IDC Adds Additional Leadership to Its Storage Research Team

Bill North Will Head Up Storage Software Research



Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from IDC

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- IDC today added a seasoned
 industry veteran to its storage research team. Paul Mason, IDC's group vice
 president of Infrastructure Software research, announced Bill North has joined
 the software group as director of Storage Management Software research. He
 joins a large team of storage systems experts to enhance IDC's coverage of
 storage solutions.
     North has more than 20 years of storage-side experience. He comes to IDC
 from Adaptec, where he was director of Business Development. Prior to that, he
 was director of Storage Networking Programs, Strategic Initiatives Group, at
 VERITAS. There, he developed a road map for integration of VERITAS' products
 into a coherent storage area network (SAN) offering; established and managed
 strategic partnership programs for SAN, management, and infrastructure
 partners and systems vendors; and drove engineering and marketing
 participation in standards bodies and consortia.
     North also served as vice president of Business Development at Mylex
 Corporation and director of Advanced Products at Storage Dimensions -- two
 companies involved in various parts of the storage hardware business.
     Outside the office, North chairs the Education Committee for the Storage
 Networking Industry Association. He has been involved with this organization
 and its member companies since its inception.
     "Bill's innovation, strategic thinking, and strong leadership skills will
 be a tremendous value-add to IDC," Mason said. "Additionally, his knowledge of
 both systems and software aspects of storage will provide our customers with
 extreme intelligence about the future dynamics of this important market area.
 We look forward to having Bill on our team and sharing in our commitment to
 providing timely and insightful analysis to our customers."
     North carries a double degree in Electrical Engineering and Humanities and
 Engineering from MIT. He can be contacted at IDC at bnorth@idc.com.
     For more information on IDC's Storage Software program, contact Dawn
 Daggett at 1-800-343-4952, extension 4108, or at ddaggett@idc.com.
 
     About IDC
     IDC delivers dependable, high-impact insights and advice on the future of
 ebusiness, the Internet, and technology to help organizations make sound
 business decisions.  IDC forecasts worldwide markets and trends and analyzes
 business strategies, technologies, and vendors, using a combination of
 rigorous primary research and in-depth competitive analysis. IDC provides
 global research with local content through more than 700 analysts in 43
 countries worldwide. IDC's customers comprise the world's leading IT
 suppliers, IT organizations, ebusiness companies, and the financial community.
 Additional information can be found at http://www.idc.com.
     IDC is a division of IDG, the world's leading IT media, research and
 exposition company.
 
     All product and company names may be trademarks or registered trademarks
 of their respective holders.
 
 

SOURCE IDC
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- IDC today added a seasoned
 industry veteran to its storage research team. Paul Mason, IDC's group vice
 president of Infrastructure Software research, announced Bill North has joined
 the software group as director of Storage Management Software research. He
 joins a large team of storage systems experts to enhance IDC's coverage of
 storage solutions.
     North has more than 20 years of storage-side experience. He comes to IDC
 from Adaptec, where he was director of Business Development. Prior to that, he
 was director of Storage Networking Programs, Strategic Initiatives Group, at
 VERITAS. There, he developed a road map for integration of VERITAS' products
 into a coherent storage area network (SAN) offering; established and managed
 strategic partnership programs for SAN, management, and infrastructure
 partners and systems vendors; and drove engineering and marketing
 participation in standards bodies and consortia.
     North also served as vice president of Business Development at Mylex
 Corporation and director of Advanced Products at Storage Dimensions -- two
 companies involved in various parts of the storage hardware business.
     Outside the office, North chairs the Education Committee for the Storage
 Networking Industry Association. He has been involved with this organization
 and its member companies since its inception.
     "Bill's innovation, strategic thinking, and strong leadership skills will
 be a tremendous value-add to IDC," Mason said. "Additionally, his knowledge of
 both systems and software aspects of storage will provide our customers with
 extreme intelligence about the future dynamics of this important market area.
 We look forward to having Bill on our team and sharing in our commitment to
 providing timely and insightful analysis to our customers."
     North carries a double degree in Electrical Engineering and Humanities and
 Engineering from MIT. He can be contacted at IDC at bnorth@idc.com.
     For more information on IDC's Storage Software program, contact Dawn
 Daggett at 1-800-343-4952, extension 4108, or at ddaggett@idc.com.
 
     About IDC
     IDC delivers dependable, high-impact insights and advice on the future of
 ebusiness, the Internet, and technology to help organizations make sound
 business decisions.  IDC forecasts worldwide markets and trends and analyzes
 business strategies, technologies, and vendors, using a combination of
 rigorous primary research and in-depth competitive analysis. IDC provides
 global research with local content through more than 700 analysts in 43
 countries worldwide. IDC's customers comprise the world's leading IT
 suppliers, IT organizations, ebusiness companies, and the financial community.
 Additional information can be found at http://www.idc.com.
     IDC is a division of IDG, the world's leading IT media, research and
 exposition company.
 
     All product and company names may be trademarks or registered trademarks
 of their respective holders.
 
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