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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).


CFO Found Guilty in HP-Autonomy Case

May 21, 2018 - OMG. Can our long international nightmare be over? HP won a criminal case against Autonomy, the e-discovery vendor it bought in 2011 for more than $10 billion, of which it had to write off $8.8 million, claiming that the U.K. company had inflated its value. Sushovan Hussain, “the former chief financial officer of Autonomy Corp....... READ MORE


  • The need for a World Cybersecurity Organization

    editorial Blog

    Cyberthreats continue to impose an ever-bigger danger across the fabric of our society. Governments around the world are waking up to this harsh reality and, as with global warming, this can best be dealt with at an international level.

    The time has come to create an intergovernmental organizatio…READ MORE

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  • XenMobile MAM covers all bases as Citrix joins AppConfig Community

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    It’s no longer Citrix and Microsoft vs. the world in the MAM market.

    Not too long ago, Citrix was the only third-party vendor that could manage Microsoft Office 365 mobile apps, and all the other major players promoted native OS-level mobile application management (MAM) through membership in the …READ MORE

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  • Okta CEO: identity is the challenge of our time

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    Enterprise identity firm Okta used its Oktane 2018 conference and exhibition to release a number of new products and explain what it means by the term ‘contextual’ access management in relation to deeper use of authentication controls in corporate environments.

    Okta founder and CEO Todd McKinno…READ MORE

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  • Win10 NetBIOS Names Get Weirder

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    Last Friday, I observed in a post here that machine names appeared case sensitive in RDP. Indeed they are — kind of — and in other places, too. This includes the ancient and venerable PING command, a go-to utility to check connectivity between IP hosts. In trying to get all of my PCs to show up o…READ MORE

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  • How to 'git cherry-pick' from another branch to your own

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    In a previous tutorial, we took a look at how to cherry-pick a commit on the current branch, but one of the ancillary questions that commonly arises is how to perform a git cherry-pick from another branch. The topic of how to git cherry-pick from another branch, along with what the result of such an…READ MORE

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  • Reducing Stress from Work

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    Imagine for a moment that you step into a therapists office, complaining of stress. You ask what to do and the therapist asks you for your ideas. You suggest running, watching a ball game, taking a nap, having a few beverage with friends, talking a walk, or watching TV. The therapist replies “It so…READ MORE

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  • HPE storage still on its Nimble high

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    Hewlett Packard Enterprise extended its impressive storage turnaround last quarter.

    For the second straight quarter, HPE storage revenue increased 24% year-over-year – jumping to $912 million for the period. Now, that includes revenue from Nimble Storage that HPE didn’t own the year before, s…READ MORE

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  • After us the drought of democracy?

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    The BBC cover of a report from the Environment Agency warning of serious water shortages by 2050 while sufficient to supply 20 million consumers is being wasted prompted an attack of déjà vu. Similar statements were made in the 1970s and led to the formation of the Regional Water Authorities. So I…READ MORE

    Philip Virgo3,970 pointsBadges:
  • Math for Marketers


    Q: Are You Spending Enough on Marketing?

    A word problem for marketers

    Let’s say the analysts who make market forecasts believe your category in the technology market will be $1B next year.  Most markets that analysts cover are larger than that, but we will keep the example simple and our numb…READ MORE

    Jonathan Brown315 pointsBadges:
  • Why journalists and whistleblowers need to understand infosecurity

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    An online training initiative promises to make information security accessible and understandable to journalists, confidential sources and whistleblowers.

    Snowden’s revelations of the extent of UK and US state surveillance were a wake-up call to journalists, sources and whistleblowers to take i…READ MORE

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  • Build, Deploy & Iterate is the ‘new’ Extract, Transform & Load

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    Alfresco Software has updated its open source process automation, content management and information governance software.

    The immodestly named Alfresco Insight Engine creates dashboard-style statistics and data trend reports that previously required what the company decries as more arduous and ti…READ MORE

    Adrian Bridgwater14,025 pointsBadges:
  • What would Karl Marx make of Silicon Valley?

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    It’s the bearded one’s 200th birthday this year. Much of the mainstream media has marked the occasion, including the Financial Times, that pre-eminent “capitalist” newspaper.

    Why should Computer Weekly be any different? After all, one of our more distinguished alumni is Paul Mason, these …READ MORE

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  • Android bites Apple in UK, iPhone X marks the spot in China

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    The smartphone sales results are in: Android continues to bite chunks out of Apple in UK and France, while iPhone X is eating Android in the East. 

    The latest ComTech Smartphone OS Market Share report from Kantar Worldpanel reveals some interesting insights into how Apple and Android handsets ar…READ MORE

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  • CIOs need to nurture raw IT talent to power the future economy

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    Each year, with the publication of A-level results, hundreds of thousands of school leavers embark on a journey that ultimately fuels the talent pool feeding the UK economy. Some argue that a generation brought up on the internet have different expectations of work than previous generations. But,…READ MORE

    Cliff Saran9,450 pointsBadges:
  • Integrated communications extends UC capabilities

    editorial Blog

    Organizations that want to drive greater value from their unified communications deployment should look to integrate communications into other parts of their business.

    Integrated communications extends the value of UC capabilities, such as messaging and video conferencing, by bringing them to oth…READ MORE

    Katherine Finnell2,050 pointsBadges:
  • Some types of artificial intelligence aren't ready for their close-up

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    Michael Ringman, CIO at TELUS International, has a unique vantage point on artificial intelligence and how the technologies under the AI umbrella are developing. He’s helping build an artificial intelligence competency for TELUS’s customer contact center and for its IT services company, which suppo…READ MORE

    Nicole Laskowski6,140 pointsBadges:
  • Pivotal's IPO highlights concerns about Dell's debt resolution

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    Pivotal Software’s intention to go public once again draws attention to Dell Technologies’ ongoing efforts to pay down the mountain of debt incurred with its whopping $67 billion acquisition of EMC in October 2015.

    Dell has attacked this problem from a number of angles, mainly the sale of softwar…READ MORE

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  • PowerShell parameter sets

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    PowerShell parameter sets allow you to control which parameters can be used together. If a parameter isn’t in the parameter set you’re trying to use you’ll get an error message.
    PS> Get-VM -Name XYZ -id (New-Guid)
    Get-VM : Parameter set cannot be resolved using the specified named paramet…READ MORE

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  • The sky is the limit for UK tech – as long as we embrace diversity

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    In this contributed blog post, Russ Shaw, founder of Tech London Advocates & Global Tech Advocates explains that the UK’s tech ecosystem has the potential to be the best in the world, as long as diversity is part of the picture. 

    Over the past five years, the UK tech sector has reached unpre…READ MORE

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  • CFO Found Guilty in HP-Autonomy Case

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    OMG. Can our long international nightmare be over? HP won a criminal case against Autonomy, the e-discovery vendor it bought in 2011 for more than $10 billion, of which it had to write off $8.8 million, claiming that the U.K. company had inflated its value.

    Sushovan Hussain, “the former chief f…READ MORE

    Sharon Fisher9,250 pointsBadges:

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