StorageMojo’s Global HQ will move to Las Vegas for a couple of days next month to visit NAB 2010. Since NAB is the same week as SNW in Orlando, I won’t be attending SNW for the first time in years.


StorageMojo’s focus is the future: emerging technologies, markets and products – that’s why I don’t often discuss, say, backup or tape silos. Those are mature markets that someone like Gartner is much better equipped to handle.

While SNW has its share of future-oriented companies – I talked to 3 stealth-mode firms at the last one – the large-file-workflows that dominate the digital visual media space represent the future of data storage. The people and companies attending NAB have the kinds of applications that will drive the technology for the next decade.

That’s where I want to be.

The StorageMojo take
For my first NAB show a few years ago, I got up early, drove 5 hours to Las Vegas, spent 7 hours at NAB, and then drove another 6 hours to San Diego to attend SNW. Knowing what I know now I would have spent more time at NAB. So that’s what I’m doing now.

Sorry I’m going to miss SNW, but when they are scheduled on top of each other a choice must be made.

Courteous comments welcome, of course. I’m looking forward to the completion of Hoover Dam Bypass, a spectacular bridge over Black Canyon that should knock 35 minutes of the drive to Las Vegas. It is due to open this year.