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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).


New Zealand border phone searches cause outcry

October 9, 2018 - We’ve had this in the U.S. for a while, but now it’s happening elsewhere: Enter New Zealand, and either be willing to hand over your smartphone and password, or pay a $3200 fine. “New laws that came into effect in New Zealand on October 1 give border agents ‘…the power to make a full search of a...... READ MORE


  • Ctera Networks snares $30 million in Series D funding round

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    Ctera Networks CEO Liran Eshel said his cloud file system company became cash flow positive this year, but it grabbed $30 million in new funding to grow as part of a booming market.

    Ctera Networks raised $30 million in Series D growth equity funding to expand its global sales and delivery organiz…READ MORE

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  • Would businesses embrace Google+ as a corporate social network?

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    Google plans to shut down its consumer-oriented Google+ social networking service and focus on a corporate social network for enterprise customers. The tech giant made the announcement last week after it was revealed the company failed to disclose a security breach that exposed the data of nearly 50…READ MORE

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  • 4 spooky internet of things goblins and how to outsmart them

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    As a passionate advocate for the internet of things, I have long touted its ability to deliver tremendous business benefits, even as I have remained somewhat dismayed at the slower-than-expected rate of adoption. With so many spooky headlines about cybersecurity attacks and data breaches caused by v…READ MORE

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  • Mystery around Trend Micro apps still lingers one month later

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    It’s been a little over a month since several Trend Micro apps were kicked out of the Mac App Store by Apple over allegations of stealing user data, but several crucial questions remain unanswered.

    To recap, security researchers discovered that seven Trend Micro apps were collecting users’ browse…READ MORE

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  • Print Scan Drivers Move to Windows Update

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    Here’s an interesting note, with interesting implications about Windows 10 version 1809. Entitled “What’s new in printing in Windows 10, Version 1809” (dated 10/4/2018) it explains that print scan drivers move to Windows Update. That note explains further:
    Prior versions of Windows included basic p…READ MORE

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  • PASS Summit 2018 Speaker Idol Judges

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    It’s with great fanfare that I’m able to announce our PASS Summit 2018 Speaker Idol Judges. Our judges this year are folks we’ve had has judges before, and I’m thrilled that they’ve all agreed to be judges of all four speaker idol events.

    Our Judges this year are:

    Allan Hirt

    Joey …READ MORE

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  • Ping tests with Pester

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    Last time I showed how to test your internet connectivity by retrieving a set of information about your network. This  time I’ll show you how to use that information so that you can run a series of ping tests with pester.

    When you’re testing network connectivity you usually:

    ping the lo…READ MORE

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  • TechTarget's weekly roundup (10/8 - 10/15)

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    How has your company used assistive AI to improve existing processes? Find out why focusing on augmented human intelligence may yield the best business results in this week’s roundup.

    1. Augmented human intelligence: Using AI to streamline business process – Kas…READ MORE

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  • Moby Mart – The “store of the future” or just a fun idea?

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    During a discussion at Tech by Retail Week in summer of 2018, the co-founders of the unmanned moving store Moby Mart talked about how they believe the “store of the future” will be solar powered, have no staff and will move at customer’s convenience.

    The store, which is on wheels and moves …READ MORE

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  • What is optimisation-as-code?

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    There’s code optimisation, which, obviously, is a process where software application developers focus on an existing code base and work to improve it in terms of its total number of executable lines, its demands upon memory and other system resources such as its need to perform input/output (I/O) …READ MORE

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  • What I learnt from taking part in unconscious bias training

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    Anyone who plays a part in promoting diversity in the technology industry will have heard of unconscious bias training, and earlier this year I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to take part in the unconscious bias training that CA Technologies has provided to all of its 2,000 employees i…READ MORE

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  • Container-native, it’s now ‘a thing’

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    San Francisco headquartered software analytics company New Relic has acquired Belgian container and microservices monitoring firm CoScale.

    Neither firm is essentially open source in its core approach, but the technologies being interplayed here essentially are.

    CoScale’s expertise is in moni…READ MORE

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  • To the brave new world of reactive systems and back

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    Most of the articles on reactivity thoroughly explain reactive programming, but only briefly mention its another implementation – reactive systems. It’s time to turn the thing around. Reactive systems represent a good part of reactivity and draw particular attention in the today’s IT world bec…READ MORE

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  • The fintech interview: Part 4 Akoni

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    In my latest fintech interview meet London based Akoni, a company which offers SMEs a platform that provides functionality normally reserved to large corporate treasury departments.

    Read how Akoni’s platform links SMEs to banks and automates the process of finding the most appropriate account t…READ MORE

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  • Enterprise digital transformation: How CIOs can drive business growth

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    Digital transformation is becoming a reality for many organizations: IDC forecasts worldwide spending on technologies and services that drive enterprise digital transformation to soar past $1 trillion in 2018. As a result, CIOs must be more mindful of overall business needs when implementing digital…READ MORE

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  • Cisco announces new version of CCIE SP Written and Lab Contents with version 4.1

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    Recently Cisco updated the blueprint for the Cisco CCIE Service Provider Written & Lab exams, the new CCIE SP version 4.1 is only about 10% different than its preceding version 4.0. The exam format still remains the same, the CCIE SP written exam number also remains the same (400-201) and the CC…READ MORE

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  • No Cloud Over VDI!

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    Unsurprisingly, whatever the IT genre and whatever the weather, cloud is always on the horizon right now.

    One of several top meetings I had last week within IP Expo’s confines was with Morteza Esteki of Liquidware (glamorously assisted by Jane Rimmer of Hiviz Marketing of course, from an original…READ MORE

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  • Algorithm gets cancelled

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    Amazon has had to rein in the artificial intelligence it was using to help vet job applicants after picking up on its male chauvinist tendencies.
    As is the case with its human bigot counterparts, the recruitment engine’s evident hatred of women was a learned behaviour. Most of the applications ov…READ MORE

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  • translation lookaside buffer (TLB)


    A translation lookaside buffer (TLB) is a memory cache that stores recent translations of virtual memory to physical addresses for faster retrieval. Continued…

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    “TLB-splitting segregates the portion of a computer’s memory where a program stores its data from the portion where i…READ MORE

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  • Blockchain for Mere Mortals

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    If you’re anything like me, you’ve heard a lot about Blockchain. According to some, it is a distributed ledger technology that will make middle-person companies like Airbnb, Uber, Turo, and Taskrabbit obsolete. Others claim Blockchain will enable people to securely document their land ownership,…READ MORE

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