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filk

/filk/ [SF fandom, where a typo for "folk" was adopted as a new word] A popular or folk song with lyrics revised or completely new lyrics, intended for humorous effect when read, and/or to be sung late at night at SF conventions. There is a flourishing subgenre of these called "computer filks", written by hackers and often containing rather sophisticated technical humour. See double bucky for an example. Compare grilf, hing and newsfroup.
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Magic Quadrant for Storage Resource Management and SAN Management Software" by Valdis Filks and Robert E.
Predicts 2014: More Storage Capacity and Efficiency, Less Cost - Managing Infinite Data From Every Direction, John Monroe, Arun Chandrasekaran, Alan Dayley, Valdis Filks, Stanley Zaffos, Joseph Unsworth, Dave Russell, December 11, 2013.
How to Cope With a Worldwide Hard-Disk Shortage in 2012, Valdis Filks, Stanley Zaffos, December 6, 2011.
Valdis Filks, Research Director for Gartner, notes that storage management has become an increasingly complex and critical competency: "Organisations need to deal with soaring amounts of data on a tightening budget, while legal and corporate governance issues can complicate the processes and infrastructure.
lt;p>"The road to hell is paved with good intentions," Filks said.
The Commission wants to protect competition, but might end up doing the opposite by delaying the deal, according to Valdis Filks, research director at Gartner.
Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) minimizes the headaches associated with desktop upgrades, security patches and software provisioning," said Valdis Filks, research director for storage technologies and strategies, Gartner Research.
lt;p>Gartner analyst Valdis Filks suggested that despite the potential benefits, IT managers remain reluctant buyers of the technology because of high start-up costs.
1]) Gartner "Cool Vendors in Storage Technologies, 2012" by David Russell, Joseph Unsworth, John Monroe, Sheila Childs, Valdis Filks, Gene Ruth, Stanley Zaffos; April 30, 2012.
2] Gartner Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays by Valdis Filks, Joseph Unsworth, Arun Chandrasekaran, June 23, 2015.
Cox, Valdis Filks, and Santhosh Rao October 21, 2015.