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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).


Federal Government Trying to Mandate Encryption Back Doors Again

July 26, 2019 - Here we go again. Federal governments are talking about encryption back doors. Oh, excuse me. The latest term of art is “exceptional access,” which actually makes it sound sort of cool. But it’s a back door just the same. As you may recall, governments have been concerned about encryption for as long as it’s been...... READ MORE


  • A new look at the Cybersecurity Skills Market

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    DCMS to survey the cybersecurity labour market
    DCMS has announced  “a second survey of UK businesses, public sector organisations and charities to help understand the UK cyber security labour market. The research will examine how organisations approach employing and training cyber security profe…READ MORE

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  • Facebook open sources Hermes JavaScript engine

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    Hermes is the Greek god of trade, heraldry and commerce… but also the Greek god of thieves and trickery.

    Facebook was presumably thinking of Hermes’ more virtuous qualities when it named its JavaScript engine project after the Greek deity.

    Hermes was built to make native Android apps built…READ MORE

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  • Multi-cloud: Reaping the benefits

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    In this guest post, Will Grannis, founder and director of the Google Office of the CTO, sets out how adopting a multi-cloud strategy can help enterprises navigate IT challenges around value, risk and cost.

    Innovation in the public cloud continues at a staggeringly fast pace. Cloud service provide…READ MORE

    Caroline Donnelly7,130 pointsBadges:
  • Clean-up Cools Down T520 Laptop

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    My Lenovo T520 sits on a stand atop a small  filing cabinet at the left end of my office desk. I can access it by rotating my desk chair to the left. Mostly, I remote into it from my main production PC right in front of me. Over the weekend, my wife came into the office to talk to me. She stood rig…READ MORE

    Ed Tittel13,280 pointsBadges:
  • How to develop edge computing solutions

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    This is the second part of a four-part series. Start with the first post here.

    When considering how to architect for scale with edge computing solutions, it’s important to talk about both hardware and software in a system-level context. As a rule of thumb, needs on both fronts get more and more c…READ MORE

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  • SQL Karaoke 2019 Is Coming to Seattle

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    I’m thrilled to announce that this year the SQL Karaoke party is on as planned. The party this year will be at Cowgirls, Inc.  We have two fantastic returning sponsors this year, and we’ll be joined by the great folks at SentryOne and SIOS.   Registration for the event will be similar to registra…READ MORE

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  • In-memory for continuous (& simpler) deep learning Part 2

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    This is a guest post for the Computer Weekly Developer Network written by Nikita Ivanov, CTO and co-founder of GridGain Systems.

    GridGain specialises in software and services for big data systems using in-memory computing techniques to increase data throughput and minimise latency for data-intens…READ MORE

    Adrian Bridgwater17,900 pointsBadges:
  • Predictive Analytics And The Future Of Business


    Everyone wants their business to succeed, and practices of how to succeed have varied far and wide over the years; ultimately, though, businesses are always looking for what will save time while maintaining efficiency and profits. Luckily, the monitoring of the factors that are shifting and evolving…READ MORE

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  • Test if a transcript is running

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    PowerShell has the ability to create a transcript of the commands you run at the console and the results displayed in the console. But how can you test if a transcript is running?

    It used to be that you could only have a single transcript running but Windows PowerShell v5.1 and PowerShell v6.x an…READ MORE

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  • Skyroam Solis X ‘smartspot’ portable hotspot

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    Now that we have Wi-Fi at home and at work, good options for global cellular roaming and (for times when neither of those are accessible) we also have Wi-Fi portable hotspots too.

    One would imagine that we might stop there, but no.

    Skyroam has already produced the Skyroam Solis, but has now tr…READ MORE

    Adrian Bridgwater17,900 pointsBadges:
  • Quantum data storage corrects earnings faults, waits for SEC

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    Quantum Corp. reached a milestone this week on its quest to regain its listing on New York Stock Exchange. The file and tape storage vendor restated several years of improperly reported earnings, even as securities regulators complete a review of the company’s accounting practices.
    Quantum also r…READ MORE

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  • State of Critical Application Availability In Cloud @SIOSTech

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    As a head of technology of their respective organizations, how many CIOs or CTOs would be actually aware of the state of critical business application availability in cloud and hybrid cloud environments? I doubt if more than 20% of them will have a real-time alert mechanism as and when the situation…READ MORE

    Jaideep Khanduja18,970 pointsBadges:
  • 8chan history

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    As we watched a former porn site merchant’s video statement, him sat there in front of a Benjamin Franklin backdrop to the sound of a military bugle call, defending 8chan’s white supremacist propaganda from his pig farm in the Philippines, we couldn’t help but marvel at another darling of Dona…READ MORE

    Ryan Priest885 pointsBadges:
  • The Enterprise Data Fabric: an information architecture for our times

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    This is a guest blogpost by Sean Martin, CTO and co-founder, Cambridge Semantics

    The post-big data landscape has been shaped by two emergent, intrinsically related forces: the predominance of cognitive computing and the unveiling of the data fabric architecture. The latter is an overlay atop the …READ MORE

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  • How International SOS is keeping up with the pulse of change

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    In just under three years, tech veteran Ramesh Munamarty has accomplished what some of his peers can only dream of – building an agile culture, shoring up the IT infrastructure and delivering impact for the business.

    The group CIO of International SOS, which provides medical and travel security…READ MORE

    Aaron Tan3,360 pointsBadges:
  • 3 questions to ask in a microservices oriented architecture review

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    Microservices oriented architecture is all the rage these days. Why not? It’s hard to ignore the faster deployment rates and reduced costs that are the essential promises of microservices oriented architectures.

    Yet for most companies that take the plunge, development activity is more about the t…READ MORE

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  • August 2019 Activity Contest

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    You know what time of year it is… back to school time! Time to stock up on those school supplies, books, binders and snack packs… unless you’re out of school like me, in which case you’ll only need the snack packs.

    Speaking of packs, you all certainly packed in a large amount of questions…READ MORE

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  • Accelerate Delivery

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    Today I’m going to teach you one simple secret to accelerate delivery, and one painful truth about what slows it down. Let’s start with a simple analysis.

    Say you have a ticket for something. Permissions for Jira, or a database, or a password reset. The receiving team takes two days to look at th…READ MORE

    Matt Heusser4,735 pointsBadges:
  • Britain won't have 100% full-fibre by 2025. One horrible - if speculative - version of why not

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    On 24 July 2019, as jubilant Conservative party members emerged from Boris Johnson’s victory speech in Westminster, one supporter was heard to remark Johnson had promised to “insert high-speed broadband into every orifice of every home”.

    Earlier in his leadership campaign the tousle-headed presum…READ MORE

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  • Why Gov.uk Verify faces a critical few months - again

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    Gov.uk Verify – the government’s flagship digital identity system – faces a critical few months ahead. Again.

    As the clock ticks down towards the end of March 2020, when further public investment in Verify ceases and the system is taken on by the private sector, significant questions remain…READ MORE

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