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June 28, 2013  11:33 PM

Gartner Releases Third E-Discovery Magic Quadrant: Same Ol’ Same Ol’



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
autonomy, clearwell, e-discovery, ediscovery, gartner, hp, symantec

Has it been a year already? Gartner has released its third Magic Quadrant for e-discovery vendors, and while some of the names are new, the song is the same: growth and acquisitions. (Gartner also...

June 21, 2013  4:39 PM

Following Amazon, Google Unveils a Bigger Station Wagon



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
amazon, backblaze, bandwidth, cloud storage, encryption, google, pigeons, station wagons

“The point is this: No matter how fat a pipe you have to the Internet, at some given amount of data, it’s going to be faster, cheaper, or both to use some manual method to ship data on some storage medium.” I wrote that in September, 2011, in what remains (if I do say so myself) a...


June 13, 2013  2:18 PM

Snowden NSA Case Points Up Security Flaws in Thumb Drives



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
federal government, flash drives, memory stick, thumb drives, usb

Whether you believe Edward Snowden is a traitor or a hero, one thing is clear: the federal government is still apparently clueless when it comes to thumb drive security. Word is that Snowden -- as well as Bradley...

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June 7, 2013  5:06 PM

A Look at the NSA Recordings as a Big Data Storage Problem



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
big data, data center, data storage, federal government, flash, flash drives

Legality and ethics aside -- which is something for the law and politics blogs to talk about -- the interesting part about the alleged NSA tracking issue are the logistical issues involved. How much data is there? How did the NSA manage it? Where did they put it? “The NSA is storing all those...


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