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So that’s where this whole thing’s at. You can go industry by industry, right? The way personal medicine will work in the future, where it’s gonna be, you take this smart pill, and you get much more prescriptive medicine than we do today, and much more purpose-fit. Of course, it will lead to a lower cost of medicine. The ability that, if you opt in, a retailer can know exactly where you are in a store and push deals to you.
I could go on and on and on. I mean, this is where the action’s going. If I were starting up something today, I’d say, go where the action’s going. Where’s the arrow being shot?
Cloud computing is a means to an end. The end is this ability, in real time, to process this massive amount of information. Companies are going to pay dearly for that. And the successful ones will use that much more advantageously.
That’s those three sources (of information). Today, a lot of it is still structured. But there’s much more data that’s very valuable in the company that’s unstructured. And of course these public sources swamp anything any company could possibly have. So it’s how do you combine all of that in real time to make a decision?
CRN: Do you feel you have the technology pieces you need for big data at EMC?
Tucci: The technology is here. Do we have all the pieces we need? We have a lot of them. For me to say we have all the pieces we need would be saying I’ve just done our last M&A, which I have not. And I could cut back on R&D.
But we have a vision. We have a plan. And we’re going to go execute on it.
CRN: One of the things it seems that EMC is missing is, EMC does a lot with the cloud, but it seems like there's so much cloud infrastructure out there that a big push is on to make it easier for people to get on the cloud through some type of gateway rather than having the on-premise storage. And we see this with big data. A lot of it is going onto the cloud and being processed within the cloud. Does EMC have any plans at all to start providing gateways to cloud storage rather than the actual storage itself, say like a Nirvanix type of technology?
Tucci: There’s a lot of things we’re looking at. But I don’t want to go into anything like that specifically, because there are competitors who would pay dearly to know what we’re thinking next. And I’m not telling.