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Former EMC CIO Joins GlassHouse

Storage is increasingly becoming more of a business issue than a technical one for CIOs, according to Dave Ellard, who recently left his CIO post at EMC Corp. (NYSE: EMC)
to join storage consultant GlassHouse Technologies Inc. (NYSE: BSX) as senior vice president of corporate development (see Former EMC CIO Joins GlassHouse).

Although GlassHouse announced Ellards appointment today, he’s actually been on the job since March. He was EMC’s CIO for four years until last November, and CIO of Boston Scientific Corp.
for five years before that.

At GlassHouse, Ellard's going to be advising CIOs on the business issues involved in storage networking. He says that's an education that's sorely needed. And he elaborated when we caught up with him this week.

Byte and Switch: Why did you change jobs?

Ellard: I just had an interest in doing less of the traditional CIO gig after doing it for so many years. I'd had enough of being a CIO and worrying about Blackberries and email box sizes. I joined GlassHouse to help [CEO Mark Shirman] develop this business.

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