Tech Talk: The storage economist

As businesses juggle return on investment and total cost of ownership, Hitachi Data Sytems (HDS) chief economist David Merrill explains why traditional data storage concepts need to be challenged and why IT departments need to shift from being cost centres to profit centres.

As organisations tackle decreasing budgets, the unknowns of big data and juggle return on investment (ROI) and total cost of ownership (TCO), Hitachi Data Sytems (HDS) chief economist David Merrill says traditional data storage concepts and economics need to be challenged and why  IT departments need to shift from being cost centres to profit centres.

Supratim Adhikari: David, let’s start with the issue of storage and how can companies get the most out of their existing infrastructure.

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