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February, 2011

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February 28, 2011  2:37 PM

Is Modern Technology Included in Your Disaster Recovery Plan?

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher

A variety of articles and surveys have come out recently that indicate that organizations aren't including modern technology such as social media and mobile devices in their disaster recovery plans -- which could hamper their recovery from a disaster. Incidents such as the

February 25, 2011  11:56 PM

Moon Project Switches Storage

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher

Ever been in the middle of a project and found out the storage system wasn't big enough? Now, imagine the device on the other end, generating the data, is a giant camera taking pictures of the moon, and you see the problem. The Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter (LOLA) uses a technique known as


February 14, 2011  11:38 PM

Millions of Medical Records Stolen from Unlocked Van

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher

All the data security in the world doesn't help if you don't lock the damn door. Medical and financial records of about 1.7 million people -- mostly patients -- from  Jacobi Medical Center, North Central Bronx Hospital, Gunhill Health Center, and Tremont Health Center in New York's The Bronx...


February 11, 2011  2:06 PM

Storage Costs Forcing Governments to Move GIS to the Cloud

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher

Numerous government entities, ranging from local to national, use geographic information systems (GIS) software as a way of collecting and displaying information on a geographic basis. GIS performs a variety of jobs, including


February 5, 2011  2:25 PM

Egypt’s Internet Blockage: Could It Happen Here?

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher

It didn't take long for the question of "How did Egypt shut down the Internet?" to "Could it happen here?" and "What do we do if it does?" To many people in U.S., the first inkling of trouble in...


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