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Achieving Growth: New Accounts versus Up-selling to Existing Accounts
A recent survey of chief executive officers has found that growth is again the number one priority, overtaking cost-cutting as their previous top concern. Can

san versus nas  of over a dozen thousand customers worldwide could have a more profound effect. For example, it will have a notable affect on the top and bottom line of the very acquisitive Oracle of late, (or on any other similar vendor, for that matter). That is to say, satisfied customers tend to be more amenable to the many ways a vendor adds value to a customer in an effort to maintain a long-term relationship. Product enhancements, extensions, refresh, or upgrade services, and similar approaches used by IBM become

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san versus nas  the Heart of the SAN Permanent node-to-node data paths through a service area network (SAN) fabric are surprisingly inefficient. Some interswitch links (ISLs) become oversubscribed, while others are underused, and don’t allow you to maximize the function of your existing switch investments. Unclog your SAN’s data paths—and increase reliability and availability, as well as your return on investment. Read More

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