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A blog for users, storage solution providers -- including value-added resellers (VARs), systems integrators, managed service providers (MSPs) and consultants -- about data storage hardware and software products and services, backup/archiving products and services, disaster recovery, storage area networks (SANs) and network-attached storage (NAS).


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The Strange Case of Seattle University’s ‘Lost’ Laptop

May 14, 2019 - There’s been another case of Companies Behaving Badly with customer data: In this particular case, Seattle University’s “lost” laptop. “On March 28, 2019, Seattle University was informed by an employee that an unencrypted university-issued laptop was lost while the employee was commuting on a bus on March 26, 2019,” noted the university in its report,...... READ MORE

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  • Ozonetel launches its very own Voice Bot Platform

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    Creating a voice bot has never been easier – Ozonetel launches its very own Voice Bot Platform. Technology is continuously changing and redefining the way businesses interact with their clientele, rendering customized and tailored recommendations. And the latest trend in business communication is th…READ MORE

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  • PowerShell Handles Windows 10 Restore Points

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    In 2017 I wrote a post entitled “Win10 Volume Shadow Copies May Need Cleanup.” I’ve just learned that useful PowerShell cmdlets do likewise. They provide analogs to various VSSADMIN command line functions. In fact, PowerShell handles Windows 10 Restore Points nicely. Plus, the reporting side of thin…READ MORE

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  • Mastering IoT compliance in a GDPR world

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    Believe it or not, the one-year anniversary of the date the General Data Protection Regulation went into effect is almost upon us. The May 25, 2018 date will live in infamy for many organizations — particularly those that scrambled to get their people, processes and technologies in order ahead of t…READ MORE

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  • Socks And IoT – What Do They Have In Common?

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    So – another year and another Netevents; lots of old faces (not least mine!) and a few new ones. And it’s kind of the same with topics – understandably – as there’s only so much you can talk about in what is an increasingly condensed IT world.

    Think about it – let’s take networking …READ MORE

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  • Brits want their banks to offer the latest fintech services but are not ready to use them

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    If I had a pound every time somebody mentioned to me that London is one of the world’s capitals of fintech, I would probably be a bank.

    And I don’t doubt it. I currently have a file full of recordings of fintech interviews that I have not yet had time to write up. Most of these companies are …READ MORE

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  • Has the UK government's cloud-first policy served its purpose?

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    The government has confirmed its long-standing public cloud-first policy is under review, and that it is seeking to launch an alternative procurement framework to G-Cloud. But why?

    It is hard not to read too much into all the change occurring in the public sector cloud procurement space at the mo…READ MORE

    Caroline Donnelly6,760 pointsBadges:
  • Are we ready for a multi-task ID card? SAS 70

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    Recently I received my credit card statement and interest rate had increased to 35%. This was not the Christmas present I was expecting. I am so glad Congress has enacted new rules to prevent this type of customer service from happening to you.
     
    As the government continues to provide bailo…READ MORE

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  • Black Girls Code CEO: problem proximity & standing back both crucial for change

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    Kimberly Bryant is the Founder and CEO of Black Girls Code (BGC), a non-profit organisation dedicated to ‘changing the face of technology’ by introducing girls of colour (her preferred term) between the ages of 7 to 17 to the field of technology and computer science with a concentration on entre…READ MORE

    Adrian Bridgwater17,080 pointsBadges:
  • Oracle GraalVM Ent is a multilingual virtual machine

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    Oracle recently came to the dinner table with its Oracle GraalVM Enterprise Edition, so what it, why is important to developers and does Larry Ellison still have a beard?

    Built on Java SE, GraalVM Enterprise is a multilingual virtual machine for use in cloud and hybrid environments.

    This low f…READ MORE

    Adrian Bridgwater17,080 pointsBadges:
  • Clout drought

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    When Anna Wintour failed to extend a single Met Gala invite to anyone from Computer Weekly this year, she sent out a clear message to the entire world: tech is out.
    We were left to only imagine what our resident influencers might have done with this year’s “camp” theme while these pretenders …READ MORE

    Ryan Priest750 pointsBadges:
  • Serious Communication

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    Yesterday, on the twitters, I had this conversation about communication with Michael Bolton:

     

    It’s a simple answer. It is an easy answer.

    And yet, when the tester asks “What exactly do you mean by soak testing?” they are likely to get non-answers. The manager may at first ac…READ MORE

    Matt Heusser4,600 pointsBadges:
  • Growing fast, OpenStack shakes off old misconceptions

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    One of the most interesting things about the recent Open Infrastructure Summit – the new name for the OpenStack users and friends conferences – in Denver was how many people wanted to know if I thought OpenStack had yet overcome its perception problem.

    And a problem it is – or increasingl…READ MORE

    Bryan Betts260 pointsBadges:
  • The Strange Case of Seattle University's 'Lost' Laptop

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    There’s been another case of Companies Behaving Badly with customer data: In this particular case, Seattle University’s “lost” laptop.

    “On March 28, 2019, Seattle University was informed by an employee that an unencrypted university-issued laptop was lost while the employee was commuting on a…READ MORE

    Sharon Fisher9,570 pointsBadges:
  • Cybersecurity issues top list of customer concerns

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    Your customers likely face a range of IT challenges, but cybersecurity issues may be their leading pain point.

    A study released today from Insight Enterprises Inc., which polled 400 IT professionals, identified security as the main hurdle for digital innovation, the top data management concern an…READ MORE

    John Moore3,770 pointsBadges:
  • Five ways to fix Git's 'fatal: repository not found' error

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    There’s nothing worse than joining a new development team and eagerly cloning the existing source code repo only to run head first into Git’s ‘fatal: repository not found’ error. For those who struggle with that problem, here are five potential fixes to the frustrating repository not found error mes…READ MORE

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  • SQL Server Performance Monitor Objects

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    Monitoring SQL Server Performance Monitor objects (Perf Mon for those in the know) can be an important part of monitoring your SQL Server instance. Finding information about the performance monitor objects that SQL Server exposes can be tricky, even though the SQL Server Project Team can documented …READ MORE

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  • Brexit: golden rules and taboo questions

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    The Brexit debate sees the endless repetition of mendacious claims, meaningless slogans and fake news. But key questions appear off limits – because no-one wants to discuss the possible answers.  They reveal that what is a stake is not a simple matter of “in” or “out”. It is what is allowed to happ…READ MORE

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  • VDI reimagined

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    A demo at this week’s .Next conference in Anaheim gave a snapshot of how far modern VDI has come. Virtual desktops  should not be considered just as an option for users who only require low computing needs. During the demo, Nikola Bozinovic, vice president and general manager at Nutanix showed ho…READ MORE

    Cliff Saran11,010 pointsBadges:
  • Google focuses more on steering the Android ship than righting it

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    Google has been a frequent target of criticism over security and privacy issues and how Android security updates filter out to users, butthe scale of its products has led Google to focus more on steering the ship rather than righting it.

    Consider Android: an ecosystem of 2.5 billion active device…READ MORE

    Michael Heller5,655 pointsBadges:
  • Will OpenShift 4 be a game-changer?

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    The hybrid cloud message rang loud and clear at Red Hat Summit 2019, with executives from the open source bigwig touting its wares to help enterprises run their workloads on-premise and on the cloud.

    The key to Red Hat’s hybrid cloud play lies in OpenShift, its container platform based on Kube…READ MORE

    Aaron Tan3,000 pointsBadges:

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