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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).


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Schneider USB Malware Scare

September 17, 2018 - We’ve talked before about security issues involved with USB drives, but here’s a new one: A vendor alerting us to malware on a USB drive that it’s shipping with its product. Schneider Electric recently notified users of its Conext Combox and Conext Battery Monitor that USB removable media shipped with the products may have been...... READ MORE

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  • Preserving Cleanmgr.exe for Future Use

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    Last week, I posted news about the pending deprecation of Disk Cleanup, aka cleanmgr.exe. I’m still not sure that the program is really going to vanish from Windows 10. But if it does, I’ve learned what’s involved in preserving cleanmgr.exe for future use. Because Disk Cleanup is a pretty simp…READ MORE

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  • Time is up for vSphere 5.5 users: Upgrade or pay to stay

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    LAS VEGAS – A large portion of VMware customers face a decision as the end of support for vSphere 5.5 draws near: Risk foregoing commercial support and security updates or pay up for a 12-month support extension.

    With just a couple weeks left until the Sept. 19, 2018 deadline, organizations are…READ MORE

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  • IoT technologies pave the road to the context-aware smart home

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    In today’s smart home, smart speakers are a Trojan horse, where their proliferation contributes to overall smart home awareness. In many homes, a smart speaker is the inaugural device which inspires homeowners to add additional devices, such as lightbulbs or thermostats, to control using voice comma…READ MORE

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  • Surprising Secrets of Social Media

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    About ten years ago, a new job category emerged: The Social Media Manager. This is a person that “does” social media for a brand, such as Ivory Soap, HBO, or Old Spice. Twitter, for example, was one of the first Social Media platforms used to “Social Media Marketing.” I have a few thousand f…READ MORE

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  • Cloud storage startup Wasabi Technologies raises $68 million

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    Newcomer Wasabi Technologies will try to build up its brand recognition and take on the Big Three public cloud providers after raising $68 million in Series B funding.

    “You don’t go up against Microsoft, Google and Amazon with pocket change,” said David Friend, Wasabi CEO and founder.

    Th…READ MORE

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  • The importance of binning idols

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    The art of 3D printing has suffered a setback in Kuwait, after pressure from hysterical clergymen forced the closure of its local Doob 3D store with accusations of idolatry.
    The company offers a service that creates toy models of its customers using 3D-scanning technology, and having looked at the …READ MORE

    Ryan Priest460 pointsBadges:
  • A battle between big tech firms and banks can only help fintechs

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    Banks need fintechs more and more as satisfaction with their customer services remains low, while a large portion of customers are open to an Amazon-like banking service. Banks can’t become like Amazon and Google themselves but they can use third parties to be able to interact with customers like …READ MORE

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  • IBM open source ‘anti-bias’ AI tool to combat racist robot fear factor

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    Developers using Artificial Intelligence (AI) ‘engines’ to automate any degree of decision making inside their applications will want to ensure that the brain behind that AI is free from bias and unfair influence.

    Built with open source DNA, IBM’s new Watson ‘trust and transparency’ sof…READ MORE

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  • Fighting dengue fever with AI

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    Singapore’s National Environmental Agency (NEA) is roping in Alphabet life sciences research outfit Verily’s technology to separate male mosquitoes from female ones in an ongoing project to tackle dengue fever.

    Dubbed Project Wolbachia, the multi-year project aims to curb the female mosquito …READ MORE

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  • PowerShell v6.1

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    PowerShell v6.1 was released last week – there’s no big ticket items like v6.0 but a lot of bug fixes and minor improvements.

    You can download from https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell/releases

    and find the release notes at

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/scripting/what…READ MORE

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  • Developer blockchain tools are on-chain & off-chain

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    Document exchange and transaction management company Amalto has come forward with early adopter options for its Platform 6 enterprise application framework.

    This developer toolset is designed to allow programmers to create blockchain-based transactional applications.

    It is blockchain-agnostic …READ MORE

    Adrian Bridgwater15,180 pointsBadges:
  • buffer overflow

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    Buffer overflow is what happens when a program or process attempts to write too much data to the buffer, a segment of computer memory reserved for temporary data storage. Continued…

    Quote of the Day
    “We are still seeing a lot of the same techniques to hack applications as we have previously se…READ MORE

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  • PASS Summit 2018 Speaker Idol Contestants

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    Today is the day that I have the privilege of announcing the PASS Summit 2018 Speaker Idol contestants.  The contestants have been grouped into three groups, with each of groups presenting on either Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.

    The groups that we have for the PASS Summit 2018 this year are:

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  • The boom of automation and where it's heading

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    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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  • What the GAO Report missed about the Equifax data breach

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    The Government Accountability Office did its part to deliver some closure regarding the Equifax data breach by way of a newly published report on the now-infamous security incident.

    The GAO report offers a comprehensive look at the numerous missteps made by Equifax, which allowed attackers to mai…READ MORE

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  • Cisco to acquire Viptela

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    Cisco said it would acquire SD-WAN vendor Viptela Inc. in a deal valued at $610 million. The transaction, expected to close later this year, will fortify Cisco’s existing SD-WAN portfolio with additional cloud-based services, the company said in a blog post.

    “Viptela’s technology is cloud-first, wi…READ MORE

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  • Warning: Password policy reaction may offend (Humor)

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    A friend of mine recently had to inform his staff of a new password policy requiring all of the following: Upper and lower case letters, a number, a special character, at least 12 characters in length and had not been used in the last six months. Someone sent him this meme in reply:
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  • HA Applications Ensure Business Operations - An Interview

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    We are in conversation with Jerry Melnick, President & CEO, SIOS Technology Corp. Jerry is responsible for directing the overall corporate strategy for SIOS Technology Corp. and leading the company’s ongoing growth and expansion. He has more than 25 years of experience in the enterprise and high…READ MORE

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  • AWS balances GA of Aurora Serverless with new instance types

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    The end of summer is typically slow for the IT world, but AWS this month continues to expand its horde of instance types, and lay the groundwork for a future where its customers won’t even bother with VMs.

    The cloud vendor rolled out more instance options and made Amazon Aurora Serverless general…READ MORE

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  • Schneider USB Malware Scare

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    We’ve talked before about security issues involved with USB drives, but here’s a new one: A vendor alerting us to malware on a USB drive that it’s shipping with its product.

    Schneider Electric recently notified users of its Conext Combox and Conext Battery Monitor that USB removable media s…READ MORE

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