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Yottabytes: Storage and Disaster Recovery by Sharon Fisher

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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).


Year in Preview 2020: Storage, the New Electricity

January 13, 2020 - The problem with storage becoming a commodity is that people stop thinking about how important it is. If you look at the various predictions for 2020 – and people are loving to make them, because “2020” is such a cool number – hardly any of them explicitly mention storage, and the ones that do typically...... READ MORE


  • 2020: The year IoT really gets to work

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    IoT devices have changed the way we live. Now, they are reshaping work.

    There’s a lot of hype around IoT devices. But the hype is about to get real. The technology that we use to help us at home has made its way into the office. And it’s about to change the way we work in monumental ways.


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  • Self-Inflicted Spurious $SysReset Folder

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    Ah, the many wrinkles of Windows 10. I just learned about one (wrinkle, that is) that users can foist upon themselves. Occasionally, I run the Settings → Update & Security → Recovery → Reset this PC → Get Started button, to see if a cloud-based reset option appears. Most of the time the …READ MORE

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  • Systems integrators emerge as key mobile SFA channel

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    The mobilized sales force automation market will edge toward $4 billion by 2023 and systems integrators will serve as the main channel partner in that growing field.

    A report from Frost & Sullivan, a market research firm based in Santa Clara, Calif., forecasts the North American mobile SFA ma…READ MORE

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  • Business AI needs to focus on psychology, not technology

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    There’s no doubt now that AI works, and it can work very well indeed – as a technology, at least. And as one of our recent research projects reported, AI-based machine learning (ML) is increasingly being used to automate (or part-automate) complex processes such as logistics planning and IT networ…READ MORE

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  • MariaDB goes bigly on cloud-native smart apps

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    MariaDB Corporation is upping its cloud-native playbook.

    At the same time, MariaDB is aiming to up its approach to so-called ‘smart’ applications., so before we define the parameters at play here, let’s look at the news.

    The database company’s mysteriously named MariaDB Platform X4 is …READ MORE

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  • Qualys offers GPS guidance for developers at the application security crossroads

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    All developers care deeply about application [development] security.

    Okay, that’s perhaps not always strictly true… let’s try again.

    All developers care deeply about application functionality and speed, which they then carry through to a secondary level of concern related to Ops-level ap…READ MORE

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  • I was wrong

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    Earlier in the week I wrote a post, Why Johnny Can’t Agile. The post made a point that we might consider giving up on “saving” legacy code bases. That is, code without unit tests, with a high change failure rate, where a change in one place might break another. Perhaps it is all just too hard,…READ MORE

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  • Get Huawei done

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    The BBC’s Dan Walker has sat down with Boris Johnson to probe him over all manner of hot topics, including the government’s decision to let Huawei build its 5G telecoms infrastructure.
    Having dismissed a doting US dossier, this was Johnson’s chance to put our minds at ease. How would he allay…READ MORE

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  • Windows 7: Don’t cry for me

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    It may have gone unnoticed with the January 14 end of support deadline for Windows 7, but Microsoft’s 10 year old OS, had one last Patch Tuesday update. And , surprise, surprise, this included a critical security update for the CVE-2020-0611, that the NSA reported is a remote desktop vulnerability…READ MORE

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  • Moving forward, data science needs a holistic approach


    Data science is a relatively new entry into the scientific fold. In general, all of science is concerned with data in the grander scheme of things, but data science has a much broader focus and tends to make much greater use of machine learning and sophisticated algorithms in order to parse data and…READ MORE

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  • January 2020 Activity Contest

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    Happy New Year Everybody!

    We hope you had a fantastic 2019, and are looking forward to launching into an even better 2020. However, as we transition into the new year, we have some unfinished business from last year to take care of: announcing your December 2019 ITKE Commu…READ MORE

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  • The rise of 5G, entertainment in cars and increased focus on privacy

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    This is a guest post by Srinivasan CR, chief digital officer, Tata Communications

    No matter how much technology keeps evolving, making predictions about the future is always a risky business. But with growing digital transformation efforts, there are some areas where advances are more likely. He…READ MORE

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  • Plantronics Voyager Focus UC B825 Bluetooth Headset

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    Sometimes it’s the unexpected things that make a user like a technology product or service.

    You’d expect a £200 (approx) pair of headphones to be better than a £100 pair, but when it comes to Plantronics latest range of cans, we actually preferred the cheaper unit and would like to suggest …READ MORE

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  • IT Career Energizer Podcast

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    A couple of weeks ago I was on the IT Career Energizer Podcast. During the course of the episode, we’ll cover some career highlights, where I think IT is doing in the next few years and all other sorts of things IT Career-related.

    You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple (the episode is here) o…READ MORE

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  • Year in Preview 2020: Storage, the New Electricity

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    The problem with storage becoming a commodity is that people stop thinking about how important it is. If you look at the various predictions for 2020 – and people are loving to make them, because “2020” is such a cool number – hardly any of them explicitly mention storage, and the ones that …READ MORE

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  • 2020 The year of VOIP assisted on-line fraud

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    The Internet as we know began with a DARPA three way trial of Voice over IP using a Packet Radio Van to simulate the needs of the military for secure mobile communications. The wheel has come full circle. VOIP has not only taken over from analogue telephony it is also at the heart of digital imperso…READ MORE

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  • Make 2020 the year of your programming side hustle

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    GoDaddy just sent me a notice to renew the domain names I registered right around this time last year. This micro-aggression was an unwanted reality-check and reminded me that the passion project I worked diligently on for two days during last year’s holiday season has sat untouched ever since. I’ve…READ MORE

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  • Here we go again - strap yourself in for the next 10-year ride in digital government transformation

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    There’s a new UK government, one with a comfortable majority, and it’s clear it wants to use that advantage for radical change.

    The new prime minister says the government has “a mission to modernise” in order to “renew our country”.

    “The old arguments about government are now out…READ MORE

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  • When does the state of quantum computing become relevant for CIOs?

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    Is there a reason normal CIOs should be thinking about the state of quantum computing? It depends on how one defines normal, was Brian Hopkins’ answer. Hopkins is a Forrester Research analyst who focuses on emerging tech.

    “It’s very much dependent on the industry you’re in. We think the first bre…READ MORE

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  • The big disconnect: Print and digital in the future workplace

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    Quocirca’s Global Print 2025 second edition report reveals a significant gap between office workers and IT decision makers in their expectations of the future converged print and digital workplace.

    The second edition Quocirca’s landmark Print 2025 study extends research to include the perspe…READ MORE

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