Recent Expeditions
Toigo Partners International is a boutique consultancy with a global reach. Here are highlights of recent projects we have undertaken for vendors and consumers of information technology products and services.
  • Enterprise Storage Vendor
  • Support Product Launch
  • Travel to product engineering center
  • Interview subject matter experts
  • Document technology capabilities and roadmap
  • Create whitepaper and video documentary
  • Promote full video and short segments in social media
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  • Data Management Start-Up
  • Evaluate Competitive Landscape
  • Interview client about product design, components, capabilities, strengths and opportunities for improvement
  • Develop list of potential competitors
  • Contact competitors and interview them regarding products
  • Research competitor organization financial condition and sales data
  • Review competitor product design and identify strengths and weaknesses
  • Provide SWOT document to client
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  • IT Consumer - Records Mgt Co
  • Evaluate Archive Storage Options
  • Evaluate requirements for archive service delivery
  • Review technology options and costs with client
  • Develop requirements document for soliciting vendor proposals
  • Coordinate RFP responses and interviews with vendors
  • Evaluate RFPs and recommend vendor(s)
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  • IT Consumer - Utility Company
  • Test Disaster Recovery Strategy
  • Travel to client data center
  • Review disaster recovery strategy
  • Develop test plan and timings
  • Observe test and document findings
  • Provide recommendations based on observed performance and other available options
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  • Software Company
  • Provide Training Workshop
  • Establish goals of training workshop and capabilities of target audience
  • Develop teaching objectives and outline for training
  • Edit workshop details per client feedback
  • Design training materials and submit in draft
  • Finalize training materials per client comments
  • Deliver workshop at client shop and video record all sessions
  • Edit video and provide recorded workshop materials for reuse by client
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  • IT Vendor
  • V-Blog and Live Tweet Conference
  • Define logistics and themes of conference with client
  • Coordinate interviewee list for video blogging
  • Schedule interviews, and sessions for live tweeting
  • Schedule interviews, and sessions for live tweeting
  • Record interviews and blog/Tweet events
  • Edit video interviews and submit for client approval
  • Publish video blogs on TPI blog sites and in social media
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  • Storage Media Manufacturer
  • Deliver Conference Keynote
  • Identify conference theme and audience description
  • Develop humorous and informative presentation
  • Obtain client feedback and comments on draft and implement
  • Create video/multimedia elements for presentation
  • Deliver presentation materials for final review and revise as needed
  • Deliver presentation at conference
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  • Government Agency
  • Specify Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Solution
  • Meet with integrator to understand client requirements
  • Perform research of HCI market, identify vendors and products
  • Evaluate HCI offerings in the market and select potential candidates for customer
  • Create criteria list for evaluating products and gather vendor guidance on POC testing
  • Provide written paper on options and prepare presentation for client
  • Conduct client presentation
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  • Cloud Service Provider Start-Up
  • Support New Line of Business Development
  • Interview client regarding mission, goals and objectives of new service
  • Gather information on competitors in market that client is entering
  • Identify shortcomings of current service options
  • Assist vendor in developing messaging
  • Assist vendor in developing proprietary methodology and ancillary service offerings
  • Assist vendor in developing sales and marketing materials for new service
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Boutique Consultancy, Global Reach

Data management includes data protection, data privacy, data preservation and data hosting. That is our wheelhouse.
Jon Toigo has written five books on Disaster Recovery Planning and has developed continuity programs for over 100 firms and governmental organizations.
Toigo Partners has worked with three national government organizations, numerous records management companies, archival cloud services and IT consumers to develop state of the art archives.
Toigo Partners has written a book on computer-aided adult education and founded the Data Management Institute to create free certification training programs for online use.
Jon Toigo is the author of three books on data storage and storage management. We have facilitated many vendors in designing products that meet real-world consumer needs and have helped educate consumers about storage options.
Toigo Partners works as a consumer ombudsman and vendor watchdog. We are not vendor hostile, and in fact enjoy evangelizing products and services that perform as advertised and deliver real business value to consumers.
Jon Toigo is a much sought after speaker who mixes humor and multimedia with extensive knowledge and reporting to create effective presentations for delivery live or via the net.
Jon Toigo, Managing Principal of Toigo Partners International, writes several columns for the trade press and blogs extensively at DrunkenData.com and on the blogs of the Data Management Institute.
Video and multimedia are integral to our work in social media and in training and speaking. Toigo Partners uses high definition recording equipment and lighting and state of the art editing workstations to create original videos for distribution on websites, in webinars and on stage.

Web Presence

Toigo Partners International operates on a network of web sites that include this home page, the Data Management Institute, and our video hosting site, Toigo Productions.
Our editorial and commentary spans from our own blog site, DrunkenData.com, and our own IT periodical, IT-SENSE.org, to commercial trade press publications such as TechTarget's SearchStorage and Storage Magazine, 1105 Media's Virtualization and Cloud Review and Redmond Magazine, and EnterpriseSystemMedia's Enterprise Executive and Enterprise Tech Journal.
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