DellWorld 2013: Reflections on the Keynote

I mentioned previously that the Dell keynote by Michael Dell was underwhelming, and I’ve been trying to work out why I felt that way. It’s because, once you strip away the boosterism and sloganeering about “disruption” and “World’s Largest Startup”, it didn’t really offer anything new. There were plenty of… Read More

Stop Talking About Costs

I was at the recent Melbourne launch of Pure Storage, and a single word permeated much of the conversation: cost. It was a central part of their pitch that day. Pure were spruiking their gear as being at cost-parity with spinning disk for “effective storage”, meaning after their special-sauce software… Read More