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Well-known and Respected Analyst, Dave Raffo, Joins DCIG, LLC.

Omaha, NE. – (March 7, 2024) – DCIG, LLC, a leading independent technology analyst firm, is pleased to announce that Dave Raffo, a well-known and respected analyst in the world of enterprise and cloud data protection and storage, has joined DCIG as a Consulting Analyst.

draffo headshotDave has been a technology analyst and journalist for 30 years. He covered cloud storage, storage-as-a-service and integrated infrastructure as a senior analyst at Evaluator Group and Futurum Group before joining DCIG. He previously spent more than 25 years as a tech journalist, including 18 years coverage enterprise storage and data protection.

Dave worked for 13 years at TechTarget as Editorial Director and Executive News Editor for storage, data protection and converged infrastructure. During that time, he led TechTarget’s storage coverage. In 2020, Dave won an American Society of Business Professional Editors (ASBPE) national award for column writing.

His previous jobs covering technology include news editor at Byte and Switch, managing editor of EdTech Magazine, and features and new products editor at Windows Magazine. Before turning to technology, he was an editor and sports reporter for United Press International in New York for 12 years. A New Jersey native, Dave currently lives in northern Virginia.

One of Dave’s immediate priorities in his new role is helping DCIG increase the frequency of TOP 5 reports. DCIG continues to receive numerous requests to create TOP 5 reports focused on artificial intelligence, cyber security, and cloud technologies. Additionally, DCIG has seen new demands for TOP 5 reports on the TOP 5 alternatives to VMware vSphere, VMware vSAN, and NetBackup. Dave plans to come alongside DCIG’s current analysts to help in the creation of these TOP 5 reports.

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About DCIG: The Data Center Intelligence Group (DCIG) empowers the IT industry with actionable analysis. DCIG analysts provide informed third-party analysis of various cloud, data protection, and data storage technologies. DCIG’s audiences include C-level executives, IT managers, IT professionals, magazine editors, bloggers, analysts, and providers within the IT and cloud service industry.


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