Case | HBS Case Collection | June 2003 (Revised October 2004)

StorageNetworks: Restarting a Public Company (A)

by Joseph B. Lassiter III and Todd H Thedinga

Abstract

Peter Bell, founder and CEO of StorageNetworks, faces the problem of "restarting" a public company by changing its business model from being a storage-services provider to being a storage software developer. The task seems challenging, but surely doable, with $200 million in available cash.

Keywords: Business Model; Diversification; Change Management; Cash; Entrepreneurship; Problems and Challenges; Corporate Finance; Information Technology Industry;

Citation:

Lassiter, Joseph B., III, and Todd H Thedinga. "StorageNetworks: Restarting a Public Company (A)." Harvard Business School Case 803-198, June 2003. (Revised October 2004.)