Wow, where did the time go?
Seems like only yesterday, I was doing back-to-back blogs on Thin Provisioning with the Boys of Wikibon. But all of a sudden, here it is 32 days since my last blog post.
No, I didn't fall into a crevasse. And I wasn't censored by my management. And I didn't just give up - no such luck (sorry, HHSNBN).
Like my blogging cohorts Storagezilla and Len, I just got overloaded with other things, and blogging didn't make it onto my todo list for the past month or so. (Unlike Chuck, our job descriptions don't include "blog at least twice a day!").
So, I apologize for my absence. The time was well spent, including face-to-face meetings with key customers, prospects, industry analysts and yes, even my family over the Thanksgiving holidays. Got a complete physical and my first over-50 plumbing checkup(doc says I'll probably live, at least long enough to pay his bill). Even snuck in a vacation week in Olde Victorian Cape May, all dressed up for the holidays, where I took more than a few photos that I'm rather proud of.
Most importantly, I had the honor to participate in three separate customer advisory events, one of EMC's "secret weapons" for making sure our roadmaps and plans are aligned with our customers requirements and expectations. Hopefully I'll be able to share a little of our learning from those with you in the coming months (and if you're one of the customers who participated in those events, thanks again for investing your valuable time to provide us with your insights and feedback).
And of course, it's the end of the fiscal year, the end of the biggest quarter of the year, the time for getting budgets and headcounts aligned for the coming year, and the time we prepare materials, collateral and positioning for our Q1 sales kickoffs and announcements. Oh, and it's the holiday season to boot (thank goodness for Amazon.com this year!).
Lots going on.Thankfully, in my absence, my blogging peers have kept the misleading blogketing, chicken littles, and market share fiction writers in check (thanks, guys - I owe you a couple 's, to be sure ).
So, in the inimitable words of the Governator, I promise, I'll be back, and soon!