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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


  • HID Woes Cause Overkill Win10 Repair

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    How’s this for irony? Two days ago, I wrote a story for SearchEnterpriseDesktop explaining what to do if a mouse and/or keyboard go missing in Windows. Yesterday morning, when I sat down at my primary PC, my user interface was totally bollixed. Ultimately, I determined the cause was a failing wirele…READ MORE

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  • 22 Information Security Projects For An Organization

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    Information security is the utmost priority for any business these days. While there are a number of projects that a CIO/CTO/CISO can initiate in his organization, few are important to keep on top of the agenda. These projects are not a one-time activity. These are of continuous nature. They basical…READ MORE

    Jaideep Khanduja17,670 pointsBadges:
  • 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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  • Commercialising Innovation - scaling tech start-ups

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    Innovation and innovative people are spread evenly around the globe. But there is more of an uneven challenge to bring products and services successfully to market. Many times this is due to a lack of resources or funding and sometimes a lack of a supportive ‘community’. Hence all the ‘Silicon…READ MORE

    Rob Bamforth530 pointsBadges:
  • Mambu: successful holistic systems start as well-structured monoliths

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    The Computer Weekly Developer Network is running a mini-series of posts related to the rise of what we have called the ‘holistic’ application.

    Not perhaps a formally defined technology industry term, the holistic application is an app that has arisen in the age of cloud with containerisation, mic…READ MORE

    Adrian Bridgwater14,040 pointsBadges:
  • Integrated communications extends UC capabilities

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    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:
  • Apple Authorized Service Provider program: ComputerCare's story

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    What’s life like in the Apple Authorized Service Provider program?

    The example of ComputerCare, a computer repair and IT consulting firm with offices in Santa Clara, Calif. and Seattle, sheds some light on that topic. ComputerCare has been an Apple Authorized Service Provider, or AASP, since 2008…READ MORE

    John Moore3,065 pointsBadges:
  • Kubecon 2018: The rise and rise of Kubernetes

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    In this guest post, Jon Topper, CTO of DevOps and cloud infrastructure consultancy The Scale Factory, on how the growing maturity of Kubernetes dominated this year’s Kubecon.

    KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe, a three day, multi-track conference run by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF)…READ MORE

    Caroline Donnelly5,470 pointsBadges:
  • Now that’s what I call compliance II

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    Nobody’s been able to get in contact with Downtime’s marketing manager since our discovery of a GDPR-themed Spotify playlist back in March, but his driving licence was found by the Royal Thai Police in the aftermath of a Full Moon Party in Ko Pha-ngan late last month, which is bizarre because he…READ MORE

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  • Data protection as a competitive advantage

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    By now, many consumers in Asia and elsewhere would have received at least a couple of e-mails from merchants asking for consent to continue receiving marketing messages under Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that kicked in today.

    As a law that transcends Europe’s borders, th…READ MORE

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  • serverless computing


    Serverless computing is an event-driven application design and deployment paradigm in which computing resources are provided as scalable cloud services. Continued…

    Quote of the Day
    “If executed correctly, a serverless architecture can save development teams time when pushing out new features a…READ MORE

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  • What the T-Mobile-Sprint merger means for IoT

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    It’s no secret that T-Mobile and Sprint are talking merger. However, other wireless carriers — and even some nontraditional competitors — have focused their attention on developing advanced solutions for the internet of things instead. So, how will this merger affect enterprise mobility and IoT co…READ MORE

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  • ZertoCON 2018: IT resilience takes center stage

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    BOSTON – At the first ZertoCON in 2016, analyst John Morency said that “IT resilience” is becoming the new “disaster recovery.” The concept at the time stressed continuous availability and proactively avoiding all recovery situations, versus just being able to recover from huge disasters.

    Two y…READ MORE

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  • Why one expert doesn’t think AI will take over the world

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    Every time a robot does something that humans deem to be suspicious, a debate is sparked about when artificially intelligent beings will take over the world.

    There have been more than enough films about it, ranging from Terminator and iRobot to more recent films such as ExMachina, to name just a…READ MORE

    Clare McDonald5,480 pointsBadges:
  • It’s time to stop stalling on women in STEM

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    In this guest post, Sheila Flavell, COO of FDM Group discusses the problems faced by women in the Stem industries.

    The gender pay gap reporting process has left many companies facing difficult questions about how women are treated within the workforce. Although the results have caused embarrassme…READ MORE

    Clare McDonald5,480 pointsBadges:
  • Microsoft subscriptions aren't right for everyone

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    With the push to deliver Office and Windows as services, Microsoft subscriptions will be a reality in most IT departments one way or another. But not all organizations are good candidates for going all-in.

    Microsoft will continually update Windows 10 rather than release another version going forw…READ MORE

    Alyssa Provazza1,435 pointsBadges:
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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:

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