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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).


What Could You Do With a Stolen DNA Database?

June 7, 2018 - A DNA testing database was apparently hacked sometime last fall, but it wasn’t nearly as interesting as it could have been. It wasn’t one of the more well-known sites like 23andme or ancestry.com. It also wasn’t the GEDmatch site that law enforcement used to track down the so-called “Golden State Killer”a few months back. It...... READ MORE


  • The SAP link in Cirque du Soleil’s Toruk

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    Fans of Cirque du Soleil’s highly-anticipated Toruk – The First Flight were encouraged to whip out their smartphones during the performance in Singapore recently – with full blessings from the production team.

    You heard that right – instead of putting their personal devices away during th…READ MORE

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  • Let it burn

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    This week, we suppose we’re meant to have some kind of sideways take on Downtime icon Elon Musk selling flamethrowers to his lamewad fans, but documenting this man’s hijinks is starting to become as gruelling as working for him.

    It’s so difficult to predict Musk’s next move. Not long ago,…READ MORE

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  • Net Neutrality


    Net Neutrality is the principle that data packets on the internet should be moved impartially, without regard to content, destination or source. Continued…

    Quote of the Day
    “The previous rules required internet service providers, or ISPs, to provide equal treatment for all traffic on their net…READ MORE

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  • It's GDPR Day. Let the privacy regulation games begin!

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    May 25, 2018 was “GDPR Day;” the day enforcement of the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation began; the day so many information security professionals have been preparing for over the past two years; the day so many have been anticipating and fearing.

    GDPR Day is a day many hav…READ MORE

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  • How did Elizabeth Holmes do it?

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    The October 2015 cover of Inc. Magazine featured Elizabeth Holmes, the pioneering CEO of Theranos. Holmes had discovered a way to take a hundred-plus blood tests in one – in a fraction of the time, from the prick of a finger instead of a vial-per-test. The technology even had the potential for home …READ MORE

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  • Looking Ahead - Less Focus on Nodes

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    Back in 2013, I was introduced to a young kid that was the CTO of a startup called CoreOS. His name was Brandon Phillips and he told us that he was building a new type of Linux that had a very small footprint, was focused on containers, and was automatically updated for security. The founders at Cor…READ MORE

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  • JEDI cloud contract looms large for customers, providers

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    Public sector IT and private sector IT can be very different animals, but a looming decision by the Department of Defense has the potential to send shock waves through both sides of the IT world.

    The Department of Defense is preparing to accept bids for a potential 10-year, $10 billion Joint Ente…READ MORE

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  • What Could You Do With a Stolen DNA Database?

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    A DNA testing database was apparently hacked sometime last fall, but it wasn’t nearly as interesting as it could have been.

    It wasn’t one of the more well-known sites like 23andme or ancestry.com. It also wasn’t the GEDmatch site that law enforcement used to track down the so-called “Gold…READ MORE

    Sharon Fisher9,275 pointsBadges:
  • The hunt is on for a new BT CEO, but who would fill Gavin Patterson's shoes?

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    Facing negative PR all around after announcing a strategic realignment that is to see 13,000 employees made redundant and the closure of its central London HQ after over 100 years, even the good stuff (such as pivoting the organisation towards full-fibre broadband at long last) that BT CEO Gavin Pat…READ MORE

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  • 5 reasons the Microsoft, GitHub acquisition makes sense

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    After weeks of speculation and rumor, Microsoft has agreed to acquire GitHub, the hosting service for version control using the Git version control system developed by Linux creator Linus Torvalds, for $7.5 billion. There are various views on why this move may not work, but here are several reasons …READ MORE

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  • Researchers use EHR data to predict opioid prescriptions

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    EHR data can help healthcare providers identify which patients in a hospital were most likely to be prescribed opioids after discharge, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

    According to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in 2016, more tha…READ MORE

    Tayla Holman960 pointsBadges:
  • Top Apple iOS 12 features helpful for the enterprise

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    Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference this week showed some iOS 12 features that could be exciting for Apple users in the enterprise.

    Several features of the new iOS may help improve productivity for business users, by limiting distractions and improving workplace communications.  Apple’s iOS 1…READ MORE

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  • A UK Strategy for the 4th Industrial Revolution?

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    The Education Select Committee of the House of Commons has invited evidence for an enquiry into the challenges posed and opportunities presented by the Fourth Industrial Revolution: “Characterised by the emergence of a range of new technologies including artificial intelligence, robotics and the i…READ MORE

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  • Think practically about software modernization

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    Some businesses start software modernization projects to add sophisticated features, such as artificial intelligence and mobility, but that may be akin to icing a moldy cake. Businesses can add new application architectures, technologies and platforms as separate projects, but experts say they


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  • Stem gender pay gap can only be addressed by closing the skills gap

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    In this contributed blog post, Simon Jones, innovation director at Black Pepper, discusses how closing the tech skills gap can contribute towards closing the gender pay gap.

    Nearly fifty years after equal pay legislation came into force, in April the UK conducted the largest gender pay declarati…READ MORE

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  • June 2018 Activity Contest

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    Summer image via FreeImages
    Wow – we’re almost halfway through 2018 already. Can you believe that? Pretty soon fall and winter will be here but let’s enjoy summer first. And there’s also one more thing that you can take pleasure in: It’s the start of a new activity contest! But let’s take a look …READ MORE

    Michael Tidmarsh63,270 pointsBadges:
  • Bare-metal instances augment AWS' IaaS options

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    Infrastructure was AWS’ focus in May, as the cloud provider made good on several of its promises with features that provide more diverse compute options — including some that directly challenge two of its biggest foes.

    Customers in five regions can now use EC2 bare-metal instances, which enable …READ MORE

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  • Fintech professional’s tech predictions: 9- Gamers monitored by businesses and authorities

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    Here is the ninth in a series of tech prediction for the next five years from a fintech contact of mine.

    Previous blog posts in this series predicted: that tech firms will soon need government certificates if producing news content, some of the cyber security risks associated with smart energy me…READ MORE

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  • Splitting into pairs

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    During my session on scriptblocks at Summit 2018 I showed how to split a string into pairs of values

    Start with this string

    PS> $str = ‘Jack,Jill,Bill,Ben,Eric,Ernie,Cagney,Lacey’

    You want the string split in the commas – but every other comma so you get pairs if values separated by a …READ MORE

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  • SQL query engine - Presto change-o Starburst

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    The trend that sees the SQL query engine appearing on Hadoop, is just the start of a movement; the SQL query engine running on data other than HDFS may follow. If these trends portend fitful change for users, they also affect vendors.

    One vendor’s journey here is particularly telling. Starburst D…READ MORE

    Jack Vaughan6,125 pointsBadges:

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