co-founder of Freeform Dynamics, and today runs the company. As part of this, he oversees the organisation’s industry coverage and research agenda, which tracks technology trends and developments, along with IT-related buying behaviour among mainstream enterprises, SMBs and public sector organisations.