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).
A colleague posted a question in a Skype thread about convincing people they work with about the value of a project. They have some co-workers that are very into 6 Sigma type process, where each aspect of a company is measured and accounted for (or so they think). My colleague was asking for some ev…READ MORE
Microsoft is working to partner with everybody and be open to everything… as we know, Microsoft loves Linux, well, now it does.
In this regard then, this month we see cloud data management company Veritas Technologies announce new 360 data management capabilities for Veritas and Microsoft Azu…READ MORE
In just a few days, the door will shut—and your outstanding data storage product will be left standing out in the cold rather than in the running for a Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com Storage Products of the Year award!
If you rolled out a new or enhanced product in the past year, point your…READ MORE
This is part two of a two-part series. Read part one here.
Boy Scouts was more than simply a fun time. It was a learning experience that doesn’t get talked about much, mainly because of the funny socks and overly tight shorts. I went to my first campout in the piney woods of Texas. Mom wanted me …READ MORE
By Priyanka Ketkar and Kelly Stewart, Editors
Early adopters of Apple iOS 11 are unable to send Microsoft-provided email using the native Mail app.
Apple and Microsoft both issued statements yesterday, the official launch date of the new operating system, acknowledging the iOS 11 Mail app prob…READ MORE
Here’s a weird one that popped up for me recently. After a recent Win10 update, the color scheme on my production PC turned an odd shade of yellow. Odd enough, in fact, that I just didn’t like it. I found myself resetting colors for various Windows UI elements to get back to the normal defaults. The…READ MORE
At the Autotask Community Live 2017 conference this week, managed service providers got some words of advice from former president Bill Clinton.
Clinton, the 42nd president who was in office from 1993 to 2001, delivered a keynote address at the Autotask event, discussing topics ranging from his …READ MORE
HM Revenue & Customs’ (HMRC) new chief digital and information officer (CDIO), Jacky Wright, appears to be an excellent appointment.
She’s spent six years in senior roles at Microsoft, most recently at its Redmond head office near Seattle. Previously she was a CIO at BP for three years,…READ MORE
Social Media presence is becoming as important for an enterprise as the physical world. Any thread related to the organization on any of the social media platforms – good or bad – can’t be ignored. It needs to be addressed to in a timely manner. In fact, in an almost real-time environment. Paradigms…READ MORE
A graph database, also called a graph-oriented database, is a type of NoSQL database that uses graph theory to store, map and query relationships. Continued…
Quote of the Day
“Graph data modeling is an iterative process, and each attempt at devising a model and running some queries may trigge…READ MORE
Remember the guy who got put in jail for contempt for forgetting his hard disk drive encryption passwords? He’s still in there, and doesn’t have any prospects for getting out anytime soon.
Francis Rawls, a former sergeant in the 16th district of the Philadelphia Police Department, was accus…READ MORE
Barracuda makes physical and virtual backup and archive appliances and has embraced the cloud as a target, as well as cloud-to-cloud backup and archiving for services such as Office 365.
But it is now working on adapting cloud orchestration to enable customers to build their own cloud disaster re…READ MORE
Government agencies know they need to do a better job of using data-driven insights to offer better services — and their smartphone-connected constituencies won’t let them forget it.
“We’re all digitally empowered, so our expectations rise practically continuously — they never really stop risin…READ MORE
Are you coming to Microsoft Ignite? Come find me and Joey at the SQL Server / Data Platform / Animal Farm (Hadoop) booth all week.
Data image via FreeImages
How far along is your organization in its preparation for GDPR? Find out why your organization should speed up the process in this week’s roundup.
1. Importance of GDPR preparation highlighted by Equifax breach – Sonia Lelii (SearchDataBackup)
While doing preparati…READ MORE
As fears grow over government surveillance, the phrase “facial recognition” often triggers a bit of panic in the public, and some commentators are exploiting that fear to overstate any risks associated with Apple’s new Face ID security system.
One of the more common misunderstandings is around wh…READ MORE
GE’s software will run on Dell Technologies hardware from now on – but most enterprises don’t care much about big-name endorsements.
A Dell-GE deal last week made Dell the primary IT infrastructure supplier to GE for hardware and services, spanning servers, storage, backup, client products, per…READ MORE
The topic of diversity in the technology industry has been on many people’s minds of late – especially following various reports of sexual discrimination in the Silicon Valley tech scene and the infamous Google Memo.
With the media also focussed heavily on issues such as pay parity, it came a…READ MORE
This is a guest blogpost by Vera Loftis, UK managing director, Bluewolf
The availability of real time customer data and the increasing capability of companies to analyse and create actionable insights is revolutionising the way companies interact with their customers. It is also transforming how …READ MORE
AWS customers can add graphic acceleration to instances, but with little flexibility. To change that, the cloud provider has finally fulfilled a promise from early last year, with Elastic GPUs that fit enterprise needs.
Developers attach Elastic GPUs to Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances to bo…READ MORE