* Posts by DavidHolmesUK

2 posts • joined 11 Apr 2017

Court favours Nexsan over EMC in Unity trademark squabble


Disclosure: Dell EMC Employee with a 'personal' blog...

The question of personal and corporate blogs is tricky, but I think we have the right balance. Personal blogs, where the company affiliation (aka bias) is declared, allow us to share content and thoughts that otherwise would require a punitive amount of review and editing to comply with corporate standards. As an individual I'm allowed to make mistakes, to misspeak and sometimes to disagree or offer different perspectives to the company's stated strategy. But if I'm representing the company, I have to be absolutely on-point, and ensure that anything I say has been reviewed and approved which is time consuming and sometimes dilutes the message.

The last big corporation I worked for, personal blogging and communications were forbidden. I'm happy I work somewhere that provides me with an avenue to easily articulate my thinking without any need for burdensome oversight.

Obviously the opinion expressed above is my own and does not necessarily represent the view of my employer :-)


Gartner halves tech splash forecasts, blames the US dollar


Please fix the first paragraph!

I nearly had a heart attack when I read Gardner had been "forced to halve global tech spending projections for 2017." That would have been a $1.75Tn reduction! I was practically celebrating when I realised it was a mere $67Bn drop... I think if you insert 'growth' between spending and projections, that should do the job nicely :-)



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