Who Are You? - 16 May 2000

Recently, Windows 2000 Magazine has begun to run a series of surveys about topics important to our readers. The surveys typically will appear first in the email newsletters, such as this one, then be posted to the Windows 2000 Magazine Web site for a general readership response. The surveys will help us understand who reads our magazine and newsletters, what they think about key topics, what technical issues they face, and what they want to see in future articles. The first survey appeared in Windows 2000 Pro UPDATE last Thursday; it addresses the impact of Windows 2000 Professional on the laptop market. The second survey addresses storage issues (see below), while the third will address the application service provider (ASP) market and appear in the Application Service Provider UPDATE this Wednesday.

In fact, the surveys are part of my purview under another hat that I wear—as Research Editor for Windows 2000 Magazine. Over time, we'll report the results of these surveys—in capsule form in the magazine, as part of a Research Update newsletter, and in a new Research section that we are launching on the Windows 2000 Magazine Web site. We hope you will find this information helpful in your daily work.

Click here to view the storage survey. We hope you'll take time to complete it. We want to know the needs of those who read this newsletter to serve them well. In addition to serving our readership, we want to know

  • How much storage you manage
  • Whether a Storage Area Network (SAN) is in your present/future
  • The kinds of storage software you currently use

Your responses will be kept completely confidential; you will only be contacted if you indicate that you want a summary of the survey results. The storage survey will also appear on the Windows 2000 Magazine Web site so that we can see how people who read this newsletter differ from those who visit the Web site. Your response to the survey will help us and is appreciated.

By the way, I think that servers came before disks. Till next time, when the survey says . . .

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