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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).


Interesting Insights from Video Game Archeology

October 13, 2019 - It’s amazing how much computer scientists of today are learning from the stored data in old video games. As you may recall, a couple of years ago some British researchers went to all sorts of efforts – including baking old tapes in an oven – to read the data from a series of text-based adventure...... READ MORE


  • Talk To Strangers

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    Consulting, or indirect influence, is getting people to chose what you suggest. That makes developing long-term consulting skills incredibly important. Those skills go beyond “thrill and bill”, needed to get and keep the job. It extends to helping improve the client condition. Again, this has to be…READ MORE

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  • Insider Preview 19002 Poses Peculiar Problems

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    Man! I’ve had quite the afternoon today. Earlier, Microsoft dropped the latest Fast Ring build for 20H1. Numbered 19002.1, it’s raising hackles among many of its recipients. In fact, for the first time in I can’t remember when, the new build worked on neither of my two Fast Ring test machines. It to…READ MORE

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  • Why connected devices aren’t always as smart as you think

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    As the holiday shopping season looms on the horizon, sales of connected devices are expected to flourish. From a plethora of intelligent assistants such as smart fitness mirrors and connected doorbells, there is a connected device for you. However, these devices are often a hacker’s prime target due…READ MORE

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  • What to expect from Tableau Conference 2019

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    The Computer Weekly Developer Network team are big fans of business intelligence and big data analytics, interactive data dashboard technologies, data visualisation specialists and companies that brew their own craft ale for their technical conventions.

    That’s lucky then, because we’re off to T…READ MORE

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  • 5G trials to spice up hotpot experience, improve last-mile connectivity

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    Singapore telco M1 is planning a 5G trial at the latest outlet of Haidilao, a well-known hotpot restaurant in the city-state, in a bid to demonstrate the use of 5G networks in the food and beverage (F&B) sector.

    The two companies said they will be equipping the new Haidilao Hot Pot restaurant…READ MORE

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  • The demise of Lehman Brothers sparked Inbotiqa’s flame: Fintech interview 29

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    When an email was missed at Lehman Brothers and a hefty fine was triggered by regulators a pair from the corporate actions team were asked to build a technology that would prevent it happening again.

    Large corporates have numerous high volume shared inboxes where every email is an action to compl…READ MORE

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  • What does an IT person do? Answers from around the globe

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    The holiday season is fast approaching, when IT and DevOps professionals around the world answer a perennial question at the family dinner table: What does an IT person do?

    While you might only face down this puzzled, “But what does an IT person do?” question at Thanksgiving or a particularly chi…READ MORE

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  • Ripple invests in Swedish open source start-up Towo Labs

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    Towo Labs, a Swedish startup aimed at simplifying ‘crypto self-custody’, has announced an investment from Xpring, Ripple’s developer initiative.

    Xpring is described as an initiative by Ripple that will invest in, incubate, acquire and provide grants to companies and projects run by entre…READ MORE

    Adrian Bridgwater18,560 pointsBadges:
  • What developers need to know about an Alexa vulnerability

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    A security vulnerability was discovered in July 2019 that showed Amazon’s cloud servers contained voice recordings of Alexa interactions from customers. Furthermore, improper handling of records retained by Amazon, along with this Alexa vulnerability, could expose users’ private data to a potentia…READ MORE

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  • Plush giraffe perturbation

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    A robot hand has been taught by OpenAI to successfully solve a Rubik’s Cube in an average time of four minutes.
    “So what?” you ask, being the unbearable Rubik’s Cube expert you are. It’s true, mere mortals have been known to make light work of the puzzle in less than four minutes, and it …READ MORE

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  • Turbocharging Full Fibre/5G Broadband

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    Turbocharging is the new post-Boris buzzword. It is apt for the £5 billion pound boost to broadband roll out announced at the Conservative party conference. It does not really matter how much is new money and what the details are. That is likely to emerge during this year’s INCA  conference on the…READ MORE

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  • Parsing the Iaas and PaaS divide for microservices

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    By Alan Earls

    Infrastructure as a services (IaaS) and platform as a services (PaaS) are both potential deployment paths for microservices. But there are big differences, and picking the right path for your project or organization involves a range of tradeoffs.

    The problem with PaaS is that it …READ MORE

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  • What is Page Life Expectancy?

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    If you’ve been a DBA for a while, you’ve heard people talking about PLE.  PLE stands for Page Life Expectancy; most DBAs (and really anyone that works with SQL Server for more than 5 seconds) called it PLE. I think this is for two reasons; 1 Expectancy is hard for a lot of people to say; 2 we…READ MORE

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  • Software development spires and foundations

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    CCS Insight has predicted that by 2023, psychometric testing of software developers will become commonplace.

    The analyst firm believes that ethical psychometric testing will appear more regularly as part of the interview process, particularly in areas where software developers are being hired for…READ MORE

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  • 5 questions to ask about open data centers

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    Editor’s note: In this opinion piece, industry analyst Zeus Kerravala shares his thoughts on open data centers and Extreme Networks’ approach. Extreme Networks is a client of Kerravala’s ZK Research, a consulting firm based in Westminster, Mass.

    Open is an overused word in the networking industr…READ MORE

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  • Interesting Insights from Video Game Archeology

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    It’s amazing how much computer scientists of today are learning from the stored data in old video games.

    As you may recall, a couple of years ago some British researchers went to all sorts of efforts – including baking old tapes in an oven – to read the data from a series of text-based adve…READ MORE

    Sharon Fisher9,680 pointsBadges:
  • Hidden files

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    If you suspect there are hidden files in a folder you can use the Attributes parameter to discover them:

    PS> Get-ChildItem -Path c:\test -Attributes H


    PS> Get-ChildItem -Path c:\test -Attributes h


    PS> Get-ChildItem -Path c:\test -Hidden

    If you want to see all files i…READ MORE

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  • Six Tips to Save Time on Marketing


    As a marketer, you need to stay focused because you are usually faced with many distractions. For example, social media is an effective marketing tool but can also take up all your time.

    By optimizing your workflow, focusing on tasks that have the most impact and using the right tools, you will b…READ MORE

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  • MSPWorld 2019: Five things I learned at the conference

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    Here are several observations from MSPAlliance’s MSPWorld 2019 conference, which wraps up today in Las Vegas.
    1. The industry wants to reframe the MSPs-as-target discussion
    MSPAlliance leadership is aiming to turn the negative publicity surrounding managed service provider security incidents into …READ MORE

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  • Calling all data storage products for the 2019 Products of the Year

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    Do you have a great data storage product that first shipped or was significantly enhanced this year? If yes, we want to hear about it. There’s just one week left to enter your outstanding product in Storage magazine and SearchStorage’s 2019 Storage Products of the Year competition.

    We’ve just ext…READ MORE

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