The Art of War is attributed to the ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu and remains the most influential book in East Asian warfare and Western cultures.  This book explains Chinese military tactics, from strategy and weapons to rank, discipline, and training techniques. What is truly unique is that Sun Tzu wrote this book in the 5th century BC. During the Sengoku period (c. 1467–1568), the Japanese daimyō named Takeda Shingen (1521–1573) became almost invincible in all battles without relying on guns because he studied The Art of War. The book even gave him the inspiration for his famous battle standard “Fūrinkazan” (Wind, Forest, Fire, and Mountain), meaning fast as the wind, silent as a forest, ferocious as fire, and immovable as a mountain. Virtualization of data is the new art of war.  Virtualization is the ability to join data no matter where it resides without any technical expertise, and it makes your organization fast, ferocious, and movable.

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