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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).


Another Glass Storage Milestone: Preserving Superman 1978 for Eternity

December 11, 2019 - As you may recall, every couple of years someone does a new experiment with glass storage, and everyone falls all over themselves talking about how it’s the wave of the future and never wears out and is completely indestructible. Right. Tell that to the casserole dish that I took from the fridge to the oven...... READ MORE


  • Unstructured data is a misnomer

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    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

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  • Warning: Password policy reaction may offend (Humor)

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    A friend of mine recently had to inform his staff of a new password policy requiring all of the following: Upper and lower case letters, a number, a special character, at least 12 characters in length and had not been used in the last six months. Someone sent him this meme in reply:

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  • Will EMC deal give Dell an edge with data center infrastructure?

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    Announced in October, Dell’s $67 billion bid for EMC is likely to disrupt the status quo for both companies– but what does Dell stand to gain from the purchase?
    As a traditional server hardware vendor, Dell seems to be angling to take a bigger piece of the hybrid cloud and data center infrastructu…READ MORE

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  • How solid state disks (SSD) can save money and boost performance

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    SSD’s are the one of the most expensive storage devices when measured by the GB but they are the least expensive when measured in terms of IOPs.

    Using SSD in addition to tradition fibre channel and SATA drives can significantly improve the performance of your storage systems and bring your storag…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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  • 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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  • New 2:00 Video - Current, Objective Market Insights for Better Decisions


    In this 2:00 minute video, TechTarget Senior Vice President, Bill Crowley, briefly discusses how current, objective insights lead to better decisions for leaders at software, hardware, and cloud computing providers that sell to enterprise technology buyers.  If you sell to storage, compute, or …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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  • 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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  • Modern Network Architecture: Work Place productivity

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    This last week I gave a presentation about CRM strategy.  After the presentation, there were some interesting comments made by the business owners in the group I thought might be interesting to both my technical and non-technical readers.  Specifically about business services workflows.  After a …READ MORE

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  • European Parliament heads for showdown with US over Privacy Shield

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    By Kevin Cahill

    The Justice Committee of the European Parliament has set the scene for a major showdown with the US over data transfers between the EU and the US by setting a Sept 1st deadline for the US to get in compliance with EU law.

    At issue is the Privacy Shield non-legal, non-binding re…READ MORE

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  • Great Customer Testimonials Can Have Long Legs


    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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  • 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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  • 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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