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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).


‘Adversarial Fashion’ Helps Confuse Automated License Plate Readers

August 24, 2019 - In the book Fail-Safe, which is a really scary 1960 book about nuclear war, six planes accidentally get sent to the USSR with atomic bombs in them. Except the sixth plane doesn’t have nuclear bombs; it carries a bunch of reflective material that it releases as the planes approach the USSR, which confuses radar systems...... READ MORE


  • 'Adversarial Fashion' Helps Confuse Automated License Plate Readers

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    In the book Fail-Safe, which is a really scary 1960 book about nuclear war, six planes accidentally get sent to the USSR with atomic bombs in them. Except the sixth plane doesn’t have nuclear bombs; it carries a bunch of reflective material that it releases as the planes approach the USSR, which c…READ MORE

    Sharon Fisher9,645 pointsBadges:
  • Partially Disconnected USB Cable Puts Mouse MIA

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    As the old saying goes: “If it ain’t one thing, it’s another.” Earlier this week, I sat down at my desk and awoke my production PC from its slumbers. Keyboard worked just fine, but the mouse was MIA. This put me into a more-or-less typical troubleshooting drill. Checked the mouse power switch: on. R…READ MORE

    Ed Tittel13,330 pointsBadges:
  • 7 IT security best practices to know to prevent data breaches

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    Imagine a hacker trying to break into a secure system. You often envision an expert programmer make attempts at a vast array of complex approaches, such as buffer overruns or distributed brute force attacks to breach security.

    But more often than not, breaches occur because basic IT security best…READ MORE

    JudithMyerson45 pointsBadges:
  • Experimental features

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    PowerShell core has recently. v6.2, had the concept of experimental features added. An experimental feature is new or changed functionality that may be a breaking change or about which the PowerShell team want feedback before finalising the code.

    My PowerShell v6.2.2 instance has the following ex…READ MORE

    Richard Siddaway9,525 pointsBadges:
  • Pure Storage revenue growth belies NAND pricing worries

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    Pure Storage earnings were a mixed bag this week. The flash storage vendor said revenues grew 28% last quarter, but it cut revenue guidance for the second consecutive call, blaming imbalanced NAND pricing as the main culprit.

    The latest number comes on the heels of  disappointing Pure Storage re…READ MORE

    Garry Kranz5,445 pointsBadges:
  • Extreme boosts channel focus following Aerohive acquisition

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    Fresh off of its purchase of Aerohive Networks, Extreme Networks revealed it will double-down investments in the channel.

    The Aerohive acquisition, which closed Aug. 9, expanded Extreme’s portfolio of wireless LAN technology but also brought in a raft of new partners, including managed service pr…READ MORE

    Spencer Smith2,255 pointsBadges:
  • Grab the right IoT tool for the job

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    Do you grab just a Crescent adjustable wrench or two, or do you need to haul around an entire set of combination or open-end wrenches in both metric and imperial sizes?

    More topically in the world of IoT, what is the best tool for the job when it comes to data management, a general-purpose tool o…READ MORE

    Richard Beeson55 pointsBadges:
  • Gigging for robots

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    A few months ago Automation Anywhere began collaborating with freelance software developer recruitment platform, Toptal, on robotic process automation in the human workforce. The concept is called the “digital worker”.

    There appears to be a number of forces coming together. The so-called gig-…READ MORE

    Cliff Saran11,475 pointsBadges:
  • SaaS, Planning, and #NoEstimates

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    Earlier this week, Melissa Perri tweeted this:

    Melissa makes a fair point.

    In my reply, I said that SaaS (Software as a Service) as a business model, makes #NoEstimates work incredibly well. Today I’ll discuss the SaaS business model in a plain-English, non-buzzwordy way, based on my exper…READ MORE

    Matt Heusser4,780 pointsBadges:
  • Update to ITKE Activity Contests

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    Hi all,

    In being the ITKE Administrator for almost a year now, I’ve been fortunate to connect with this community’s supporters, members, and visitors. In doing so, I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know some of the history behind IT Answers, along with the concerns of its users and participants…READ MORE

    Tom Curtin710 pointsBadges:
  • DevOps needs more perspective and humility

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    DevOps started as a grass-roots movement led by practitioners. The motives were pure, and focused simply on finding better ways of doing things for the good of everyone involved in software delivery.

    In recent years, though, DevOps has become increasingly commercialised. Software vendors and serv…READ MORE

    Dale Vile155 pointsBadges:
  • UK businesses at risk due to PSD2 security standard myths re-emerging

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    I have been on a bit of a roll this week when it comes to the security around PSD2. The announcement that the FCA was given permission to give extensions to companies implementing Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) was a gentle reminder to me that a major deadline was close.

    I have also blogged…READ MORE

    KarlFl4032,925 pointsBadges:
  • Densify: hey, you, get off of your (wasted) cloud

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    CRM is, of course, Customer Relationship Management… apart from when it’s not.

    Some days, CRM is CRM (as above)… but, increasingly, CRM is also Cloud Resource Management.

    This is a software market that has developed in order to create technologies that will automate cloud and container wor…READ MORE

    Adrian Bridgwater17,950 pointsBadges:
  • Top four considerations when securing the multi-cloud environment

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    This is a guest post by Stephen Dane, managing director for cyber security at Cisco Asia-Pacific, Japan and Greater China

    We live in a multi-cloud world. A world where a multitude of offerings from cloud service providers (CSPs) gives us the potential to respond to business opportunities and cha…READ MORE

    Aaron Tan3,410 pointsBadges:
  • Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF)


    The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) is an open source software foundation that promotes the adoption of open source software, as well as technologies such as containers, microservices and service mesh. Continued…

    Quote of the Day
    “At its core, cloud-native means that developers design…READ MORE

    Kaitlin Herbert2,870 pointsBadges:
  • Getting A Foot In The Door In Europe

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    Had some very interesting conversations in the past few weeks with a number of US-based vendors across primarily the security and optimisation sectors, with one commonality – established in the Americas but significantly less so in UK/EMEA.

    The other issue for these companies currently lies in th…READ MORE

    Steve Broadhead730 pointsBadges:
  • Calling the odds

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    I’ve had some interesting conversations recently with Professor Fred Piper regarding risk probability. The discussion started because I was concerned about assessments of risk probability, as one might routinely use to populate a risk heat map or risk register.

    What’s the problem? For me, it…READ MORE

    David Lacey3,515 pointsBadges:
  • Golang or go home: how Curve is taking Golang to new heights

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    This is a guest post for the Computer Weekly Open Source Insider blog written by Matt Boyle in his capacity as lead software engineer at Curve.

    Curve allows users to spend money from all their accounts with one Curve card – and hopes to simplify your finance through one secure mobile app.
    Boyle…READ MORE

    Adrian Bridgwater17,950 pointsBadges:
  • Huawei risks drowning as HarmonyOS heads for open waters

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    Earlier in August, Huawei announced it was launching its own open-source operating system, named HarmonyOS, which may replace Google’s Android on its devices, writes Promon head of development, Jan Vidar Krey.

    On the face of it this move makes sense, with there still being the possibility that …READ MORE

    Alex Scroxton23,505 pointsBadges:
  • How Technology is Changing the Real Estate Market


    Technology has changed every facet of our lives. We use it to communicate, find products and services we’re looking for, and make informed decisions. The widespread use of technology has fundamentally changed the way consumers and businesses connect.

    While all industries have been impacted by t…READ MORE

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