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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).


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Glass Storage Comes to Life Again

June 20, 2018 - Every couple of years, it seems like everyone has to lose their minds over glass storage. In 2012, Hitachi demonstrated using glass for storage, saying it could end up being a product by 2015. Or, at least, once they figured out how to make something to read it. Yes, that would be a problem, unless...... READ MORE

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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

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  • 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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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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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

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  • 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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  • Scality gets $60m but keeps quiet about what it’ll spend it on

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    French object storage specialist Scality recently raised $60m of funding, but what will that money go towards?

    The company – most well-known for its RING object storage product – is in the middle of efforts to achieve “multi-cloud” operations, in which customers can operate within and bet…READ MORE

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  • Are Millennials the Best Thing to Happen to IT?

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    In this contributed blog post, Mark Settle, CIO of Okta, talks about millennials and how they have changed the technology industry.

    The millennial generation, born between the early 1980s to the mid-1990s, is widely recognised for being at the forefront of the technological revolution sweeping th…READ MORE

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  • Chasing Grace Project spotlights women in tech

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    Poet Lauren Zuniga is featured in Episode 1 of the Chasing Grace Project, a documentary series about women in tech.
    Photo by Beth Pariseau, TechTarget
    Diversity Luncheons have popped up with increasing frequency, but in the thirteen years I’ve been a tech reporter I’ve avoided them like the plag…READ MORE

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  • Great Customer Testimonials Can Have Long Legs

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    Every PR person loves customer testimonials – especially when they’re legitimate and authentic. But when your client’s customer says something that is very specific and quantifiable – it can be magic and can sometimes catapult your client into the business press, allowing them to obtain even…READ MORE

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  • Robert Morgan, RIP

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    The sad news that outsourcing pioneer Robert Morgan recently died is a great loss to a great many people.I was with Robert a couple of weeks ago so it was a huge shock to hear of his sudden death.Robert is best known as co-founder of sourcing advisory Morgan Chambers, which cornered its market. It …READ MORE

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  • The IT - Business Alignment Paradox

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    A lot has been written on this subject over the years and has also been intensely debated in various circuits. The task of aligning IT with business has probably been the most talked-of topic in the IT Management area. Quite a few seminars and talks on this subject that I attended, did talk of a hos…READ MORE

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  • Bridging the CIO-CMO gap

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    This is a guest post by Peter Duffy, CTO, Sumerian
    British consumers are increasingly bombarded with a constant stream of companies attempting to bring their latest deals and products to their customers’ fingertips.
    This has fantastic implications for both parties involved, however in orde…READ MORE

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  • Blended security threats require a unified response

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    The new mantra today is that it is not if your organisation will suffer a security breach, but when. In a recent survey released during Infosec Europe 2013, 93% of large organisations reported that they had been breached in the past year, as did 87% of small organisations. And the report also shows …READ MORE

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  • Did I miss anything?

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    Don’t be alarmed, I am still alive! After a long absence I’m back after an unofficial hiatus. Past six months have been particular busy and it’s been awhile, but that’s always the risk of writing a blog when you have a full time job, a life and a family. So, I’m back and better than ever, well at le…READ MORE

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  • Goodnight, and good luck

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    I’m sad to say that this will be my last post here on Computer Weekly’s Social Enterprise, so I’m afraid I must bid you farewell. I don’t know what’s going to happen here, whether someone else will take over or whether the archives will be preserved in aspic. But I do know that I’m sad to see the …READ MORE

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  • Are small businesses coming round to the cloud?

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    The uptake of the cloud among small businesses hasn’t been as strong as some experts originally expected. According to the research from managed services provider Claranet, more medium-sized companies are using cloud services (60%) than smaller businesses (44%).But Matthew Thornington at solar elect…READ MORE

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  • Cleantech: viable, thriving and future-oriented

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    A new report from audit specialist Grant Thornton paints an upbeat picture of the cleantech sector’s future prospects which is in stark contrast to that of most global industries.

    The report, “Capturing opportunity: Cleantech business booms around the world”, reveals that privately held busine…READ MORE

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