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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).


What Crimes Do Vendors Look for In Our Email?

August 25, 2014 - We’ve written before about how people’s storage privacy rights seem to go out the window whenever child pornography is mentioned, whether it’s on hard disks and USB drives, the cloud, or whatever. Now we’re finding it’s true of email too. (Stipulated: Child pornography is bad. Moving on.) John Henry Skillern, of Texas, was arrested earlier...... READ MORE


  • Thoughts from VMworld 2014

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    What a strange, weird and often times confusing week in San Francisco. As always, it’s great to be able to reconnect to such a broad community. But it definitely highlighted that our industry as at a crossroads in many dimensions.

    Before the show there was a massive earthquake outside of San Fran…READ MORE

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  • Summer Security Wrap-up

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    Fantasy Football drafts are about to take place, students are moving back to school, vacation travel is being wrapped up, and lots of financial, life, leisure and family information is being shared. That’s an environment that reeks of security risks and is probably making lots of hackers lick their …READ MORE

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  • Patching Server Core

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    I’ve been rebuilding my test lab after installing a SSD into the machine running it in place of the SATA drive.  Huge improvement in load speed of virtual machines – well worth the cost.

    I usually have a number of server core machines in the lab and use WSUS for patching.  One issue I’d n…READ MORE

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  • Goodbye CCleaner, Hello Wise Disk Cleaner?

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    One of the sites I scan regularly for fodder for this very blog is MajorGeeks.com (MG), a well-curated site of mostly free (some shareware) Windows tools and utilities. I’ve been a devoted and enthusiastic user of Piriform’s CCleaner for many years now, so I was more than curious to see a story at M…READ MORE

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  • Brocade sees SSDs changing storage landscape

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    Switch vendor Brocade is doubling down on its efforts to prepare for the emergence of solid state drives (SSDs) and flash in storage arrays.

    Brocade earlier this year instituted a Solid State Ready program for flash and hybrid array vendors to test their systems with Brocade’s Fibre Channel swi…READ MORE

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  • 5 Languages for the Next Years

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    As someone who is looking to start really breaking into the software engineering/programming field, this is a must read article.  Which, most don’t surprise me (web 2.0 movement and everything around me needing …READ MORE

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  • The Vatican speaks to mobile disruption, so does Clinique

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    If you want to know what the next few years will bring in mobile computing, Alan Murray was telling a roomful of Boston techies, why just look to the Vatican. Up on the screen was an image of St. Peter’s Square during the inauguration of Pope Benedict XVI in 2005, packed with people. Eight years la…READ MORE

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  • Don't blame the victim

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    Bruce Schneier said, “Blaming the victim is common in IT: users are to blame because they don’t patch their systems, choose lousy passwords, fall for phishing attacks, and so on.”

    So true, and something that I have come to (reluctantly) refrain from doing. Face it, people do things they shouldn’t…READ MORE

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  • ITKE Twitter security chat (September 18th)

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    What do you make of all these recent data breaches? What can companies do to prevent them? These are just some of the questions our security experts will answer in our first #ITKESecurity Twitter chat on September 18th at 1 PM (EST). Our A-list expert team includes:…READ MORE

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  • What Crimes Do Vendors Look for In Our Email?

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    We’ve written before about how people’s storage privacy rights seem to go out the window whenever child pornography is mentioned, whether it’s on hard disks and USB drives, the cloud, or whatever.

    Now we’re finding it’s true of email too.

    (Stipulated: Child pornography is bad. Moving on.)


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  • PASS Summit 2014 Speaker Idol Competition

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    If you watched my SQL PASS 1st Timers webcast last week (which you can see the recording of here) you saw that I announced that this year the PASS Summit will be hosting it’s first ever speaker idol competition.  The goal behind the Speaker Idol competition is to give speakers who are known in the…READ MORE

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  • ISO 29119: What you should know about software testing standards

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    ISO 29119 is a 5 part standard for software testing process and practice that was published in 2013. Standards are commonly used in other professions such as law and medicine to protect the consumers of these services. Medicine and law have existed for quite a while now and have had time to mature …READ MORE

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  • What is the Best Linux Certification Value?

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    A lot of people think getting certified in the use of a given piece of software is the key to an easier job hunt and higher earnings. Years ago, I knew a guy who went through a rigorous certification procedure for SAP ERP and almost immediately bumped his income from about $40,000/year into six-figu…READ MORE

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  • TechTarget's weekly roundup (8/18 - 8/25)

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    How will Google be able to combine IaaS and Paas? Tune into this week’s roundup to find out.

    1. Google fills the gap between Iaas and PaaS – Trevor Jones (SearchCloudComputing)

    Google wants to merge the worlds of IaaS and PaaS to create a single continuum of se…READ MORE

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  • Recovery from the brink of ignominy

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    It was the first day at work for the CIO in his new company and he was excited about the prospects; the enterprise was one of the early adopters of technology and the business was growing faster than the market. The CIO having gone through multiple rounds of interviews and battery of psychological t…READ MORE

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  • why Netapp for SAP HANA for dummies!


    SAP HANA has been taunting me for some time now. it’s like this mythical creature that i could never put my finger on, and whenever i used to attend a seminar, all information they used to through at us was mind boggling to me (you could guess that am not a SW guy).

    i work in a Tier 1 Internatio…READ MORE

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  • Xerox gets it: The power of good content marketing


    I’ve been writing a fair amount about content marketing and related concepts, like native advertising, lately. Content marketing is the publication of material designed to promote a brand, usually through a more oblique and subtle approach than that of traditional push advertising. The esse…READ MORE

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  • VMware finally patches ESXi 5.5 Update 1 NFS bug

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    VMware has issued a patch to fix a problem where ESXi 5.5 Update 1 randomly disconnects from NFS storage.

    The VMware NFS bug popped up in April, causing VMs to appear frozen and affecting connections to datastores from multiple storage vendors. With no official fix available, VMware pros warned …READ MORE

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  • VMworld 2010 preview video


    The editors at TechTarget have been hard at work organizing our schedule for VMworld 2010 in San Francisco, which is just around the corner.

    We put together a short video on what you can expect.  Enjoy!

    [brightcove]…READ MORE

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