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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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Why the ‘Hard Drive-Sniffing Dog’ Should Scare the Crap Out of You

July 27, 2014 - More than one person thought it was from the Onion: Police have trained dogs to smell out child pornography. But the truth is no laughing matter. First of all, the dogs can’t smell pornography, child or otherwise. For heaven’s sake, writers. Have some credibility. What the dogs (publicized in Connecticut and Rhode Island, thus far)...... READ MORE

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  • Hello world!

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    Welcome to IT Knowledge Exchange. This is an example of your first blog post. You’ll need to delete this example blog post and the attached example comment before your blog goes live. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks. (Michael)…READ MORE

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  • Microsoft Live Chat - November 12, 2009

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    Join IT Knowledge Exchange for a LIVE chat hosted by Microsoft Exchange and Unified Communication experts Ed Banti and Yesim Koman. Sign up for a reminder today and join our chat LIVE on November 12th from 11AM EST to 2PM EST.

    The experts will be available to discuss Exchange and Unified Communi…READ MORE

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  • Survival Mode

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    Over the holidays, the college kids trooped home, looked around, and wondered what had changed. At least mine did. She asked if I was working more hours and why we focused on more personal, less expensive gifts. There was the unspoken question of what had happened to my career path…had I taken …READ MORE

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  • Are You Kidding Me? And You're Shocked, WHY?

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    The United State Military chose to not encrypt the video images sent from drone aircraft.  They are surprised that enemy fighters would intercept the images, to avoid being surprised themselves.

    And we’re all shocked and incredulous. Why?  We should expect these kinds of security shortcuts.  …READ MORE

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  • Hello world!

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    Welcome to IT Knowledge Exchange. This is an example of your first blog post. You’ll need to delete this example blog post and the attached example comment before your blog goes live. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks. (Michael)…READ MORE

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  • TWO_TASK... an oldie but a goodie...

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    TWO_TASK is a very useful but often forgotten environment variable. We actually just used it again the other day and we’re always scratching our head saying “ok, I remember there is this variable we can set to do that… umm… it’s… hmm, let me google and I’ll get right back to you.”

    Because i…READ MORE

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  • Google Live Chat – Get expert advice on Google Apps

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    The Google Apps Live Chat will take place on July 28, 2009 from 1PM ET to 3PM ET. Join us for this live chat to get your pressing Google Apps questions answered by the product experts. Don’t miss the chance to chat with peers from more than 1.75 million businesses that use Google Apps to save time…READ MORE

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  • Application Launching -- Softly Please

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    There have been a number of posts made commenting about a recent post on 37 Signals blog about “Why it’s wise to launch softly”.  I always love to see my thoughts in print by others, or to see approaches that I believe in being touted as “good” methods.  Such is the post I refer to, I could have w…READ MORE

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  • YouTube Says, Downloading Your Own Videos is Legal

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    Based on dozens of incoming posts about “Now Download Your YouTube Videos Legally” for last two days, I’m so confused at the first sight. Since these Flash videos on YouTube are not streaming via Real Time Messaging Protocol like Hulu, we’re always downloading these videos into our browser cache whe…READ MORE

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  • Windows Batch File to Backup Internet Explorer Favorites

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    Here is a quick batch file I wrote to copy Microsoft Internet Explorer Favorites to another location. Fill in the BACKUPPATH variable and stick it in a Group Policy logon (or logoff) script to make sure that users have a backup of the bookmarks.

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  • Are we ready for a multi-task ID card? SAS 70

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    Recently I received my credit card statement and interest rate had increased to 35%. This was not the Christmas present I was expecting. I am so glad Congress has enacted new rules to prevent this type of customer service from happening to you.
     
    As the government continues to provide bailo…READ MORE

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  • Useful spam fighting technique

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    Not a spam filter or any other server/client based tool but a simple temp email address generator that can help you keeping the real mailbox clean of spam!

    Check MeltMail and see how in a simple click you can create a temp email address that you can use for “note really important” things….READ MORE

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  • HP QuickTest Pro 10 Beta: Antediluvian

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    Mondays are frequently “One of Those Days”, where I start off by questioning myself over and over “Why did I get into this business of test automation? What was I thinking??” Then I hear the dire financial news, look at my personal slice of the national debt, and realize that it’s too late in my lif…READ MORE

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  • Technology Can't Solve Everything

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    Last week there was quite an uproar over an Ad Agency HR executive accidentally sending out an e-mail to their entire staff divulging news of upcoming layoffs. It’s an excellent example of how an honest mistake can cause a tremendous amount of pain, but it’s also an excellent example of how techno…READ MORE

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  • The Hello World Collection

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    The Hello World Collection
    “Hello World” is the first program one usually writes when learning a new programming language. The first Hello World program appeared in chapter 1.1 of the first edition of Kernighan & Ritchie’s original book about C, “The C Programming Language”, in 1978 and read …READ MORE

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  • Securing your E-mail address in a contact form

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    All too often, I see easy ways to exploit a websites contact form. They have it so that everything is posted to the submit form in plain text. While this may be ok, if you’re not posting any of this to a database, it’s still not good practice.
    I usually tend to do it as such:

    My contact form:
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  • Microsoft Exchange Hub Transport Role

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    The hub transport server role handles all e-mail flow inside the organisation, applies journaling policies, and delivers messages to the recipient’s mailbox. This role is similar to the bridgehead server in an Exchange 2000/2003 organisation. In fact it originally was called the Bridgehead Role …READ MORE

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  • Database Development Process

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    Planning – The first thing to consider in the development cycle. One must think of what system to make and the importance of it as to function within the organization based on the business strategies, the needs of the system, the possible information to consider.
    Analysis – We breakdown those i…READ MORE

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  • Risk versus Reward

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    ITBusinessEdge has an interesting take on the increasing struggle between freedom of expression and command-and-control when using Enterprise 2.0 tools.  Discussed in the article is a blog post by Andrew McAfee:
    “McAfee notes that E2 tools take some of the control out of the hands of companies:
    E…READ MORE

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