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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).


Australian Archivists Worry About ‘Digital Dark Ages’

June 24, 2019 - What with “but her emails” and government officials using applications like Signal to avoid having records of communications, it’s easy to forget that, actually, data doesn’t last forever. That’s what people are finding out in Australia, where the National Archives of Australia made headlines recently by saying it expected to lose access to some of...... READ MORE


  • John Suffolk's grilling by MPs exposes the tech industry's troubling amorality

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    In an astonishing and frankly unprecedented turn of events before the Science and Technology Select Committee this week, Huawei chief security officer John Suffolk was branded a “moral vacuum” by Conservative MP Julian Lewis.

    Lewis was questioning Suffolk over his knowledge and acceptance of Huaw…READ MORE

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  • Cloud migration: A step-by-step guide

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    In this guest post, Paul Mercina, director of product management, at datacentre hardware and maintenance provider ParkPlace Technologies offers a step-by-step guide about how, what and when to move to the cloud.

     The benefits of using cloud are multiple, but the process of migrating a company…READ MORE

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  • Getting Started with Agile


    For something to be agile, it must be able to move quickly and easily. In other words, efficient and effective movement that’s adaptable to changing scenarios. As such, it’s not surprising that Agile is the name of the project management method that software developers flock toward.

    When a pr…READ MORE

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  • New iOS features and other announcements from Apple WWDC 2019

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    Apple announced many new features for iPads, iPhones and more at its Worldwide Developer Conference this week.

    While announcements such as iOS 13’s dark mode and the $999 price tag for the Pro Stand desktop display stand garnered attention, there were plenty of announcements regarding new iOS fea…READ MORE

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  • ‘A breath of fresh air’ for Gov.uk Verify?

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    Three months ago, the Government Digital Service (GDS) appointed the first ever director of digital identity, Lisa Barrett – tasked with taking on the troubled Gov.uk Verify programme.

    Barrett arrived just as the National Audit Office found that “it is difficult to conclude that successive de…READ MORE

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  • American Medical Collection Agency breach impact reaches 20 million

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    A third medical testing company announced it has been impacted by the American Medical Collection Agency data breach, putting the total number of patients potentially affected at 20 million.

    In an 8-K form filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, OPKO Health, Inc., said 422,600 cus…READ MORE

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  • Why the real value of AI in business is in automating backend tasks

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    For all the hype around artificial intelligence (AI), and the excitement around some of its potential – personal assistants that develop a personality, robot-assisted micro surgery, etc. – it is arguably adding most value to businesses in less glamorous, but ultimately more valuable, ways, says …READ MORE

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  • June 2019 Activity Contest

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    I know, I know. The Stanley Cup is happening too. Hockey needs a little more love on these blog posts, but I’m a diehard basketball fan, okay? Plus the stock photo team colors match for the NBA finals, so it was too good not to pick.

    Anyway, we switched things up for May’s activity contest, i…READ MORE

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  • AWS month in review: Updated Lambda execution environment on its way

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    AWS this month said it will update the execution environment for Lambda and Lambda@Edge. Lambda runs on top of the Amazon Linux OS distribution, which AWS will move to version 2018.03 in July. AWS has also begun to highlight its niche managed satellite service Ground Station, as the first two statio…READ MORE

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  • Is Kubernetes the new OpenStack?

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    This past week at the CNCF’s KubeCon event in Barcelona, the attendance was 7700+ attendees, the most in the event’s history. Based on the open source Kubernetes project, which celebrated it’s 5th anniversary, many thought leaders have begun to identify it as the operating system of the cloud.


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  • GitHub Sponsors pledge to OSS developers sparks debate

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    GitHub has created a way to empower and financially compensate open source developers, and it could reshape the open source software development model – for better or worse.

    The version control service provider’s GitHub Sponsors service, unveiled at the company’s Satellite conference in Berlin …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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  • Effect vs. affect; amorous cats

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    Which is correct?
    A manager’s level of emotional intelligence _______ the entire office.
    a. affects
    b. effects

    Answer: a

    As a verb, affect means to influence. Effect, as a verb, means to cause or to bring about. A manager’s level of emotional intelligence definitely influence…READ MORE

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  • Meet the women on the Software Powerlist

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    The Makers Academy coding bootcamp recently put together a list of 30 women in the software industry to showcase the sector’s female talent.

    Out of the many women who were put forward for consideration, a handful were chosen to represent the best young females in software engineering based on …READ MORE

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  • Google focuses more on steering the Android ship than righting it

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    Google has been a frequent target of criticism over security and privacy issues and how Android security updates filter out to users, butthe scale of its products has led Google to focus more on steering the ship rather than righting it.

    Consider Android: an ecosystem of 2.5 billion active device…READ MORE

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  • BakkerElkhuizen UltraBoard 950 Wireless Compact Keyboard

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    The BakkerElkhuizen UltraBoard 950 Wireless Compact Keyboard is difficult to pronounce and requires a full lung-full of air to say in one go… but it’s a piece of kit that stands out for a number of reasons and this is the story of why.

    Before telling you about some of the features and feel… l…READ MORE

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  • What AWS and Azure’s cloud market growth says about IT

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    Amazon and Microsoft’s cloud market revenues continue to grow at a torrid pace, reflecting IT departments’ increased comfort and reliance on cloud computing services.

    Azure revenue, which is counted among Microsoft’s Intelligent Cloud business division, grew 73% in Q1 2019. Intelligent Cloud sa…READ MORE

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  • Predictions for Edge Computing in 2019

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    Edge Computing Image via Adobe

    By James Kobielus (@jameskobielus)


    Edge computing is the future of the cloud, and it’s the ecosystem in which all future devices will operate and within which they’ll engage with users and each other to optimize our lives 24×7.


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  • A review for “CCDE The Practical Guide.”  

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    When it comes CCDE certification preparation, unlike CCIE exams it’s hard to get instant gratification as CCDE certification happens to be theoretical and one certainly will not be engaged in configuring the real gears.  

     Often those who come from hands-on experience find it hard to measure th…READ MORE

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  • Lush gives up on social media

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    Since the birth of social media platforms, brands have been carefully adapting their marketing strategies to reach the cool kids on whatever their chosen channel of choice.

    From MySpace, to Facebook, to Snapchat and beyond, it is widely known social media is a powerful tool in the hands of retai…READ MORE

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