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Overheard: Feature lust can be a bad thing



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
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chuck_hollis1.jpg Look, I fully understand being enamored with a new feature or a new technology. I have succumbed to that siren song more times than I can count.And we, as vendors, don’t make the situation any better, do we?

But I’ve learned — the hard way — that “outcome lust” is a far better thing than “feature lust”.

Chuck Hollis, Feature Lust By Storage People

And then the truth came out … they were severely under the gun to cut IT expenses (who isn’t?) and thought that thin (virtual) provisioning might be a great way to do it.

As IT battens down for rough seas, this is the kind of guy I’d want captaining our ship. I salute you, Chuck Hollis.

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