Service Excellence

VNX – Information at Your Fingertips

Alan Walsh By Alan Walsh Vice President, Global Support Center May 4, 2013

Wow – it’s May already, and how time flies! The VNX business continues to grow and opportunities to support that growth continue to evolve – it’s a really exciting time. I want to give you a quick preview of some areas we’ve been working on.

Throughout my time in Customer Services, I have spent a lot of time discussing with a wide range of customers the problems they face and the opportunities we have to address them. A common theme that has shone through is the importance of providing up-to-date technical information, allowing our customers to make the best decisions to support their respective businesses. Our customers have also let us know that they want to interact with EMC in a self-service way, now more than ever.

We have been working hard to meet that expectation and there are a number of areas that I feel are important and timely to share. With VNX specifically, we have the “Uptime Bulletin” which is produced by the Unified Storage Division (USD) Engineering team and contains technical content on areas such as target code revisions, current enhancements and information on new features. The current version of the bulletin is also available on the Online Support site (search for VNX Uptime Bulletin) for 24×7 viewing. Feedback on the information has been extremely positive and more is welcome!

We have also introduced a renewed focus in 2013 to ensure USD customers (VNX, VNXe, CLARiiON, and Celerra users) can access even more online content than they have in the past. Leveraging the EMC Community Network (ECN), Twitter, and our robust Knowledgebase within Online Support, we have increased the public availability of important technical information – content that will help our customers self-solve the most common issues seen by our Technical Support Engineers. Follow @EMCsupport on Twitter to make sure you have access to the most up-to-date information.

Our customers have responded well to these efforts. The volume of traffic to this content on the EMC Community Network has increased exponentially during the first quarter of this year – and the good news is we are not done yet! Throughout the remainder of 2013 we will continue to expand the volume of online content publically available across the Customer Services portfolio so that you – our customers – can continue to make the most of your EMC service experience.

Alan Walsh

About Alan Walsh

Vice President, Global Support Center

Alan has been with EMC (now Dell EMC) since 1995, primarily in Services. Those years give him a unique perspective on the Dell EMC Services portfolio as well as global customers. Alan spent much of his career interacting directly with executive customers in all situations and geographies, and is currently responsible globally for Global Support Center.

Prior to this, Alan had global business leadership roles responsible for Remote Delivery for the EMC Data Protection and Availability portfolio, Unified Storage Division (1000+ team), and proactive customer engagement related to EMC’s Elite Program and Account Management Services. In these roles Alan also worked directly with both EMC and customer executives as needed on business problems and growing customer relationships.

Alan honed his technical, leadership and change management skills within EMC’s Support and Manufacturing organizations, and has applied his deep experience of EMC’s technology to grow the skill sets of both internal and partner service teams.

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