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January 10, 2017  6:14 PM

If It’s January, It’s Gotta be a Storage Trends Story

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Flash, hyperconverged, Storage, Tape

This is January, and you know what that means: Trend stories. Specifically, storage trends. Yes, for some reason a completely arbitrary line on a calendar turns everyone into prognosticators. Actually, the reason is pretty simple: Nobody announces anything in December and early January, and...

December 30, 2016  10:19 AM

‘Rogue One’ Data Storage — a Cautionary Tale

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Encryption, Storage, User interface design

The problem with being a storage nerd is it makes it pretty difficult to enjoy the movies. In this day and age, too many movie plots hinge on computers and data, and moviemakers typically aren’t geeks, so it’s way too easy to lose your suspension of disbelief based on bonehead errors. Take...


December 22, 2016  2:07 PM

Scientists Copy Data to Save It From Trump

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
government, Storage

Co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation John Gilmore was known for his saying, “The Internet interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.” With Donald Trump’s election as President, the Internet is getting a little help. Concerned that a Trump administration might delete...


December 11, 2016  11:05 PM

Amazon Snowmobile Issues Need Solving

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Amazon, Glacier, Storage

Amazon has upped the ante on that old question of the bandwidth of a station wagon full of backup tapes hurtling down the highway: For one thing, instead of a...


November 29, 2016  12:29 AM

What Will be the Trump Effect on Data Storage?

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Encryption, government, privacy, Security, Storage

The election of Donald Trump as President of the United States could have some really interesting implications for data storage, data sovereignty, and encryption. If by “interesting” you mean Really Scary and Bad. The Internet Association, a group of about 40 Internet vendors including...


November 24, 2016  12:58 AM

Bumps in the Road to Self-Driving Car Storage

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Storage

Everybody’s all excited about self-driving cars, but not too many people are talking about self-driving cars’ data. What sort of data will be collected, how much will be stored on the car, where it will be sent from the car, and what sort of security that data will have from hackers, law...


October 25, 2016  10:39 PM

DNA Data Storage Hopeful

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
research, Storage

Scientists and researchers love finding new and interesting ways to store data, especially as the traditional spinning disk and even flash drive technologies are starting to run into the laws of physics. The newest one? DNA data storage. Actually, the


October 15, 2016  12:23 AM

Strange USB Sticks Zap PCs

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Security, Storage, Thumb drive

We’ve written before about USB sticks that could set computers on fire. Now it’s not just a rumor – it’s something you can order now for less than 50 Euros. And it...


September 29, 2016  12:39 PM

Archivists Dealing With Born-Digital Data

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
government, history, museum, Storage

When former Texas Governor Rick Perry left office in 2014, the records he left to the State Library and Archives Commission included more than 7 terabytes of data, writes Isabelle Taft in the Texas Tribune. But there weren't any digital archives to put it. “While the governor’s...


September 25, 2016  2:02 PM

6 Dell-EMC Shoes Yet to Drop

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Dell, EMC, Storage

EMC is dead. Long live Dell Technologies. With Dell’s acquisition of EMC finalized earlier this month, it may seem like the end to a very


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