Richard Buckle is the founder and CEO of Pyalla Technologies, LLC. He has enjoyed a long association with the Information Technology (IT) industry as a user, vendor, and more recently, as an industry commentator. Richard has over 25 years of experience with HP’s NonStop platform. Well known to the user communities of HP and IBM, Richard served as a Director of ITUG (2000-2006), as its Chairman (2004-2005), and as the Director of Marketing of the IBM user group, SHARE, (2007-2008). Richard provides industry commentary and opinions through his community blog and you can follow him at, as well as through his industry association and vendor blogs, web publications and eNewsletters. DataExpress Opinion Paper 2015