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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).


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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

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  • Cisco's Edison Peres outlines channel strategy

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    Edison Peres was recently named the new channel chief at Cisco, and I had the opportunity to sit down with him and find out what he has planned for channel partners over the next few quarters. Here is a basic rundown of Peres’ top five strategies and what Cisco partners can expect:
    1.)   Build ca…READ MORE

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  • Data center facilities equipment and design stats from Gartner conference

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    At this week’s Gartner Data Center Conference in Las Vegas, research VP John Phelps asked users a series of questions about their data center facilities technologies. Here are some of the stats:

    What type of data center fire suppression system do you have?

    -Water sprinkler only 21%
    -Water…READ MORE

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  • Did I miss anything?

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    Don’t be alarmed, I am still alive! After a long absence I’m back after an unofficial hiatus. Past six months have been particular busy and it’s been awhile, but that’s always the risk of writing a blog when you have a full time job, a life and a family. So, I’m back and better than ever, well at le…READ MORE

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  • Calling the odds

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    I’ve had some interesting conversations recently with Professor Fred Piper regarding risk probability. The discussion started because I was concerned about assessments of risk probability, as one might routinely use to populate a risk heat map or risk register.

    What’s the problem? For me, it…READ MORE

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  • Cisco to acquire Viptela

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    Cisco said it would acquire SD-WAN vendor Viptela Inc. in a deal valued at $610 million. The transaction, expected to close later this year, will fortify Cisco’s existing SD-WAN portfolio with additional cloud-based services, the company said in a blog post.

    “Viptela’s technology is cloud-first, wi…READ MORE

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  • SOC 3 SysTrust and WebTrust Services | What you Need to Know

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    Heard about SOC 3 and SysTrust | WebTrust, commonly known as the “Trust Services”? If not, you are about to start seeing SOC 3 reports surface, due in large part to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) extensive efforts in reshaping service organization reporting. In short,…READ MORE

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  • CIOs need to nurture raw IT talent to power the future economy

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    Each year, with the publication of A-level results, hundreds of thousands of school leavers embark on a journey that ultimately fuels the talent pool feeding the UK economy. Some argue that a generation brought up on the internet have different expectations of work than previous generations. But,…READ MORE

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  • Storage Soup: FalconStor settles case

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    Storage Soup’s Dave Raffo has the latest on the settlement agreed to by FalconStor after the SEC charged a group of company employees with bribery….READ MORE

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  • Top IT & Telecom Spending Sectors - Large Enterprises

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    Top 10 Sectors Account for 70% of Total Spend.
    Public administration tops the spend on IT & Telecom by large UK enterprises (1000+ employees).  In 2017 public administration contributed over 20% of all such spend.  The top 3 spenders represent almost a half of the UK outgoings.  This i…READ MORE

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  • Why journalists and whistleblowers need to understand infosecurity

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    An online training initiative promises to make information security accessible and understandable to journalists, confidential sources and whistleblowers.

    Snowden’s revelations of the extent of UK and US state surveillance were a wake-up call to journalists, sources and whistleblowers to take i…READ MORE

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  • Saying so long to View from Above

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    Almost 3.5 years ago, I started writing this blog and today represents my last post. At the time, I wanted to explore the cloud-mobile connection, and I still believe to this day, that while each can exist on its own, they work so much better together. That much hasn’t changed since I wrote my first…READ MORE

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  • Cleantech: viable, thriving and future-oriented

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    A new report from audit specialist Grant Thornton paints an upbeat picture of the cleantech sector’s future prospects which is in stark contrast to that of most global industries.

    The report, “Capturing opportunity: Cleantech business booms around the world”, reveals that privately held busine…READ MORE

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  • Goodnight, and good luck

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    I’m sad to say that this will be my last post here on Computer Weekly’s Social Enterprise, so I’m afraid I must bid you farewell. I don’t know what’s going to happen here, whether someone else will take over or whether the archives will be preserved in aspic. But I do know that I’m sad to see the …READ MORE

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  • VMworld Wrap Up

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    Another VMworld is in the books. The show was very interesting this year for a number of reasons. First off, go back and take a look at my focus for this year and let’s recap from there.
    Mobility, VMware Horizon Suite, etc.
    *crickets*… *crickets* There wasn’t much in the way of mobility this y…READ MORE

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  • SAP squashes any idea of a Salesforce bid

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    Regardless of whether the reports of Salesforce possibly seeking a bidder represent only rumors, SAP stated something as a fact:

    It won’t buy Salesforce.

    “We have zero interest in Salesforce.com,” said Bill McDermott, SAP’s CEO. McDermott spoke to reporters and other attendees during a Q&…READ MORE

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  • Evapordation

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    I don’t know how many other people experience it but there’s plenty of times I’ve gone to find data and it’s vanished, disappeared, gone. You know where you saved it, know where you put it but it just ain’t there no more. I call this Evapordation – the process by which data vaporises. Unfortunately,…READ MORE

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  • Twitter hacked: "Unemployed Single Mom"

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    As the whole of Britain relaxes to watch Andy Murray take on Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon, it seems that a hacker has managed to infiltrate Twitter, causing a wave of spam tweets featuring the words “unemployed single mom” and a random series of cash amounts you can earn working from home.Hacking group…READ MORE

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  • Warning: Password policy reaction may offend (Humor)

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    A friend of mine recently had to inform his staff of a new password policy requiring all of the following: Upper and lower case letters, a number, a special character, at least 12 characters in length and had not been used in the last six months. Someone sent him this meme in reply:
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  • Security Standards: What's in a name?

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    I had an interesting phone call recently with someone in a CISO-type position.  They were looking for a consultant to help them keep a seat warm working with information security risk assessments and were hoping to find a resource with practical experience using the NIST 800-53 standard.  It was t…READ MORE

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  • Thank You, Dear Readers

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    I have truly enjoyed writing this blog for the last two years, but now it’s time to take a brain break. Thanks for your comments and readership. Happy secure computing….READ MORE

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