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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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Another Bitcoin storage fraud, this time in China

November 30, 2019 - The CEO of a Chinese Bitcoin exchange, International Data Access Exchange (IDAX), has vanished with the keys, leaving all its balances inaccessible — to anyone but himself, presumably. “Following the official announcement ‘Announcement of IDAX withdrawal channel congestion’ on November 24, We announce Urgent notice about current situation of IDAX Global,” noted the company’s website....... READ MORE

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  • Time is up for vSphere 5.5 users: Upgrade or pay to stay

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    LAS VEGAS – A large portion of VMware customers face a decision as the end of support for vSphere 5.5 draws near: Risk foregoing commercial support and security updates or pay up for a 12-month support extension.

    With just a couple weeks left until the Sept. 19, 2018 deadline, organizations are…READ MORE

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  • What does an IT person do? Answers from around the globe

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    The holiday season is fast approaching, when IT and DevOps professionals around the world answer a perennial question at the family dinner table: What does an IT person do?

    While you might only face down this puzzled, “But what does an IT person do?” question at Thanksgiving or a particularly chi…READ MORE

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  • SAP squashes any idea of a Salesforce bid

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    Regardless of whether the reports of Salesforce possibly seeking a bidder represent only rumors, SAP stated something as a fact:

    It won’t buy Salesforce.

    “We have zero interest in Salesforce.com,” said Bill McDermott, SAP’s CEO. McDermott spoke to reporters and other attendees during a Q&…READ MORE

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  • The Samsung Digital Discovery Centre has been relaunched at the British Museum

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    Ten years after it was first introduced, the Samsung Digital Discovery Centre has been relaunched at the British Museum after an update to install new technology and create new digital experiences for visitors.

    Alongside the updated room, the British Museum and Samsung have launched a new learnin…READ MORE

    Clare McDonald7,175 pointsBadges:
  • 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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  • Another one bites the dust: Bauer’s departure from NHS England highlights public sector-wide issue

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    NHS England’s chief digital officer (CDO) jumping ship to join the private sector is the latest example of one of the key issues facing digital and technology projects across the public sector, namely staff retention.

    The news that NHS England’s CDO Juliet Bauer is leaving the health service …READ MORE

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  • Smart meters are the key to going net zero by 2050

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    According to a landmark UN report compiled by the world’s top scientists, the climate crisis is damaging the ability of the land to sustain humanity, with cascading risks becoming increasingly severe as global temperatures rise, writes Expleo’s Rachel Eyres.

    In response to the growing public pr…READ MORE

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  • The boom of automation and where it's heading

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    Business automation is booming as organisations shift to a digital-first model with the aim of improving customer experience and increasing productivity at an unprecedented scale, all while driving down costs.

    Automation is already helping to improve customer interactions in data-rich industry se…READ MORE

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  • SIPOC diagram

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    A SIPOC (suppliers, inputs, process, outputs, customers) diagram is a visual tool for documenting a business process from beginning to end prior to implementation. Continued…

    Quote of the Day
    “Two tools are useful when doing a value stream map: a SIPOC (suppliers, inputs, process, outputs, cus…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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  • Currents - Talking Data End-of-Year Podcast 2018

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    In this end-of-the-year edition of the Talking Data podcast, Senior Executive Editor Ed Scannell joined me to speak with Mike Matchett, founder and principal analyst of the Small World Big Data consultancy, as we rambled through some of the signal events of big data in 2018.

    Mergers and acquisiti…READ MORE

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  • Setting out the target for diversity

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    GUEST BLOG: As companies continue to face an enormous digital skills gap, Helen Wollaston, Chief Executive of WISE, the campaign for gender balance in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), calls on industry leaders to set targets to increase representation of women in tech in this contr…READ MORE

    Clare McDonald7,175 pointsBadges:
  • The Trending Store, a data-led retail popup

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    A new popup store has opened in Westfield London to use data collected from social media to sell only products that are trending in real time.

    By partnering with tech firm Nextatlas, the store will track over 400,000 accounts across the internet known for being early trend adopters or innovators …READ MORE

    Clare McDonald7,175 pointsBadges:
  • 'Gen V' attacks: The next cybersecurity problem?

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    In a recent online presentation, Check Point Software Technologies founder and CEO Gil Shwed stated that “we are at an inflection point” when it comes to cybersecurity.

    Shwed’s statement came on the heels of Check Point’s release of its 2018 report that found 97% of surveyed companies were unprep…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

    Explanation:
    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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  • 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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  • Dodging a Data-Driven Debacle

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    Volkswagen alerts us to missing ethical thinking in the otherwise powerful concept of data-driven business. Thanks Guys!

    One of the most intriguing examples of being supremely data-driven came recently from, of all places, the automobile industry. I refer to the emissions-rigging escapade of …READ MORE

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  • Ikigai: Finding your life's purpose

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    Ikigai is a Japanese word and concept that roughly translates as the reason for one’s life.

    Author Anthony de Mello wrote about the concept in his book Taking Flight. De Mello wrote about exploring your responses to the four elements in the diagram below. He said that where all four overlap is ik…READ MORE

    Ivy Wigmore735 pointsBadges:
  • Unstructured data is a misnomer

    editorial Blog

    Nowadays, the term unstructured data pops up everywhere. It owes its popularity for a large part to the success of big data, to successful technologies such as NoSQL and Hadoop, and to formats such as JSON and XML. Unfortunately, different definitions for unstructured data exist. All these different…READ MORE

    Rick van der Lans160 pointsBadges:

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