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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).


Government Wants User Download Data from Apple, Google

September 8, 2019 - We’ve written more than once about government efforts – in the name of fighting crime, of course – to track down everyone in a particular area where the crime was committed. But there’s a new wrinkle. The Department of Justice and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Department are now working to obtain a court order...... READ MORE


  • Understand how to secure IoMT devices against cyberthreats

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    When it comes to the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), healthcare providers have powerful tools at their disposal for capturing and contextualizing vast troves of data useful for improving care outcomes and driving profitability. Securing your IoMT network is critical to not only the benefits of yo…READ MORE

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  • ScyllaDB powers up Alternator: an open Amazon DynamoDB API

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    Companies normally keep things pretty quiet in the run up to their annual user conferences, so they can pepper the press with a bag of announcements designed to show how much market momentum and traction that have going.

    Not so with ScyllaDB, the company has been dropping updates in advance of i…READ MORE

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  • RPA series: IFS - Up, up and RPAway!

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    This is a guest post for the Computer Weekly Developer Network written by Bob De Caux, director of AI and RPA at IFS.

    IFS is known for its industrial cloud software deployments with a specific focus in areas including Field Service Management (FSM), Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) and Enterpr…READ MORE

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  • There is nothing new in IT

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    Once a new technology becomes mainstream the industry needs to find a new thing to sell its customers. It’s been this way since the time IBM provided big metal boxes with integrated software and called the system a mainframe. The recently introduced z15 is the latest version of this approach to IB…READ MORE

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  • A Cybercommunity Safety Partnership to address On-line Harms and Abuse

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    We need a coalition of the willing to preserve confidence in the safety of the on-line world.
    I am attempting to convene a local Community Safety Partnership, using voluntary co-operation between community groups and charities to join up front-line delivery across the silos of central and local gov…READ MORE

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  • How to be [more] effective

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    If you work in an a corporate office and rely on people to be effective, then the calendar at right may be familiar to you.

    And make no mistake, you do rely on other people. It might be to get more clear requirements, or get new builds, new test environments or new packages installed. No matter w…READ MORE

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  • Cycling Power Fixes Wireless Weirdness

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    A week ago, I acquired an ASUS RT-AX88U wireless access device to replace a failing RT-AC68U. Today, suddenly and unexpectedly, all of my older wireless adapters found themselves unable to connect to that device. That is, all of my 802.11ac devices kept working fine, but none of my 802.11n devices (…READ MORE

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  • September 2019 Activity Contest (NEW AWARDS!)

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    Bring your flannels out of the attic and grab your pumpkin beverage of choice, because it’s time for fall! That’s right folks, we’re getting into the swing of things, and before we know it, it’ll be 2020.

    Before we get there, I need a few months to enjoy my favorite season. Why not celebrate …READ MORE

    Tom Curtin785 pointsBadges:
  • Commvault’s Hedvig throw of the dice

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    Commvault’s $225 million purchase of software-defined storage maker Hedvig looks like a rational move given the way the backup market is changing.

    But it also looks like a massive and potentially expensive gamble for Commvault, which saw revenues decreases and losses posted in its recent first …READ MORE

    Antony Adshead7,430 pointsBadges:
  • Pure Storage revenue growth belies NAND pricing worries

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    Pure Storage earnings were a mixed bag this week. The flash storage vendor said revenues grew 28% last quarter, but it cut revenue guidance for the second consecutive call, blaming imbalanced NAND pricing as the main culprit.

    The latest number comes on the heels of  disappointing Pure Storage re…READ MORE

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  • That don’t impress Ma much

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    Over to Hangzhou now, where the richest man in China has thrown himself the mother of all retirement bashes by performing in front of an audience of 60,000 employees.
    Alibaba founder Jack Ma donned a studded leather jacket and shades as he “sang” You raise me up with incoming company CEO Danie…READ MORE

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  • A Deep Learning experience was the spark for Evolution AI: Fintech interview 27

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    Evolution AI is creating machines that can read documents in any language so humans don’t have to and is taking some decision making out of their hands as well.

    The company is one of the increasing number of startups that target the banking sector as a main customer base, but are not actually p…READ MORE

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  • Could Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings' ‘secret’ data sharing plan work?

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    Prime minister Boris Johnson and his controversial special advisor, Dominic Cummings, are “secretly” working on a plan to gather citizen data from across Whitehall to be used for targeting communications to people in the run-up to Brexit, according to a report from Buzzfeed News.

    Computer Wee…READ MORE

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  • Is robotic process automation software hitting the wall?

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    Robotic process automation software is a stop-gap measure for a business’ integration problems and serves as a bridge to digital transformation but falls short of being transformational on its own.

    That’s the view of Francis Carden, vice president of digital automation and robotics at Pegasystems…READ MORE

    John Moore4,145 pointsBadges:
  • Emergence of Big Data AI


    Not long ago, big data was one of themost talked about tech trends, as was artificial intelligence (AI). But, in case people need a reminder of how fast technology evolves, they only need to consider something newer — big data AI. It combines elements of both technologies. AI allows computers to p…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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  • Hyper-V VM IP address

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    Saw a question about getting the Hyper-V VM IP address.

    One thing with Hyper-V is that the VM has to be running for you to retrieve the IP address.

    Once you VM is running you can get the IP address

    PS> Get-VM -Name W19ND01 | select -ExpandProperty NetworkAdapters | select VMname, Name, I…READ MORE

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  • Cloud Migration and Data Warehousing

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    Over the last year Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting been working on creating a new data warehouse for renowned non-profit, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.  The data warehouse centralizes patient data from all the counties that the foundation serves to improve reporting and i…READ MORE

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  • The boom of automation and where it's heading


    Business automation is booming as organisations shift to a digital-first model with the aim of improving customer experience and increasing productivity at an unprecedented scale, all while driving down costs.

    Automation is already helping to improve customer interactions in data-rich industry se…READ MORE

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  • Government Wants User Download Data from Apple, Google

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    We’ve written more than once about government efforts – in the name of fighting crime, of course – to track down everyone in a particular area where the crime was committed. But there’s a new wrinkle.

    The Department of Justice and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Department are now…READ MORE

    Sharon Fisher9,660 pointsBadges:

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