Diogenes Analytical Labs Launches Storagegurublog.com

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New site offers cogent analysis, forums and consumer complaints

Diogenes Analytical Laboratories, quickly becoming recognized as the premier source of unbiased storage-product information, announced today the official launch of Storagegurublog.com. The site contains three key elements: opinion on current storage topics from a host of industry analysts, open-ended forums, and consumer complaints. The entire site offers free participation. To view the site, go to http://www.storagegurublog.com.

“End users are still struggling with compatibility and interoperability issues with heterogeneous storage environments” said Laurence Whittaker, former Chair of the Storage Networking Industry Association’s End User Council. “I’m pleased to see a consumer advocate like Diogenes step up with a constructive approach to help find solutions.”

“The most controversial part of this site is likely to be the consumer complaint section,” said Phil Goodwin, president of Diogenes. “This portion of the site will be closely monitored to assure appropriate usage. Our intent is to provide assistance to IT organizations that have reached the end of their rope with a vendor. Complaints will be verified, and anonymous vendor-bashing will not be tolerated. Although we cannot force a vendor to provide a specific solution, nor force a customer to accept one, we can alert IT buyers regarding which vendors are responsive to their customers and which are not. Users will be able to look up the complaint history of specific vendors.”

The blog portion of the site is designed to provide entertaining and insightful analysis on relevant storage topics. Blogs are provided by invited industry analysts, including Phil Goodwin and Jeff Wells from Diogenes, as well as Barb Goldworm of Perspective Group and John Kranz of MySentient.

The forums are open-ended threads that can be initiated by users to query other users regarding any storage topic. The forums are monitored to maintain a healthy, constructive dialog.

About Diogenes Analytical Laboratories

Diogenes Analytical Laboratories, Inc., based in Colorado, was founded to help IT buyers reduce the inherent risk and uncertainty associated with technology purchases. Diogenes provides objective research, strategy development, price negotiation assistance, and product and technology reviews free of vendor conflicts of interest. Guidance to clients is based on actual product experiences and hands-on tests. More information about the company can be obtained at http://www.diogeneslab.com.

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