Organizational Shrapnel

Organizational Shrapnel

…as with any end to a international school year there comes moments of reflection and looking back that generate ideas and new perspectives. This year has been a challenging one on many levels due to a host of odd circumstances and situations in my department and school that effected us all in the IT Department, [...]

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Reduce the Amount of Redundant Data to Maximize Backup Investment

What do deduplication, incremental forever, and the Olsen twins have to do with each other? It’s all about duplicate data. Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen are fraternal twins. Identical twins share the same 100% of their DNA. Fraternal twins share about 50% of their DNA – the same as any other sibling. File-level deduplication, block-level [...]

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FCC Lobbyist Cashes In On Comcast Coup

In case you’re thinking that anyone in government is looking after your business or personal interests think again.  Craig Aaron, President and CEO over at Free Press Action Fund, is attempting to gather support for action against FCC Commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker who is leaving the FCC to become a lobbyist for Comcast – “just [...]

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HP StoreOnce: Reinventing Data Deduplication

This whitepaper introduces and describes StoreOnce software, next-generation deduplication technology from HP and Intel that allows for better management, higher performance, and more efficient data protection, while providing IT administrators with a cost-effective way to control unrelenting data growth. Download Whitepaper

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Global Records Compliance: What You Need to Know

This IDC White Paper discusses the impact of the critical records management, data retention, and data protection regulations across key geographies (namely, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Australia). It concludes with recommendations for developing global information governance best practices. Readers should note that providing legal and regulatory information is not legal [...]

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Content Delivery Network (CDN) Race

The CDN space is shaping up to be the next powerhouse space to grow out of the merging of the Internet and TV content. The video content explosion debuted by Google’s YouTube sensation over the last few years, along with the Netflix and Amazon rush to capture video rental revenue, should have given us a [...]

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What Are IT Companies Doing in Smart Grid?

As is true for telecom companies, there hasn’t been much discussion about what IT companies like Oracle are doing in the smart grid segment. A rare exception is the report written by David Leeds of GTM Research (free download with registration, and see page 21). David described vendors and their focus areas in smart grid. [...]

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What Are Cellular Players Doing for Smart Grid?

When I hear great stories about smart grid, they are usually about smart meters, automated metering infrastructure (AMI), demand and response, home energy management, and so on. Networking is mentioned but mostly as an adjunct to those functions. Because the home area is familiar to us ordinary consumers, I hear a lot about ZigBee, Wi-Fi, [...]

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May 2011 Patch Tuesday Advanced Notification

May 2011 Patch Tuesday Advanced Notification

Microsoft has released their advanced notification for the May 2011 edition of Patch Tuesday.  This Patch Tuesday marks a “light” Patch Tuesday as expected.  Microsoft’s release cadence for security bulletins are typically heavy months followed by light months.  With this month’s release, administrators can take a big sigh of relief after a record-breaking April Patch [...]

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Monitoring Our Future

It should make no difference, but it seems like centuries since the Internet, and its concomitants, first nestled down into society and changed the way almost everyone views the world. Entire industries have been dismantled, many cohorts have gone extinct, yet wealth has been created beyond our wildest dreams. Apple, Google, Oracle and now Facebook [...]

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