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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).


Wikipedia in DNA Storage is Another Leap Forward

July 18, 2019 - We’ve talked before about DNA storage, or the ability to store large amounts of data in DNA. Now there’s another company that’s taking a stab at it. While DNA storage is incredibly dense and is thought to last longer than traditional magnetic storage, it’s expensive and slow. So now there’s a Boston-based company, Catalog Technologies,...... READ MORE


  • Can data governance be agile?


    The answer to this question is yes, data governance can definitely be agile. However, like the development of data management solutions, there does need to be some initial set up.

    Data governance models can be loosely or highly structured. A lot of my initial experience was with what I call “gr…READ MORE

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  • Clinical Pathology Laboratories comes forward, also hit by AMCA breach

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    Clinical Pathology Laboratories Inc. is the latest victim of a massive data breach that occurred at the American Medical Collection Agency, increasing the number of potentially affected patients to roughly 22 million.

    Clinical Pathology Laboratories (CPL), based in Austin, Texas, notified patient…READ MORE

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  • smoke testing


    Smoke testing, also called build verification testing or build acceptance testing, is nonexhaustive software analysis that ascertains that the most crucial functions of a program work but does not delve into finer details. Continued…

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    “The combination of early smoke tests and l…READ MORE

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  • Code Club: four perspectives on Code Club and the tech pipeline

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    I went to a Code Club and polled the children in attendance to find out their opinions on technology careers, and I was surprised by their answers.

    There is a debate among those in the technology industry about whether the computing curriculum is actually fit for purpose.

    Despite teachers, pa…READ MORE

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  • Beyond smart cities: Driving social change with IoT and analytics

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    The world is deep in the throes of a state of transformation. The adoption of IoT technology is on the rise and the promise of our smart cities of the future is beginning to come to fruition. Our governments and municipalities are evolving past manually collecting and crunching data by looking to ne…READ MORE

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  • MS 19Q4 Financials Offer Interesting Insights

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    Yesterday (July 18), MS published financial results for the fourth quarter of its 2019 fiscal year. (MS FY runs from July 1 of the preceding year to June 30 of the current year.) Those results include a variety of interesting tidbits, many of which speak to the company’s future directions and its so…READ MORE

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  • Esme Loans sprouts from firm foundations: Fintech interview 24

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    Big traditional banks have embraced fintech, some more than others, with Royal Bank of Scotland/NatWest  one of the more active.

    Through its innovation cells RBS Group incubate startups in a Wework office in central London.

    At the back end of 2016 as part of this project, the banking group st…READ MORE

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  • Toshiba to rename flash memory business Kioxia

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    Toshiba Memory plans to officially change its name on Oct. 1 to Kioxia. The  new name — pronounced kee-ox-ee-uh — combines the Japanese word for memory, kioku, with the Greek word for value, axia.

    Kioxia will develop, produce and sell Toshiba’s BiCS flash memory, and solid-state drives (SSDs)…READ MORE

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  • How to become a good Java programmer without a degree

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    The road to master java is a long and thorny one. But over my years as a coder, I’ve picked up a hint or two. But how to become a good Java programmer isn’t a question with a simple answer? You don’t need any formal training. You don’t need to sit in a classroom and earn a diploma. And you can certa…READ MORE

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  • Wikipedia in DNA Storage is Another Leap Forward

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    We’ve talked before about DNA storage, or the ability to store large amounts of data in DNA. Now there’s another company that’s taking a stab at it.

    While DNA storage is incredibly dense and is thought to last longer than traditional magnetic storage, it’s expensive and slow.

    So now th…READ MORE

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  • Juggling Might Not Have Changed, But Load-Balancing Has!

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    I recently completed a report for a long-time client, Kemp Technologies, in the area formerly known as L-B/ADC – i.e. Load-Balancing/Application Delivery Control.

    It really hit home, during the testing, just how much this “technology” has changed. For starters, we didn’t ever really talk about th…READ MORE

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  • Consulting Commentary

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    Every few years there is a shift, where regular employees become consultants. Around fifteen years ago, it was frustrated employees becoming XP Coaches. Then it was employee to Scrum Master. Today people are moving toward “Agile Coaching.” I’m going to lump all these jobs into the space of consultin…READ MORE

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  • Setting out the target for diversity

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    GUEST BLOG: As companies continue to face an enormous digital skills gap, Helen Wollaston, Chief Executive of WISE, the campaign for gender balance in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), calls on industry leaders to set targets to increase representation of women in tech in this contr…READ MORE

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  • Know the ingredients for team collaboration app success

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    Team collaboration apps are everywhere, but deploying them isn’t an immediate recipe for success for organizations looking to improve workflow collaboration. Attitudes toward the role of team collaboration apps, as well as the method of deployment all play a role in the success of adopting team coll…READ MORE

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  • PowerShell v6.2.2

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    PowerShell v6.2.2 has just been released.

    One breaking change – the Enter-PSHostProcess is disabled when system is in lock down mode.

    The jumplist is now created in STA to avoid potential CLR crash

    Other changes are around the build process.

    These changes shouldn’t have impact on you…READ MORE

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  • Azure Bastion

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    The recently announced Azure Bastion service looks like a pretty slick service. It provides a secure way into your VMs without the need to VPN in. It gives you the same authentication that you’d expect from the Azure Portal (MFA, AAD Credentials, etc.) all while giving you a pretty easy to manage …READ MORE

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  • Apollo 11: The human factor in autonomous systems

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    “Once you put someone in orbit, it is a lot harder to fix it if something goes wrong,” says Paul Kostek, a senior Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) member and senior systems expert at Base2.

    But things do go wrong. About 1:08:53 into the BBC’s excellent documentary, E…READ MORE

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  • Help set the forward agenda for Schools and Skills

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    On the afternoon of 17th July Lord Lucas will chair a round table to launch a national debate on Digital Skills. Cconfirmed opening speakers include

    Ben Mason from Global Bridge (opening up new pathways between employers and recruits in the North east),
    David Willett, Corporate Director of t…READ MORE

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  • 1st Data Orchestration Platform with Multi-cloud Analytics AI @Alluxio

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    Alluxio is a well-known name among the world’s top internet companies. In fact, 7 out of the top 10 internet companies use open-source data orchestration technology developed by Alluxio. The launch of Alluxio 2.0 at the recent AWS Summit in New York announces a lot more power in it. The open-source …READ MORE

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  • IUR policy scrapped amid Microsoft channel partner feedback

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    Microsoft has dropped planned policy changes that would have compelled Microsoft channel partners to pay for software they have been using under internal use rights licenses.

    Amid considerable partner dissent, Microsoft on July 12 rolled back its plan to cut  IUR licenses, a move that would have…READ MORE

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