Our focus was on visual communications and user acceptance. We wanted to go beyond the state-of-the-art for systems in the home environment. Our goal was to allow users to communicate from any room in the house and to talk to service staff via a TV set rather than a desktop PC.

What is important for two-way communications is frames per second ? ideally 24 when there is movement, the screen resolution of each picture, and speed to code.

ILM is about moving data across storage tiers as it changes value, but to do that you have to assign value and policies to data and that usually requires services capabilities. We'll see more acquisitions on the services front from EMC.

The current trend in storage generally is certainly leaning towards the latter, and I don't expect the emergence of grids to substantially affect this trend.