January 28th, 2013 by dennis
The Super Bowl is consistently the most-watched event of the year. The ability of the NFL to collect, access, protect, and share all the data generated at the game will play a pivotal role in event operations for Super Bowl XLVII. While millions around the world follow the action on the field, the NFL will work behind the scenes with NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP)—the official data storage provider of the NFL and Super Bowl XLVII—to provide continuous availability of critical game-day data.
“We are excited to team with NetApp to enhance our technology platform at the Super Bowl and beyond to help deliver the best experience for our fans, our broadcast partners, and the media,” said Michelle McKenna, NFL senior vice president and chief information officer. “As we look to work with companies that are leaders in technology, we are pleased to integrate NetApp® products and solutions across the League.”
Super Bowl XLVII kicks off a multiyear relationship between NetApp and the NFL, making NetApp the Official Data Storage Provider of the NFL, the Super Bowl, and all 32 NFL teams.
November 16th, 2012 by dennis
NetApp was recently named the #3 best workplace in the world by the Great Place to Work® Institute and marks the second consecutive year that NetApp finished in the top 3 of this exclusive list. The company joins an elite group of 25 multinational companies that were recognized by their employees for their unique workplace cultures and commitment to employee excellence. NetApp believes inspired employees can do the extraordinary, which in turn produces great results for NetApp customers and partners.
“Getting recognized for a second consecutive year as one of the top 3 workplaces in the world is a tremendous accomplishment and further reinforces our commitment to creating a model company,” said Tom Georgens, president and chief executive officer, NetApp. “NetApp was founded 20 years ago on a culture of innovation that is focused on building a workplace that employees want to be a part of and inspiring a dedication to deliver the best possible customer and partner experience.”
To read the article in its entirety, click here.
And, to learn more about available NetApp jobs, go to: http://www.entelligence.com/careers/current-openings/
November 8th, 2012 by dennis
Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), has developed a new project data management solution with enhanced backup and recovery capabilities for Schlumberger’s Petrel* reservoir software. The solution will increase productivity and accelerate workflow analysis and decision making.
Faster time to production is the mantra for energy exploration and production companies globally,” said Ravi Chalaka, vice president, Solutions Marketing, Hitachi Data Systems. “Essential to meeting this goal is the speed with which today’s geoscientist can manage and analyze a large array of diverse, big datasets to find commercially viable hydrocarbon reserves. Hitachi Data Systems provides advanced information management solutions that enable end-to-end performance, scalability and reliable operation. These capabilities are required to accelerate workflow analysis and critical decision making for oil and gas exploration.”
To read the article in its entirety, click here. And to check out our Hitachi Data Systems openings, go to: http://www.entelligence.com/careers/current-openings/
September 20th, 2012 by dennis
We at Entelligence have been blessed with a great team of people who love what they do and who elate our clients and customers, both internally and externally. In an industry where more than half of the people are looking for greener pastures at any given time, we are surrounded by team members who want to be here and they show it every day by doing amazing work.
We decided that we would shine the spotlight on some of our team and learn a bit about them and why they love being a part of our mission to delight our clients.
Today, we’re talking with Reza Sarkhani, Project Manager, Global Solution Services.
So, Reza tell us a little about your background.
I have had the privilege of working on 3 different continents- Europe, Asia, and North America. I currently work with Hitachi Data Systems and their hardware and software.
Tell us about what your high customer satisfaction scores. How do you do it?
Well, I try to do my best and I get a lot of support from the people at Entelligence, my team and managers.
You’ve performed really well in this role. What would you say has contributed to your success?
To start with I feel like I am working for people I can count on. I also think that my varied background helps me be more aware in many ways of what is going on and seeing problems and fixing them before they become too big to handle.
How has Entelligence contributed to your success?
They let me do my work unencumbered. They just let you get on with what you need to do. They only offer advice if you REALLY need it. They don’t micromanage. And, maybe this is a generalization, but I’m pretty sure that NOBODY likes to be micromanaged. Why hire really competent people if you’re going to look over their shoulder all the time, right? Entelligence managers don’t do that, thankfully.
What do you like about Entelligence? Why do you stay?
I must say that I like the people at Entelligence, the work is varied, interesting and above all challenging. I treat every day as a personal lesson learned and feedback for the next day. That way I will tweak my performance to optimum level of the specific situation. Entelligence is one of those rare companies that offer the challenging work that I seek.
Interested in becoming an Entelligence Rock Star? Check out our job openings here.
September 13th, 2012 by dennis
Our partner, NetApp was recently ranked #51 out of 100 on Forbes magazine’s “World’s Most Innovative Companies” list for 2012. Innovation is at the heart of NetApp’s culture, and drives its employees’ commitment to delivering the best experience to its customers through every facet of how they do business with NetApp. It is this culture of innovation that enables customers to leverage IT for strategic and competitive advantages. Additionally, NetApp’s relationships with technology and go-to-market partners deliver a best-in-class innovation stack experience that helps customers go further, faster.
NetApp is the only storage vendor on the list for the second year in a row.
To read the article in its entirety, click here.
And, to check out our NetApp jobs, click here.
August 1st, 2012 by dennis
NetApp recently announced that it has been named one of the “Best Places to Work” in the greater Washington, D.C., area for 2012 by the Washington Business Journal. The company is being recognized for its ability to foster an enjoyable and meaningful work environment for its employees and drive customers’ success. NetApp ranked number seven on the list, and is the only large information technology company to make the rankings this year. This is the fourth consecutive year that NetApp has made the Washington Business Journal’s list.
To read the entire article, click here
And, to check out our available NetApp jobs, click here.
July 5th, 2012 by dennis
Citrix announced it has won the 2012 Microsoft Alliance Advanced Infrastructure Partner of the Year Award. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.
“It is gratifying to be recognized for the third year in a row as Microsoft’s Advanced Infrastructure Alliance Partner of the Year,” said Simon Hayes, vice president, global strategic alliances for Citrix. “We value our close relationship with Microsoft, and together we are leading the charge and outpacing the competition in desktop virtualization for the enterprise with solutions like XenDesktop, leveraging the power of Hyper-V and System Center. We are excited to continue our work with Microsoft in the coming year.”
To read the article in it’s entirety, click here.
And don’t forget to check out our Citrix jobs at http://www.entelligence.com/careers/
February 23rd, 2012 by dennis
Over the years, Entelligence has continually refined it’s processes and traninig to deliver a high level of customer service to its clients, end users, and stakeholders. One of the key ingredients of our customer service experience is the Senior Project Manager. This individual oversees the entire operation from beginning to end and juggles an always-changing slate of priorities, challenges, and expectations.
Today, we are talking with one of our top Senior Project Managers, John Gozberk.
Q. First of all, how do you ensure that the real goals and expectations of the key stakeholders of your project are met so that they are Very Satisfied with the experience?
A. Since most of the time I get involved after the sale, it’s imperative that I understand what was crafted, what was sold in the first place. Then, it’s critical that I conduct interviews with all of the stakeholders who are pertinent to the process, including the sponsor of the project for the end user. This allows me to clearly assess the situation and understand all of the expectations and roles I’m dealing with.
Q. How do you prevent scope creep?
A. I create a detailed project plan with input from everybody involved. I have meetings with the core team as often as necessary. On large, very complicated projects these meetings occur daily. These meetings also allow me to see what we’ve accomplished and what’s left to do. The idea is to avoid any misconceptions or mistakes at any level. Constant, open communication at all levels is critical to the process.
Q. How do you keep Team Members Engaged?
A. I have to be involved from Day 1 in every aspect of the process, and I have to be a part of the team with all that entails. I also need to understand what everyone on the team is doing, and how what they’re doing effects other parts of the process. I do daily updates and schedules, and we most often set up a War Room on the site so that the team can meet with our laptops and converse and discuss any issue(s) that may have cropped up.
I think it helps that I have previously sat in the seat of the ‘sponsor’, and I understand the issues he or she faces. Knowing that gives me even more clarity to get it right. I start the relationship out by stepping into my customer’s shoes to understand in every way what they hope to accomplish. My goal is to make them successful. I don’t need to be recognized.I want them to get all the benefits and accolades that come with completing a successful project.
Q. I understand that you have been instrumental in helping your Partner, Hitachi, generate significant revenues for some of their key new customers. What specific steps did you take to facilitate those deals?
A. I look at my customer in this way: What do they need? Not what do I want to sell them? How will what HItachi has to offer benefit the end user and fit into their organizational goals?
Most importantly, as a team member who has the respect of my peers, I have a chance to hear the conversations, listen to determine how I and my Partner can help, and then offer suggestions. I become a part of the solutions conversation and I help drive those solutions with my suggestions. That’s a little more work and a little more risk, but it is my best chance to benefit my customer.
Q. What 3 recommendations would you give to a new Project Manager for increasing their value to their Partner and/or end user?
A. I would recommend 3 things:
Situational Awareness-Be aware of everything going on around you
Listen- Listen to what is the real value that you’re bringing to your customers
Adapt- Be cognizant of the changes going on and be prepared to adapt quickly in order to deal with them effectively.
February 17th, 2012 by dennis
CRN Magazine has named EMC’s VNXe its storage product of the year for 2011. The VNXe is part of EMC’s series of storage devices aimed at smaller businesses and departments. It can hold 15K SAS storage and costs less than $10,000. CRN named its top 15 products for 2011 in its December issue.
EMC Chairman, President and CEO Joe Tucci believes that with products like VNXe, EMC can dominate the SMB storage market. In his mind this is just one product in a bigger plan to do just that. Tucci estimates the global data storage market to be around 50 billion dollars, with SMB accounting for at least 30% of that. EMC’s main competitors in the sub $10,000 storage market are HP, IBM, Dell, and NetApp.
To read the entire article about Mr. Tucci and his plans go to: http://www.crn.com/news/storage/229000760/tucci-emc-vnxe-is-an-smb-storage-game-changer.htm
And don’t forget to check out all of our EMC Jobs here.
February 9th, 2012 by dennis
We’d like to congratulate our strategic partner, NetApp, who were just named the #6 company on Fortune’s 2012 Best Places to Work list. They were also ranked #3 on the Great Place to Work Institutes list of the World’s Best Multinational Places to work in 2011.
Year after year, NetApp has been consistently recognized for their strong global culture and their passion and commitment to what they do every day. This kind of consistently great workplace is a vital part of dealing with the global explosion of data backup and recovery.
A great workplace allows engaged employees to do what they do best every day, with clear communication and without distractions, and NetApp does that over and over again for customers around the world.
We at Entelligence are honored to partner with NetApp to deliver seamless service time after time. We look forward to many more years of delivering more and more Very Satisfied customers.
Don’t forget to check out our available NetApp jobs .