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Subscription Services are Strangling Enterprise IT

Subscriptions have moved up from meal kits and streaming services to all of technology. In just a few short years, enterprise IT has transitioned into a service-focused industry that makes a lion’s share of its revenue from subscription services. The subscription model instantly got a wild reception because now you can subscribe to anything you want. But on the flip side, now you will never own anything. The subscription economy has been on the rise for a while now and many would argue its merits, but speaking specifically of IT, this everything-as-a-service also has a darker side that is still largely undiscovered.

That is the premise of today’s discussion. In this On-Premise IT podcast, Stephen Foskett and our panel of delegates from the IT world, Andy Banta, Vuong Pham and Pete Robertson, take the subscription revolution, one of IT’s biggest business trends and distill it to reveal the less-exciting side of it.

On-Premises for Today’s Podcast:


Andy Banta

Vuong Pham

Pete Robertson


Stephen Foskett



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Stephen Foskett

Stephen Foskett is an active participant in the world of enterprise information technology, currently focusing on enterprise storage, server virtualization, networking, and cloud computing. He organizes the popular Tech Field Day event series for Gestalt IT and runs Foskett Services. A long-time voice in the storage industry, Stephen has authored numerous articles for industry publications, and is a popular presenter at industry events. He can be found online at,, and on Twitter at @SFoskett.

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