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Embrace Emerging Storage Companies to Gain Competitive Advantage

Published: 21 March 2014

ID: G00262387

Analyst(s): Arun Chandrasekaran , Stanley Zaffos


Organizations that deploy new technologies into their environments faster than their competitors may gain business, operational and financial advantages relative to their peers. Separating real from perceived risks and monetizing the value of improved agility and staff productivity are important.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Separate Real From Perceived Risks
  • Company Viability
    • Best Case
    • Worst Case
  • Shorten the Planned Service Lives of Products From Emerging Storage Vendors
  • Product Concerns
  • Service/Support Capabilities
  • Ensure Spare or Replacement Parts Availability Following a Vendor's Cessation of Operations
  • Ability to Deliver Promised Enhancements

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