HDS: Measuring Up to Transformational Trends
All IT vendors feel the challenge of the powerful forces changing the IT industry. Multi-product vendors are acutely impacted by these changes as they have to decide how to reshape their product and service portfolios. Just as importantly, IT customers need to understand where these vendors are going.
Today I’ll consider Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) as a vendor that is known for its solid technology, but whose focus in specific areas, such as data-driven storage, impels its broader strategy. Recently, HDS held a meeting in Colorado Springs, Colorado for a selected group of industry analysts. This discussion takes advantage of the deep insight that HDS kindly presented on its vision, strategy, and future direction, although the selection of topics to discuss, their order and emphasis, and my take on what this all means are my responsibilty.
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NOTE: This column was originally published in the Pund-IT Review.