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January, 2015

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January 31, 2015  4:50 PM

Here’s a Backup Job: the Entire Internet

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher

Think your backup job is tough? How about backing up the entire Internet? That’s the role fulfilled by the Internet Archive, which is suddenly getting a lot of attention these days, with major articles in publications such as the

January 29, 2015  5:06 PM

Law and Order: HP-Autonomy Unit

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher

Not with a bang, but with a whimper. After HP’s monstrous $10 billion acquisition of Autonomy in 2011, for which


January 27, 2015  4:54 PM

Will the Box IPO Be Able to Keep It Up?

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Box, cloud, Storage

If you’d invested $1,000 in Box’s IPO last Friday, you’d have $1554.29 now. At least, as I write this. Who knows. It may have gone up another 50 percent by now. After what seems like years (and it may be almost exactly a year, given that the


January 25, 2015  4:22 PM

BackBlaze Releases Drive Reliability Data, and Seagate Has a Sad

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Backup, HGST, Seagate, Storage, western digital

“If you are looking for good drive at a good value, it’s hard to beat the current crop of 4 TB drives from HGST and Seagate.” On the other hand, if you’ve got a 1.5 TB or 3.0 TB Seagate Barracuda, you might want to stop reading this, go back it up, and replace it. That’s the conclusion...


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