Geoff Stedman
Geoff Stedman is Senior Vice President of StorNext Solutions at Quantum. Geoff has a broad range of storage experience and has held a number of executive roles leading go-to-market strategy and execution. Geoff is responsible for expanding Quantum's leadership across current and new vertical markets.

Challengers Try Harder

I remember when Avis used to market themselves as “When you’re #2, you try harder.” That’s what popped into my head when I learned of our position as a Challenger in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant General-Purpose Disk Array report. A Challenger in Gartner’s vernacular is a vendor that “executes well enough to be a serious threat to vendors in the Leaders quadrant. They have strong products, as well as sufficient credible market position and resources to sustain continued growth. Financial viability is not an issue for vendors in the Challengers quadrant, but they lack the size and influence of vendors in the Leaders quadrant.” Check out these recent articles on the Gartner Magic Quadrant report: The Register and StorageNewsletter.com.

Top 5 Tips for Your 4K Transition

Video production is entering yet another major transition – the move to 4K. Much like the move to high definition (HD) several years ago, the new ultra-high definition (UHD) 4K-resolution formats have the potential to disrupt workflows, strain existing infrastructure and require costly unplanned upgrades. Those who remember how bumpy the change from SD to HD was are understandably nervous about what this looming 4K transition will bring. With lessons learned from the past, the industry is ready to make the change from HD to 4K. The technology has evolved, the tools have evolved and workflows have evolved. The challenge, however, is to make sense of all this change and put the right pieces together to enable a successful transition. The following five key tips will help you to make a smooth transition to full 4K production.

Will the Real “Solution” Please Stand Up?

Storage by itself is not a solution. Neither is a media management application. Nor is an editing application. By themselves, they are just products. But customers don’t want products, they want “solutions”. If you put these products together, you can give the customer what they want…a solution to their problem…provided they all work well together. That’s why we introduced the Quantum Advantage program. It is a program that enables our technology partners to work closely together with Quantum for the sole purpose of creating great solutions in the market. At Quantum, we have long worked closely with technology partners and today’s program launch takes our commitment and support to partners to a whole new level.

Police Body Cameras – Managing Data Storage for an Extra Set of Eyes

Recent very public incidents involving residents and police have sparked a conversation of the value of equipping police with on-body video surveillance—not for security monitoring, but to provide law enforcement and citizens with a single source of truth. Cambridge University recently completed a study of the police department in Rialto, California—a city of about 100,000—where they saw an 89% reduction in the number of complaints against officers in a year-long trial using body cameras. Without accurate video evidence taken at the point of an incident, it becomes almost impossible to know what really happened. And in the absence of visual proof, assumptions run wild and events can spiral out of control.