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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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EU Considers Ending Privacy Shield

July 31, 2018 - Here we go again. The European Union is calling for an end to the so-called Privacy Shield agreement by September 1 if the U.S. doesn’t follow through on its commitments, which could make it really difficult for U.S. computer companies to acquire data from European customers. As you may recall, this all dates back to...... 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Three top tips to solve the collaboration conundrum

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    Collaboration technology is increasingly popular, but many organisations have not thought through why and how collaboration should be at the heart of their business.

    Nicola Millard, head of customer insight and futures at BT, highlights the “collaboration conundrum” when such contradictions r…READ MORE

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  • Coding Dojo bootcamp bests 4-year programs

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    Cloud and mobile computing are driving demand for a never-ending supply of new applications as enterprises move toward digital transformation, which is driving demand for more developers.

    Coding boot camps have entered into the equation, providing an influx of new developers. In fact, Coding Dojo…READ MORE

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  • User Behavior Analytics (UBA) & Ransomware Analytics

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    User Behavior Analytics (UBA) enables organizations to identify suspicious activity based on how a user interfaces with systems and the environment.  Their typing style, most used commands, morning routine, the applications they use, the rate at which they work and many other facets can be analyzed…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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  • A Last Hurrah: It's Been a Good Run, But...

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    Dear Readers:

    It’s been my great pleasure and privilege to have worked on this blog since August 4, 2008. Over that period, I’ve posted 782 times here (including this post) for an average of 11.5 posts per month. Considering that my target was 12 posts per month, but that life (and vacations) hav…READ MORE

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  • OUR NATION’S ELECTRIC GRID IS (STILL) ABOVE GROUND! A sobering realization…

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    Contrast Cars and Roads from 100 Years Ago with Today’s – Now compare poles and wires; what is our excuse for not progressing the grid in the face of EMP and terror threats?

     

    Once upon a time, this country had no interstate highway system – that is, the interconnected freeways …READ MORE

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  • Using machine learning to bolster unified endpoint management

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    Using Machine Learning to Bolster Unified Endpoint Management

    Machine learning is critical to your future. According to IDC, 40% of all digital transformation initiatives will be supported by cognitive/AI models by 2019. However, if you’re looking to modernise your approach to endpoint manageme…READ MORE

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  • MAKE-VBA Version Control & More!

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    MAKE is a free utility for assembling nearly completed Excel VBA projects or updating existing projects in seconds.

    I use this tool for corporate Excel development whether VBA is required or not. I designed it to support best SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle) practices. It encourag…READ MORE

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  • Cisco's Edison Peres outlines channel strategy

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    Edison Peres was recently named the new channel chief at Cisco, and I had the opportunity to sit down with him and find out what he has planned for channel partners over the next few quarters. Here is a basic rundown of Peres’ top five strategies and what Cisco partners can expect:
    1.)   Build ca…READ MORE

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  • Data center facilities equipment and design stats from Gartner conference

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    At this week’s Gartner Data Center Conference in Las Vegas, research VP John Phelps asked users a series of questions about their data center facilities technologies. Here are some of the stats:

    What type of data center fire suppression system do you have?

    -Water sprinkler only 21%
    -Water…READ MORE

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