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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).


Facebook’s Private Setting No Shield in Forman Case

April 18, 2018 - If you’ve been revealing secrets on Facebook and thinking that you’re okay because your messages and postings are private, not public, think again: a recent court case ruled that attorneys could rule to more easily discover private as well as public Facebook material. The case is Forman vs. Henkin, and the court that so ruled,...... READ MORE


  • Spectrum auction is fair to whom, asks CMA

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    Ofcom’s rebuttal to a Communications Management Association opinion in Computer Weekly regarding proposals for the upcoming spectrum auction for so-called 4G licences has drawn further comment from the CMA. Ofcom’s response left it wondering whether the auction process, which it described as “fair”,…READ MORE

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  • Twitter hacked: "Unemployed Single Mom"

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    As the whole of Britain relaxes to watch Andy Murray take on Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon, it seems that a hacker has managed to infiltrate Twitter, causing a wave of spam tweets featuring the words “unemployed single mom” and a random series of cash amounts you can earn working from home.Hacking group…READ MORE

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  • Will government ever accept that it needs to learn from its mistakes?

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    Yesterday, the government reluctantly agreed to share with the public a series of documents on the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) controversial Universal Credit programme.

    I say reluctantly, because work and pensions secretary Esther McVey, like a stroppy child stomping her feet in protes…READ MORE

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  • Evapordation

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    I don’t know how many other people experience it but there’s plenty of times I’ve gone to find data and it’s vanished, disappeared, gone. You know where you saved it, know where you put it but it just ain’t there no more. I call this Evapordation – the process by which data vaporises. Unfortunately,…READ MORE

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  • Top IT & Telecom Spending Sectors - Large Enterprises

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    Top 10 Sectors Account for 70% of Total Spend.
    Public administration tops the spend on IT & Telecom by large UK enterprises (1000+ employees).  In 2017 public administration contributed over 20% of all such spend.  The top 3 spenders represent almost a half of the UK outgoings.  This i…READ MORE

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  • Can Too Much Of Something Be Bad?

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    TMI or Too Much Information is a popularised phrase of recent years, that isn’t normally related to IT (well, at least not the sort of IT I’m involved in), but it is very much a truism.

    Big data, data analytics, ya de da, all relating to the reality that we are (and have been) collecting Petashed…READ MORE

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  • How Lego Education tries to encourage kids into Stem through play-based learning

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    Lego Education, the more serious branch of the Lego enterprise, aims to provide teachers and other education providers with fun ways to engage children with science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem) subjects.

    To us, it may just be a toy we have long left in our childhood, but the makers …READ MORE

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  • Microsoft revives MAID with Pelican, but tape can still sleep easy

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    A decade ago storage journalists were quite keen on a new technology around at the time. That was MAID – Massive Array of Idle Disks – which were basically disk-based backup target devices with lots of drives that could be spun down when not in use and so were suited to infrequently-used data.

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  • Is the Facebook furore another piece of Fake News

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    The story of how Cambridge Analytica used Facebook data collected by an Academic intermediary to supposedly help Remain “steal” the UK referendum campaign and Trump “steal” the US Presidential campaign can be read at many levels with many different questions.

    What was so offensive/different abo…READ MORE

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  • How can we tackle the unconscious bias faced by women in Stem?

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    In this contributed blog post Maria McKavanagh, COO of Verv  discusses unconscious bias in the technology industry and how we can tackle this issue faced by women every day. 

    While we are seeing a tangible rise in the number of companies committing to gender equality, the issue of gender bias…READ MORE

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  • Calling the odds

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    I’ve had some interesting conversations recently with Professor Fred Piper regarding risk probability. The discussion started because I was concerned about assessments of risk probability, as one might routinely use to populate a risk heat map or risk register.

    What’s the problem? For me, it…READ MORE

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  • Tech talent soars as specialisms thrive in digital age

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    In this guest blog post Andrew Gardner, senior divisional director at Reed Technology, discusses what technology talent the UK will need in a digital age. 

    Although we’re only a few months into 2018, the growth of the tech sector shows no signs of slowing down. The ways businesses are using te…READ MORE

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  • Why GDPR provides the opportunity for greater data collaboration

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    This is a guest blogpost by Jim Conning, Managing Director of Royal Mail Data Services (RMDS).

    The forthcoming 25 May implementation date for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is focusing businesses on the whole topic of customer data. How can they ensure that they are compliant and a…READ MORE

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  • 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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  • Red Hat goes big on interoperability-ness

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    Red Hat changes its tagline from time to time, but this year the firm appears to happy being labelled as ‘the world’s leading provider of open source solutions’ — perhaps, with Microsoft and so many others picking up the flame, Red Hat feels it need to state its aim with such simplicity.

    Brandin…READ MORE

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  • Windows Server 2019 RDSH is a go

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    Remote Desktop Session Host is coming to the Windows Server 2019 preview and official release, Microsoft has confirmed.

    The Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH) role was not available in the first preview build of Windows Server 2019 that Microsoft released to the Insiders Program in March. At that…READ MORE

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  • Lloyds slashes more jobs and people as fintech is deployed battle of the cost bases

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    Another 49 branches and 305 jobs have gone as Lloyds bank replaces people and premises with digital services as part of the current battle of the cost basses being fought in the retail banking sector.

    The cuts include people serving customers in branches as well as those working in the 49 branche…READ MORE

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  • TechTarget's weekly roundup (4/9 - 4/16)

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    Security image via FreeImages
    Ransomware is finally king of the hill — albeit an ignominious hill — as the most prevalent type of malware found in attacks, according to the 2018 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report.

    1. Ransomware threat tops Verizon Data Breach Report – Michael Heller (…READ MORE

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  • Being the Remote Employee

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    I have worked under a few different employee structures in my tech lifetime — all employees on site and in the office all of the time, all employees in the office except for that outsourced team (which quickly grows into several), everyone remote and working from the office or wherever they feel li…READ MORE

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  • Forecasting the future of the unified communications industry

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    New trends are reshaping the unified communications industry as organizations embrace the cloud and employees push new methods of collaboration. These trends are influencing the direction of UC vendor portfolios and introducing new technology, such as AI, into the workplace:

    1. Digital transforma…READ MORE

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