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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).


Hacked Biometric Database Could Cause Problems

August 18, 2019 - About a year ago, it was discovered that a DNA database was hacked. At least, sort of. It was just email addresses of the users of the DNA database, not any of the DNA itself. And everyone heaved a huge sigh of relief at that, because losing data like that would be really bad. Now,...... READ MORE


  • Mid-life crisis was the trigger for Funding Options’ fintech dating platform: Fintech interview 26

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    Funding Options is a fintech that started out with the aim of being like a MoneySuperMarket for business lending said Conrad Ford, CEO and founder, at the company. It later became more like a dating site, he added.

    Ford had spent most of his career working in banking including at a large investm…READ MORE

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • PowerShell v7 preview 3

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    PowerShell v7 preview 3 is now available from https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell/releases

    Breaking changes seem to be confined to non-Windows platforms with the removal of the kill alias on Stop-Process and support for pwsh as a login shell

    The big new item is the –parallel parameter …READ MORE

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  • What to expect from Pluralsight LIVE 2019

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    The Computer Weekly Developer Network (CWDN) team is fond of craft beer, Mormon temples, clean air and an opportunity to dig into cloud-based enterprise technology learning platforms.

    That’s lucky then, because CWDN is off to Pluralsight Live 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

    Part of the burgeon…READ MORE

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  • Why Photography?

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    Twenty-five years ago while a Civil Air Patrol cadet, I could get a cheap disposable camera, spend a week at camp, and take around twenty pictures “per roll.” I could then pay for a process called “developing the film” and after a three to four day wait, discover that only two or three photos …READ MORE

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  • 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

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  • 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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  • Protect IoT bare dies and wire bonds for high reliability

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    As IoT devices gain greater acceptance within mission critical industries such as industrial, medical and aerospace, product integrity and reliability are of the highest order. Bare chip or die protection is at the top of the list for ensuring IoT reliability and product integrity.

    IoT devices –…READ MORE

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  • From Action Fraud to Action Plans

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    1 Action Fraud had an impossible task
    The Times undercover investigation at Action Fraud  has led to a rash of publicity, both tabloid  and professional . The only surprise is that it has taken so long to expose the mismatch between public expectations  and delivery.

    Action Fraud’s own webs…READ MORE

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  • Care For Data Accuracy? Go For Golden-Record-As-A-Service @Naveego

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    With the launch of next-generation data accuracy platform by Naveego, it has marked another landmark in the respective field. This NextGen data accuracy platform with self-service MDM and advanced security features shows Golden record across the comprehensive Enterprise data systems. In fact, this m…READ MORE

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  • Defender PowerShell Hash Mismatches Fix Coming

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    Last month,  I wrote a blog post here about co-called “corrupt file” messages originating in SFC /scannow. On Friday, August 16, Microsoft published a support note on this issue. It not only explains and acknowledges the problem, it also promises a fix. The good news is that fix will take the form …READ MORE

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  • VMware on Azure

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    The recent announcement that VMware will be available within Azure makes for a really interesting announcement.  It brings a great on-prem solution (VMware) that the admin teams already know and use extensively, into the Azure Cloud.  In a perfect work apps that are moving into the cloud should be…READ MORE

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  • 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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  • How C3M is easing multi-cloud management

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    Managing and securing access to multiple public cloud services can be a challenge for enterprises that are embarking on a multi-cloud strategy.

    Besides making sure that only authorised members of the IT team are granted access to cloud services, there’s also a need to implement controls to prev…READ MORE

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  • Hacked Biometric Database Could Cause Problems

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    About a year ago, it was discovered that a DNA database was hacked. At least, sort of. It was just email addresses of the users of the DNA database, not any of the DNA itself. And everyone heaved a huge sigh of relief at that, because losing data like that would be really bad.

    Now, some data like…READ MORE

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  • 3-2-1 Backup Strategy


    The 3-2-1 backup is a reliable recovery methodology for ensuring that data is protected adequately and backup copies of the data are available when needed. Continued…

    Quote of the Day
    “Off-site backup has always been a key piece of the 3-2-1 Rule of Backup: three copies of data, on two differe…READ MORE

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  • IBM floats another cloud strategy

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    Gartner’s latest magic quadrant report on cloud infrastructure puts IBM in the bottom left quadrant, as a niche player, alongside Oracle and Alibaba. IBM is hoping the £34bn it has spent on buying Red Hat will propel its cloud infrastructure strategy.

    IBM’s core enterprise customers do not nec…READ MORE

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  • God is a fridge

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    A teenage girl has turned to her family’s smart fridge in a desperate quest to reach Twitter followers, after her mum confiscated her electronic devices one by one.
    The 15-year-old, known to her online friends as Dorothy, was initially stopped from tweeting from her Ariana Grande fan account when…READ MORE

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