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Yottabytes: Storage and Disaster Recovery by Sharon Fisher

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A blog for users, storage solution providers -- including value-added resellers (VARs), systems integrators, managed service providers (MSPs) and consultants -- about data storage hardware and software products and services, backup/archiving products and services, disaster recovery, storage area networks (SANs) and network-attached storage (NAS).


Beware! USB Web Key In the Mail

July 13, 2017 - You’ve heard about phishing. Now we’ve got one with actual bait: a mailed USB card called a web key. As one techie describes it, “Here is the prototype for the next big wave of security breaches.” According to TJ Gamble, founder and CEO of ecommerce company jamerson.com, Blue Cross/Blue Shield is sending out letters that...... READ MORE


  • Generating revenue with IoT learning loops

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    Industrial investment in IoT is first and foremost about creating value. Whatever your specific scenarios may be, opportunities begin with the ability to know the state of your machines and the world around them at each moment in time. This data becomes fuel for predictive maintenance, yield optimiz…READ MORE

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  • IIoT Examples Relating To Real Life Experience and Industries

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    ATMs have cameras but how many have tracking and alert mechanism to notify a person spending time there without any withdrawal. Why we can’t create an alert mechanism for any dubious actions at ATMs and other sensitive locations with the help of these intelligent cameras? How about shop floors? Terr…READ MORE

    Jaideep Khanduja15,340 pointsBadges:
  • Azure Billing Can Be Misleading

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    One of our customers ran across some interesting data within their Azure bill. Specifically they were

    looking at the billing for their SQL DW, but this same issue can show up in the billing statement for other services as well.


    This customer has a single SQL DW setup with a servi…READ MORE

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  • Robocop splashed across Downtime

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    An office building in Washington DC has lost its Knightscope K5 security robot after it obliviously face planted into the premises’ water fountain centrepiece.

    It’s the most ambitious television soap storyline the K5 has recreated yet, following previous efforts such as accidentally runnin…READ MORE

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  • Broadcom-Brocade deal delayed, with ‘no assurances’

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    The $5.9 billion Broadcom-Brocade acquisition has been delayed 30 days, which may turn into a 75-day delay. That’s if the deal happens at all.

    SAN switching vendor Brocade Tuesday evening said the companies have re-filed for a 30-day review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United Sta…READ MORE

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  • Goldilocks and API granularity

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    Microservices, containers, and APIs, oh my. They are the holy trinity that anoints cloud and mobile computing with unfathomable power and limitless scalability. APIs are the glue that hold the others together and make possible a universe of interactions with services, applications, analytics, and da…READ MORE

    Joel Shore2,670 pointsBadges:
  • Postman offers free (small-project) API developer tools

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    Not exactly labelled as open source, but free nonetheless… API specialist Postman is offering its Postman 5.0 version with many of its paid Pro-version features now free for limited-quantity access. 
    The free Postman 5.0 is available as a Mac, Windows and Linux native app, as well as a Chrome…READ MORE

    Adrian Bridgwater11,710 pointsBadges:
  • Security, stateful app features mark enterprise-friendly Kubernetes release

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    Kubernetes 1.7 is here just in time for the Fourth of July weekend, adding some fireworks of its own with new security features and broader support for stateful apps that are sure to appeal to the coveted enterprise market.

    On the security front, a network policy API promoted from beta to stable …READ MORE

    Beth Pariseau11,770 pointsBadges:
  • Periodic Win10 Disk Cleanup Checklist

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    Over the years, I’ve developed a drill to keep the trash on my Windows disks under control. For Windows 10, that involves an interesting mix of tools and utilities to get rid of unwanted and unneeded files. Forgive me in advance for dragging in lots of stuff. That said, a genuine periodic Win10 disk…READ MORE

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  • Conway's Game of Life As a Kata

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    In a previous article I wrote about Katas and how understanding them can help make programmers stronger. Most Katas are relatively simple: they are usually used for small tasks, like to score a card for a bowling game or to convert roman numerals into numbers. Few of them have a real display, a real…READ MORE

    Matt Heusser3,680 pointsBadges:
  • The importance of developing Virtual Reality applications

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    In some respects, Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) applications have been around for a couple of decades. But these never really went mainstream because of the cost and limits of existing technology. However, this is starting to change with the recent release of new VR headsets and AR…READ MORE

    George Lawton20 pointsBadges:
  • Former Citrix CEO defends company against VMware

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    Sanjay Poonen, VMware’s chief operating officer, actively promotes his company on Twitter — sometimes at the expense of competitors.

    In the past few weeks, Poonen tweeted a news story about BlackBerry’s declining software revenue, citing it as evidence of VMware’s growth in the enterprise mobili…READ MORE

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  • Confidently measuring DevOps success

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    Over the past few weeks, I’ve had the great privilege to partner on a series of roadshows with Gene Kim (@realgenekim) author of “The Phoenix Project”, “The DevOps Handbook” and the annual “State of DevOps Report”. The events are called “Culture, Containers and accelerating DevOps, the path to Di…READ MORE

    Brian Gracely6,640 pointsBadges:
  • TechTarget's weekly roundup (7/10 - 7/17)

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    CEO image via FreeImages
    Are you surprised by Citrix’s latest CEO change? Find out why the move was made in this week’s roundup.

    1. Tatarinov out as Citrix CEO in surprise shake-up – Ramin Edmond (SearchVirtualDesktop)

    Citrix has named its fourth CEO in less than two years, appointing its C…READ MORE

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  • Change a computer’s description

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    The Win32_OperatingSystem class exposes the machines Description. This is how you can easily change a computer’s description.
    PS> Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_OperatingSystem | select Description


    PS> Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_OperatingSystem | Set-C…READ MORE

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  • Public health implications of infosec are 'complex,' researchers say

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    In the wake of the recent WannaCry and Petya attacks that have hit healthcare organizations worldwide, a group of Boston researchers is urging the industry to consider the public health implications of cybercrime.

    The researchers — two physicians and an information security professional — outli…READ MORE

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  • keiretsu


    Keiretsu is a business network composed of manufacturers, supply chain partners, distributors and financiers who remain financially independent but work closely together to ensure each other’s success. Continued…

    Quote of the Day
    “Companies with standout supply chains take an end-to-end view…READ MORE

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  • Microsoft Inspire: Four takeaways from the company's partner meetup

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    Microsoft Inspire, the company’s renamed annual partner conference, concluded this week in Washington, D.C. Here are several things I learned over the course of three days:

    The Microsoft cloud partner base keeps growing

    Microsoft says it has some 64,000 cloud partners at the moment and is ad…READ MORE

    John Moore2,610 pointsBadges:
  • Fake News - The Movie

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    A video of yesterdays ISOC England round table on Fake News is now available on-line. It is unedited and therefore begins, as do most webcast events, with some embarrassing technical problems but stay with it. It was a good disucssion, ably stirred by Maria Farrell with points emerging that I have n…READ MORE

    Philip Virgo3,830 pointsBadges:
  • The Role of the CDO: gatekeeper or innovator?

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    This is a guest blogpost by Yasmeen Ahmad, director of Think Big Analytics, Teradata.

    In recent years, the hype of big data has fuelled board and executive level awareness of the value to be gained from data driven opportunities, a big step from when data did not even appear on the corporate agen…READ MORE

    Brian McKenna3,180 pointsBadges:

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