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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).


Facebook’s Private Setting No Shield in Forman Case

April 18, 2018 - If you’ve been revealing secrets on Facebook and thinking that you’re okay because your messages and postings are private, not public, think again: a recent court case ruled that attorneys could rule to more easily discover private as well as public Facebook material. The case is Forman vs. Henkin, and the court that so ruled,...... READ MORE


  • Cloudistics: you had me at programmatically extensible

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    What the cloud computing industry needs is an increasing number of platforms, right?

    Okay perhaps not, platform plays are already many and multifarious in their nature and the formally defined cloud layer of Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) already has its place firmly etched into the global taxonomy…READ MORE

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  • Building the central nervous system of IIoT

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    Machines function much like organs in the human body. The brain is the command center, and the central nervous system is responsible for connecting information received from the five senses: sight, smell, touch, taste and hearing. Your smarts aren’t worth much without the awareness of your environme…READ MORE

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  • Code reviews and Iron Scripter

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    Many organisations use code reviews to help ensure a quality outcome. At the recent PowerShell Summit we ran a scripting competition – Iron Scripter. I’ve had a thought on how code reviews and Iron Scripter have something in common. Something that could lead to a better code review.

    Iron Scri…READ MORE

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  • Applying AI: Accenture exec cites customer opportunities

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    The task of applying AI, digital thread and augmented reality to here-and-now business challenges is much on the mind of Mike Sutcliff, group chief executive at Accenture Digital. Sutcliff discussed those technologies with SearchITChannel in a recent email interview. Here are some excerpts from that…READ MORE

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  • Facebook's Private Setting No Shield in Forman Case

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    If you’ve been revealing secrets on Facebook and thinking that you’re okay because your messages and postings are private, not public, think again: a recent court case ruled that attorneys could rule to more easily discover private as well as public Facebook material.

    The case is Forman vs. H…READ MORE

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  • Veeam and Pure Storage team up on data protection, production

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    Four months after the release of Veeam’s Universal Storage API, Veeam and Pure Storage have teamed up to streamline data protection and storage, and speed recovery.

    The integration — initiated through the API — between the Veeam Availability Platform and the Pure Storage FlashArray allows joint…READ MORE

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  • When it comes to mobile spectrum, it's time for Three to get over itself

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    I was hugely pleased today to see that despite the possibility of another legal roadblock in the Court of Appeal, telecoms regulator Ofcom is going to move ahead and lay the groundwork for the long-delayed auction of two massive slices of radio spectrum, one to support enhanced 4G mobile networks, a…READ MORE

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  • Robert Morgan, RIP

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    The sad news that outsourcing pioneer Robert Morgan recently died is a great loss to a great many people.I was with Robert a couple of weeks ago so it was a huge shock to hear of his sudden death.Robert is best known as co-founder of sourcing advisory Morgan Chambers, which cornered its market. It …READ MORE

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  • Using cloud to help public transport operators put passengers first

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    In this guest post, Craig Stewart, vice president of product management at cloud integration provider SnapLogic, spells out why the more traditional transport operators need to take a leaf out of their cloud-native competitors’ books to stay relevant and in-touch with changing customer demands. 


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  • Bridging the CIO-CMO gap

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    This is a guest post by Peter Duffy, CTO, Sumerian
    British consumers are increasingly bombarded with a constant stream of companies attempting to bring their latest deals and products to their customers’ fingertips.
    This has fantastic implications for both parties involved, however in orde…READ MORE

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  • GDS needs to prove it can still transform government after loss of data policy to DCMS

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    I met Mike Bracken, the first leader of the Government Digital Service (GDS), in 2011, not long after he had started the job, for an off-the-record briefing about his ambitious plans to overhaul IT in Whitehall.

    He asked me which online service I would highlight as an example of best practice and…READ MORE

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  • Blended security threats require a unified response

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    The new mantra today is that it is not if your organisation will suffer a security breach, but when. In a recent survey released during Infosec Europe 2013, 93% of large organisations reported that they had been breached in the past year, as did 87% of small organisations. And the report also shows …READ MORE

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  • Did I miss anything?

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    Don’t be alarmed, I am still alive! After a long absence I’m back after an unofficial hiatus. Past six months have been particular busy and it’s been awhile, but that’s always the risk of writing a blog when you have a full time job, a life and a family. So, I’m back and better than ever, well at le…READ MORE

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  • Goodnight, and good luck

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    I’m sad to say that this will be my last post here on Computer Weekly’s Social Enterprise, so I’m afraid I must bid you farewell. I don’t know what’s going to happen here, whether someone else will take over or whether the archives will be preserved in aspic. But I do know that I’m sad to see the …READ MORE

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  • Phishing for beer

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    Security researchers have identified several commonly used phishing attack vectors to lure unsuspecting users into a false sense of security, where they inadvertently give away personal information to complete strangers.

    “Vishing” is the use of voicemail to solicit a return call in which a user i…READ MORE

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  • Are small businesses coming round to the cloud?

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    The uptake of the cloud among small businesses hasn’t been as strong as some experts originally expected. According to the research from managed services provider Claranet, more medium-sized companies are using cloud services (60%) than smaller businesses (44%).But Matthew Thornington at solar elect…READ MORE

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  • Borderless blockchain collaboration to change how software is developed

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    The gaming industry has, despite its roots in technology, so far failed to adopt a collaborative model. But that may be about to change.

    Gamers are known as among the most passionate of the world’s digital communities and more games are being released than ever before. This wealth of releases b…READ MORE

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  • Cleantech: viable, thriving and future-oriented

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    A new report from audit specialist Grant Thornton paints an upbeat picture of the cleantech sector’s future prospects which is in stark contrast to that of most global industries.

    The report, “Capturing opportunity: Cleantech business booms around the world”, reveals that privately held busine…READ MORE

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  • Spectrum auction is fair to whom, asks CMA

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    Ofcom’s rebuttal to a Communications Management Association opinion in Computer Weekly regarding proposals for the upcoming spectrum auction for so-called 4G licences has drawn further comment from the CMA. Ofcom’s response left it wondering whether the auction process, which it described as “fair”,…READ MORE

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  • Twitter hacked: "Unemployed Single Mom"

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    As the whole of Britain relaxes to watch Andy Murray take on Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon, it seems that a hacker has managed to infiltrate Twitter, causing a wave of spam tweets featuring the words “unemployed single mom” and a random series of cash amounts you can earn working from home.Hacking group…READ MORE

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