Barb Goldworm is an independent analyst and consultant with over 25 years experience in the computer industry in systems and storage management, in various technical, marketing, industry analyst and senior management positions with IBM, StorageTek, Novell, Enterprise Management Associates and other successful startup ventures. She has been a frequent speaker at industry conferences worldwide for over 10 years and was the creator and track chair for the Networld+Interop track on Networked Storage. She has been a regular columnist and contributor for various trade publications including NetworkWorld, ComputerWorld and Storage Networking World Online, as well as being frequently quoted in the press. She also provides consulting to the institutional investment community, advising clients on business issues and trends occurring within the high tech industries. Goldworm can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.