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June, 2012

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June 30, 2012  3:24 PM

Cloud Storage Proves Not So Resilient After All

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher

Oh, hey, just put all your stuff in the cloud. It has IT people to watch it and take care of it, and if there's any sort of problem, it's replicated in other places so you'll still have access to it whenever you want. Remember that? It turns out, not so much. Major Internet services such...

June 28, 2012  7:04 PM

Google Docs Adds Offline Support

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher

In a move that has been expected for the past month -- and desired for much longer than that -- Google has made it possible for Google Docs users to edit documents offline and then synchronize them when the user logs back in again. Google called offline editing "one of its


June 27, 2012  11:45 PM

New Mitt Romney Email Messages Surface

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher

As you may recall, a few months back I did a piece on Massachusetts Governor and candidate (now Republican presidential nominee) Mitt Romney, talking about how he not only deleted all his email messages when he left office, but had his staff members


June 20, 2012  9:48 AM

Protecting Your Data Center During Wildfire Season

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher

With data centers increasingly being built in less-urban areas, and with the increasing number of wildfires in recent years, this sort of disaster needs to be added to the panoply...


June 6, 2012  11:56 PM

Netflix Moving to ‘Containerized Shipping’ for Its Streaming Service

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher

When you have a whole lot of stuff, you have two choices. You can get one really, really big box. Or, you can get a whole lot of little boxes, and find ways to use them efficiently -- like having them all be the same size so they're interchangeable, and finding a good way at indexing the stuff in...


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