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Jerome Wendt

CEO and principal data protection analyst, DCIG, LLC.

Jerome Wendt currently serves as the CEO and Principal Data Protection Analyst of DCIG, LLC, which he founded in 2007. Mr. Wendt is an avid writer who has written thousands of articles that have appeared in multiple magazines, on-line publications, and websites. Mr. Wendt is recognized as one of the foremost technology analysts in the enterprise data storage and data protection industries. Mr. Wendt covers topics related to enterprise and cloud infrastructures to include all-flash and hybrid arrays, cloud computing, cloud storage, data protection, hyperconverged infrastructures, and software-defined storage (SDS).

Since founding DCIG, Mr. Wendt originated and developed the processes and methodologies that went into the creation of the DCIG Buyer’s Guides and TOP 5 reports. The first DCIG Buyer’s Guide was released in 2010 with millions of copies of the DCIG Buyer’s Guides and TOP 5 reports having been distributed worldwide. The Buyer’s Guides and TOP 5 reports have assisted decision makers in properly evaluating and classifying key enterprise data center technologies. The DCIG Buyer’s Guides and TOP 5 reports are widely recognized and used by information technology professionals who view them as the “go-to” source if looking to understand where a product best fits in their enterprise infrastructure.

Prior to founding DCIG, Mr. Wendt served as storage engineer working for First Data Corp. He also has written and contributed to leading publications to include ComputerWorld, Disaster Recovery Journal,, InfoStor, IT Central Station,, and Storage Magazine, among others. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems in 1995 from Washburn University (Topeka, KS) and a bachelor’s degree in Theology in 1990 from Ambassador University (now merged with Azusa Pacific University) in Pasadena, CA. More recently, Mr. Wendt was certified as an Amazon Cloud Solutions Architect. When away from work, he enjoys bowling, camping, fishing and playing Sudoku.

Lastest Posts By Jerome Wendt

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Microsoft 365 Data Protection Made Better with AI-infused Solutions

Microsoft 365 represents a software-as-a-service (SaaS) that often gets used by ransomware to enter organizations. This has prompted Microsoft to introduce security and backup services within Microsoft 365 to help organizations recover from these attacks. However, Microsoft only provides some backup and security services to protect Microsoft 365 against ransomware. This leaves openings for AI-infused solutions such as SpinOne to better protect Microsoft 365.

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An Age of Bifurcated AI Has Begun

Some providers stand better positioned to deliver on AI’s potential than others. Huawei strikes me as one of those providers in this role and it serves as an AI barometer. Specifically, Huawei largely does business outside of the US. As a result, it tends to view and approach AI differently than US-based providers. This may well result in the beginning of a bifurcated AI world.

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3 Eventful Days in Shenzhen – Part II in My China Travel Journal

My first day in Shenzhen focused on recovering from my roughly 30 hours of travel time and 13-hour time change. I woke up around 2:00 AM on Sunday morning to catch my 5:00 am flight out of Omaha to Dallas. From there I flew from DFW to Shanghai before my final flight to Shenzhen. I arrived at my hotel in Shenzhen about 11:50 PM on Monday night.

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3 Data Protections Solutions Where AI has Found a Home

Infusing artificial intelligence (AI) into data protection solutions has increasingly become the new benchmark by which organizations measure them. This trend reflects the demand from organizations for these solutions to both safeguard their data from cyber threats and gain new insights from their data. This had led at least three providers to already infuse AI into their respective data protection solutions.

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