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It’s that time of the year again when the new crew that have been selected to represent the EMC Elect are announced. Please find the definitive list here.

I was delighted to be asked to be part of the judging committee this year. An experience I will cherish. There was plenty of debate between judges in the run up to Christmas and in January. The criteria was very tough indeed and some folk lost out this year that did  surprise me. I can honestly say that all the members selected will be great for the EMC community at large and will turn up as great active contributors.

Slack was the tool we used to collaborate and it worked fantastically well. Great idea Mark Browne and Tommy Drogden!

For the disappointed nominees not selected this year, please do not be disheartened as a badge is not the measure of the person so keep interacting, keep sharing knowledge, keep informing EMC from the front lines what is not working and what is working.

As a judge I was automatically elected to the 2016 EMC Elect. Thanks to the folk who nominated me (anyway) I plan to make a difference this year and bring my A game. It will be a year of change and certain element of politics I am sure too as the merge with Dell concludes but the Elect will continue to connect people to technology and connecting people with a great community despite any distractions the merger brings 🙂



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EMC Partner Awards


Yes this is a work related post on a personal blog but temper the tut tuts knowing it is coming from a place of thanks rather than seeking to sell. EMC Partner awards night last Thursday in the Dylan hotel Dublin was a great night and very enjoyable. From the title of the post you can gather that I am glad to inform that Asystec (where I work 😉 ) picked up the most prestigious award of the night, EMC Partner of the year 2015.

All the team are very proud of the achievement because all the hard work paid off! It was a mutually successful year for both EMC and Asystec as a result of our partnership developing opportunities and delivering successful solutions as a team rather than two distinct entities.

The purpose of the post is to say a quick note of thanks to the EMC technical team in Ireland who were not there on the night for me to say it in person. The EMC Customer Engineers, Implementation Engineers, Solution Architects and System Engineers are an awesome team (no point naming names here, they know who they are!) when they work in tandem addressing the common goal of delivering successful solutions for the customer. Our success last year would not have been possible without these folk. I’m just glad we as a team (Aystec and EMC) were interchangeable from a Sales or Technical perspective without any decrease in quality/standards or customer communication as a result.

Now the challenge is to make the next year even better for all concerned!

Usual disclaimer folks

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Hello World

Well I’ve finally decided to take the plunge into the world of blogging! I have done some serious procrastination on this front but with some coaxing (more on that later today) I have decided now is as good a time as any to give back.

Those that know me would acknowledge that I am quite active on twitter and linkedin sharing other bloggers and vendors content as well as positively interacting on discussions but this site will be my musings from my own day job and technology passions which the IT Community at large can hopefully benefit from. This site may not be for everyone but if only a handful get use out it then it will be worthwhile!

For those that don’t know me you can read about me here.

I am a definite rookie at blogging so please feel free to provide feedback you think will benefit me. I better figure out what to post now…

Like most personal technology blogs my views are my own and not that of my employer, see disclaimer.

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