Every company looks for growth. But to grow, you need to sell something. Mark Weber, NetApp’s Senior Vice President, Americas Sales, gives his take on how the entire company needs to get involved. Everyone must understand that every person in the company is “in sales.”
Rob Stein, vice president of public sector at NetApp, joined FedScoop TV at FedTalks 2014 to discuss the state of federal IT. Rob is seeing the cloud, which comes as no surprise in every shape and size, and Data Center Consolidation in order to get cloud-ready, as the latest trends within government that are not going away any time soon.
The Washington area charity community is still dealing with the pullback in government spending, which has cut grants and pinched the resources of many businesses whose fortunes are tied to the federal budget. Nevertheless, many local companies have risen to the challenge. Vienna-based data storage company NetApp held its fifth annual St. Baldrick’s event this year, raising funds for cancer research. The Tyson’s office raised about $100,000; the company has raised $430,000 in total over the past five years.
Recently, at FedScoop’s FedTalks 2014, an event attended by top leaders in the tech and government IT communities, more than 1,200 people came together in Washington, D.C. to discuss how technology and people can change government and their communities. NetApp’s Vice Chairman Tom Mendoza was one of the speakers at the event. In his presentation, “Embrace Change or Die,” he spoke about the importance of change and how an organization’s culture is key to its ability to change and innovate.