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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).


Lawyers Dealing With Bitcoin E-Discovery

February 15, 2018 - We talked a couple of months ago about the best places to store bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies and their advantages and disadvantages. It turns out there’s another nuance: Cryptocurrencies and e-discovery. It makes sense. The whole point of cryptocurrency – at least, one of them – is to have anonymous currency that can’t be traced...... READ MORE


  • SheHacks hackathon at BU promotes female tech advancement

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    For 36 hours during the last weekend in January, more than 1,000 attended one of the largest women’s hackathons ever at SheHacks Boston.

    SheHacks Boston organizer Natalie Pienkowska said that the event was a way to counter the “ridiculous” amount of inequality that remains in the modern workplace…READ MORE

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  • Brexit fears and frustrations are mounting for UK tech sector leaders

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    You wouldn’t exactly classify the leaders of the UK tech sector as a bunch of liberal lefties. For all the stereotypes of bearded Shoreditch sandal-wearers that surround much of the nascent startup scene, if you polled the average UK tech conference for delegates’ political views, you would find…READ MORE

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  • Why doesn’t YouTube ban Logan Paul?

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    YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, speaking at Recode’s Code Media conference in California, has insisted its macabre problem child Logan Paul hasn’t done enough to be kicked off the platform.
    The company’s image has been run ragged by the maniacal vlogger since January’s media storm surrounding h…READ MORE

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  • Lawyers Dealing With Bitcoin E-Discovery

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    We talked a couple of months ago about the best places to store bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies and their advantages and disadvantages. It turns out there’s another nuance: Cryptocurrencies and e-discovery.

    It makes sense. The whole point of cryptocurrency – at least, one of them – is to…READ MORE

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  • PowerShell for loop

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    PowerShell has a number of looping mechanisms – do-while; do-until; foreach; while and for loops. In this post I’ll show you how to use the PowerShell for loop.

    A for loop iterates a predefined number 0f times. A basic for loop looks like this:
    for ($i=0; $i -lt 10; $i++) {


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  • Machine Learning, what is it and why should I care?

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    This is a guest blogpost by Luiz Aguiar, data scientist at GoCompare.

    We produce a massive amount of data every day.

    Not only that, our attitudes towards the data we produce are also changing. We’re becoming more comfortable sharing the data we produce with apps, businesses, and other entit…READ MORE

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  • Extending the shelf-life of enterprise mobile devices

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    With more businesses expecting enterprise-grade mobile devices to last longer than the average consumer smartphone replacement cycle, keeping those devices secure is a growing challenge.

    According to a survey by Zebra Technologies, 51% of businesses want their mobile computers to last more than f…READ MORE

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  • Three top tips to solve the collaboration conundrum


    Collaboration technology is increasingly popular, but many organisations have not thought through why and how collaboration should be at the heart of their business.

    Nicola Millard, head of customer insight and futures at BT, highlights the “collaboration conundrum” when such contradictions r…READ MORE

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  • New and established healthcare technology companies make big moves

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    I am floored by how many players made significant moves in recent weeks to become new healthcare technology companies or further anchor their existing position in the industry.

    Consider these ambitious announcements:

    Apple promoted that its updated Health app would allow people to get a broa…READ MORE

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  • APIs deployment on serverless frameworks catching on

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    In a stealthy way, serverless APIs have moved out of the “shiny new thing” phase to being enterprise software developers’ favorite way to bypass development overhead when delivering applications, APIs and microservice functions

    Rich Sharples, Red Hat senior product management director, said…READ MORE

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  • Digital transformation initiatives engulf businesses, partners

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    The enterprise struggle with digital transformation initiatives isn’t limited to the organizations seeking change. It’s the channel partners’ fight as well.

    Market research reports consistently depict digitalization as difficult to achieve. Recent evidence comes from a report released by Harvard …READ MORE

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  • Symantec's untrusted certificates: How many are still in use?

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    The fallout from Google’s decision last year to stop trusting Symantec certificates has been difficult to quantify, but one security researcher has provided clarity on how many untrusted certificates are still being used.

    Arkadiy Tetelman, senior application security engineer at Airbnb, posted re…READ MORE

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  • A Last Hurrah: It's Been a Good Run, But...

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    Dear Readers:

    It’s been my great pleasure and privilege to have worked on this blog since August 4, 2008. Over that period, I’ve posted 782 times here (including this post) for an average of 11.5 posts per month. Considering that my target was 12 posts per month, but that life (and vacations) hav…READ MORE

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  • Routes to AI goodness

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    It’s all too easy to conflate the kind of AI being hyped in the industry at the moment with the science fiction notion of machine sentience. We are still a long way from the latter, though, whether you see it as WALL-E or the Terminator.

    What’s mostly on offer today from IT vendors and servic…READ MORE

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  • Open source PowerShell not a straight swap for Windows PowerShell

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    PowerShell Core 6.0 — the open-source, cross-platform version of Windows PowerShell — does not have all the features that longtime PowerShell users may be looking for.

    Last month’s official release of PowerShell Core might lead some to believe the product supersedes Windows PowerShell, but that…READ MORE

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  • Tech is not just about coding, says Amicable CEO

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    GUEST BLOG: In this contributed blog post from CEO of Amicable and everywoman Innovator Award category finalist, Pip Wilson, explains to encourage girls into science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem) careers the industry should be clear that tech is not just about coding

    What do you love…READ MORE

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  • Cloud on the rise as hybrid cloud storage shows real maturity

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    This year’s storage news so far has provided a firm impression of the increasing prominence of the cloud, and in particular of attempts to harness the public cloud and private datacentre in hybrid operations.

    Now, recent IDC figures provide some evidence for a strong trends towards the cloud fo…READ MORE

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  • February 2018 Activity Contest

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    Football image via FreeImages
    It’s February – do you know what that means? It’s Super Bowl time! But there’s also something else…another activity contest. But first, let’s take a look at how the ITKE community did in last month’s contest.

    ToddN2000: 2,670 points
    Subhendu Sen: 2,590 poin…READ MORE

    Michael Tidmarsh61,025 pointsBadges:
  • Laws to guide the IT career growth of a virtualization admin

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    As disruptions to their job roles loom on the horizon, it’s essential for virtualization administrators to ensure that their skills remain modern, relevant and vital.

    The virtualization admin role is changing — especially with the advent of containers, hybrid cloud, multi-cloud and multi-hypervi…READ MORE

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  • EC2 features aim at network, performance improvements

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    AWS users have a green light to rev the full bandwidth potential of a particular instance.

    AWS removed its 5 Gbps limit and improved performance for network connections to and from Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances. One of several new EC2 features, this speeds up connections between EC2 insta…READ MORE

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