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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


  • 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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  • Fintech Bud cuts 20% of workforce

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    The fintech company behind HSBC’s open banking features has cut 20% of its workforce of about 100 as it strives to recruit different types of people.

    Fintech Bud said the cuts are part of a process of refocusing its business. Mainly support staff will be cur with continued investment in softwar…READ MORE

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  • RPA series: Appian - creating an integrated robotic workforce with RPA

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    This is a guest post for the Computer Weekly Developer Network written by Sathya Srinivasan, principal solutions architect at Appian — and this story forms part of a series of posts on CWDN that dig into the fast-growing topic of Robotic Process Automation (RPA).

    Appian is known for its low-cod…READ MORE

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  • The true value of IoT data insight within the cold chain

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    Businesses continue to demand easy access to larger, more detailed quantities of data because the initial capture of information on products and areas of the supply chain only scratches the surface of business opportunities that data can provide. There are vast amounts of untapped value from many re…READ MORE

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  • Oracle Java SE 13, lucky for faster cadence feature preview fans

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    Oracle has announced the availability of Java SE 13 (JDK 13) during the company’s Oracle Open World conference and exhibition in San Francisco.

    Java Platform Standard Edition (Java SE) is used by software application developers to develop code for desktop and server environments – Java purist…READ MORE

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  • Smart meters are the key to going net zero by 2050

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    According to a landmark UN report compiled by the world’s top scientists, the climate crisis is damaging the ability of the land to sustain humanity, with cascading risks becoming increasingly severe as global temperatures rise, writes Expleo’s Rachel Eyres.

    In response to the growing public pr…READ MORE

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  • DevOps needs more perspective and humility

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    DevOps started as a grass-roots movement led by practitioners. The motives were pure, and focused simply on finding better ways of doing things for the good of everyone involved in software delivery.

    In recent years, though, DevOps has become increasingly commercialised. Software vendors and serv…READ MORE

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  • Skyroam Solis X ‘smartspot’ portable hotspot

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    Now that we have Wi-Fi at home and at work, good options for global cellular roaming and (for times when neither of those are accessible) we also have Wi-Fi portable hotspots too.

    One would imagine that we might stop there, but no.

    Skyroam has already produced the Skyroam Solis, but has now tr…READ MORE

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  • The Enterprise Data Fabric: an information architecture for our times

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    This is a guest blogpost by Sean Martin, CTO and co-founder, Cambridge Semantics

    The post-big data landscape has been shaped by two emergent, intrinsically related forces: the predominance of cognitive computing and the unveiling of the data fabric architecture. The latter is an overlay atop the …READ MORE

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  • Putting print security on the C-Level agenda

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    Data breaches are rarely out of the headlines and compliance pressure, such as the introduction of GDPR, means security remains high on the corporate agenda. Cyber threats and data breaches are no longer the sole domain of the IT department, they must be considered at board level as the repercussion…READ MORE

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  • Customer Statements About Next-Gen Zoho One @Zoho

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    This is the last post in the series covering what customers have to say about Next-Gen Zoho One and also the pricing part. The first post in the series is Next-Gen Zoho One Can Transform Enterprise Journey @zoho. The second post is Business Transformation Is The Mantra of Next-Gen Zoho One @Zoho and…READ MORE

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  • How To Spot a Faker

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    It wasn’t too long ago that a friend, someone I respect, told me that everyone lies on their resume. Perhaps many people are fakers, in the lowercase-f sense.

    But what about someone who is entirely a faker?

    By faker, I mean someone who cannot do the work. To a hiring manager, at best, this per…READ MORE

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  • 10 Oracle Code One 2019 sessions to check out

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    As Oracle Code One 2019 kicks off in San Francisco, I hope you’ve already logged into the Oracle Open World (OOW) schedule builder and booked yourself into all of the sessions you want to attend. Unlike smaller conferences where you can easily slide into any session that has open seats, OOW tightly …READ MORE

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  • 4 New 1903 Known Issues 9/13/2019

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    There’s been a LOT of action on the Windows 10 1903 Known Issues lately. Thus we see 4 new Known Issues 9/13/2019. They include Wi-Fi issues for some specific Intel and Broadcom adapters, additional start menu and Windows search gotchas, an Input Method Editor (usually related to special keyboard en…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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  • 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

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  • 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

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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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  • 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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