|leading the way to the new
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|Editor:- June 18, 2018 -
ACSL publisher of
StorageSearch.com today announced
it is offering its web property StorageSearch.com for sale.|
sale transition plan includes the critical date (December 25, 2018 an easy one
to remember) when all web
on the site will have ended and after which date the web site content will be
frozen until a new owner can take over the site for their own operation
expected to close in early CY 2019.
If you know the SSD and memoryfication markets then you'll know
StorageSearch.com which since its
launch in 1998 has
been "leading the way to the new storage frontier".
things StorageSearch.com was the first publication to recognize and promote
the tremendous disruptive growth potential of SSDs and the memoryfication of
computing architecture. Since the 1990s its readers have been accelerating the
growth of this industry and setting its direction and agenda.
Speculating about an ideal buyer for StorageSearch.com - one
possibility is it could be a vendor in the storage market (including past
content contributors and advertisers) who may wish to rebrand and leverage
the website's reader draw for use as an information resource or blogging
Other possibilities include organizations which have a strong
affinity to the market (such as publishers and market research companies).
Kerekes - founder and editor
mouse in chief said
about the impending sale...
"In my 40 years career in the
electronics industry the past 20 years at StorageSearch.com have been the
most rewarding and enjoyable. It's been a privilege to work closely with people
who have made it their life's work to make the computing industry better by
their genius, deep thought and thousands of incrementally hard fought for
resource investments and technology advancements. And I have been carried on
the shoulders of my wonderful readers who have inspired me and instilled their
Want to talk about buying an iconic website?
to learn more...
If you think you may be seriously interested then
communicate directly for confidential soundings by email -
Zsolt@StorageSearch.com - with the subject line - "sale of
StorageSearch.com". Your initial email must be from your company's domain
and must say who your are.
Re the communications verification and
filtering process - Zsolt Kerekes said - "I expect that selling a web site
- should be a simple thing to do - similar to selling ad space - which is
something I have always done directly without any 3rd parties getting in the
way. The difference being - this is not a time slice - or a salami slice of a
web page - but the whole thing. First I'll try to understand who your are and
what you're hoping to achieve. And we'll quickly see in a few emails if it
really make sense for both sides. If so we'll talk some more and narrow down the
here are some anticipated FAQs
Q - What
difference will this make to StorageSearch.com readers?
A - Readers may
notice little or no difference in content (apart from occasional notices about
this sales process) between now and upto December 25, 2018 as the management
will remain in place and the mice will be working hard towards a tidy
resolution. After December 25, 2018 - in the interests of trust and
transparency there will be prominent signposting on the web site to indicate
if there is any changed status of the site.
Q - What does the sale
of StorageSearch.com include?
A - It depends on who's buying it and for
what purpose. ACSL intends to be flexible in its response - with deliverables
ranging from rights to all content, branding, domain and closely linked
domains down to a domain only deal.
Q - What will happen to ACSL after
A - ACSL will exit the computer guides publishing market.
Q - What if no suitable sale can be agreed?
A - The sales
process is part of a transition to retirement plan by the owners of ACSL.
If no sale is agreed - then the site will be frozen with its legacy content
for a number of years as a record of the storage market from 1998 to 2018.
That's it for now. Any questions of your own? - just ask.
- sale agreed
Editor:- November 26, 2018 - ACSL, publisher
announces it has agreed to sell its publication StorageSearch.com (web site and
content) to Foremay a leading
company in the SSD market.
Earlier this year (in
June 2018) ACSL
announced that Zsolt
Kerekes who founded the publishing company in 1991 was planning to
retire in December 2018 and that StorageSearch.com was being
Zsolt Kerekes said - "My time at StorageSearch.com has
been the most interesting in my 40 years in the electronics market and my
readers played a big part in speeding up the adoption of SSDs. I'm delighted
that my past scribbles about the SSD market might still be regarded as having
some lasting value."
Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The new ownership is
expected to close before the end of the year.
|"Sorry to hear about
It was a real institution for the industry.
for your fantastic contribution
to an industry that is now mature and on
Zophar Sante, VP of WW Marketing and Sales - BiTMICRO
more comments on linkedin
|To be or not to be? |
or mouseless? - that is the question.
| If you trawl the archives of
Shakespeare's scribblings (even the fake plays and musicals) I'm pretty sure he
didn't have anything to say about the
role of mice as icons
on a data storage web site. Although he did have a lot to say about life,
changes, revolutions, dynasties and successions. |
So why the question?
- mice or mouseless on StorageSearch.com?
will stop updating StorageSearch.com on December 25, 2018. And I'll freeze
the site after that date - pending the formal closing of the sales process.
web property StorageSearch.com is for sale - and I'm looking for a new owner.
Mice or mouseless will be one of the
to be determined by the new owner in 2019 - whoever they may be. As part of
this plan I have also told advertisers that the web ad model (which has worked
so well since 1996) is now EOL. This means the site will be offered for sale
without any ties.
PS - if you know a storage company which might
want to buy this web site - please tell them to take another look.
- unlike the story -
Toshiba - and other
past SSD company
acquisitions - which were big stories I don't expect that the sale of this
little web site will get huge coverage in other media. And I'm not going to
make a song and dance about it.
But I will keep you posted about
significant developments - such as closing date for offers etc on these pages.
finally - thanks for the generous feedback I've had privately from past
contributors and readers via regular email. I'll treasure those.
also had some
which you can see shared via linkedin. Here are some extracts:-
- "I sincerely enjoyed your unique mix of humor and deep thoughts on the
past, present and the future of the storage market." - Bartosz Górecki
- "You and your input will be missed." - Woody Hutsell
- "Congrats on the move toward retirement! The site has been a value
that will be sorely missed and your contributions to it!!" - Scott Shadley
|Megabyte was looking at various
having been the same age as the
hard drive market for
some considerable time but looking more youthful than
you might expect
thanks to a secret wear
But he hasn't stopped writing yet. Just
when you thought the SSDmouse would fade away quietly he scribbled something
about - RATIOs - and the
value of comparing one thing you might not understand so well to the size of a
more familiar nother. Is "nother" even a real word? Compared to "controllernomics"
and "memoryfication" it is - according to the internet (in which we