Taneja Talks

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2006-09-19 Print this article Print

Taneja talks about remote offices Taneja, who runs a national storage consultancy that bears his name, said that "lets face it, remote offices, are a bane for IT people. Theres a definite loss of control and security, applications run slower on WANs, you have a lot of duplicate equipment, network bandwidth costs are outrageous, there is often shoddy or inconsistent data protection between different offices, and theres always extra personnel costs."
Taneja said that the entire country is moving to remote workplaces, making life tougher for IT managers and staff members.
He pointed out these facts, based on his firms own research:
  • 60 percent of all data is generated outside of headquarters
  • 75 percent of employees work outside a companys headquarters
  • U.S. business now has surpassed 2 million remote offices
  • globalization is adding to the pressure (languages, time zones, etc.)
  • the India-China factor: Many companies have overseas call centers, manufacturing plants, and sales offices
"The virtual worker is simply a reality," Taneja said, "and this situation will worsen over time." Consolidation and centralized, intelligent management is the best answer to solving these issues, Taneja said. "These remote-office issues are being solved by some great new technology ideas, including virtualization, tiered storage, better authentication and security, and centralized management," Taneja said. "Companies need to sort through all the new options they have now [through new products and methodologies] and map out a strategy that will serve them best. Theres a lot to learn, but it can be done." Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest news, reviews and analysis on enterprise and small business storage hardware and software.

Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on Salesforce.com and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and DevX.com and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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