or are still an employee that can't find anything else to do for a living.
This company is **not** solid - please - they have internal turmoil the likes of which I've never seen in a $2B company.
Where are they gaining share? Starting from a base of 0% in open systems, etc. makes it easy to show growth - they know how to play with the numbers to show that type of data to the marketplace, I'll give them that.
STK is a sick and dying company. It does not have to be this way but it is. DO NOT BUY THIS STOCK! As a ex employee I can tell you that they are doing stupid stuff. But first let me say that STK paid me very well and I have good feelings about the technology and the employees. Its the management, they are driving this company into the ground and no one is doing anything about it. First off, they are the market leader in Automated tape libraries. You would think that they would be proud of it and make it their focus, but instead they are trying to be EMC. Management is obsessed with EMC to the point where it is killing the focus on what STK does best. For example, they now have 4 disk platforms that they have to support. Clariion, LSI, SUN and their SSA mainframe disk. How in the world can a storage company have 4 completely different disk platforms? Whey they tell you it is not going to matter because their are building a GUI to manage all of them, do not believe it. Stupid, stupid, stupid.
I was also there and concur that management is obsessed with selling disk. They keep reading the industry reports on the growth of disk and want a share of this. The problem is that they need a single disk direction, not disk du jur. But then again, they still haven't figured out marketing!