The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
Shaw reviews the Seagate Central network-attached hard drive.
By Keith Shaw | 01 May, 2013 20:57
Correctly sizing a disk backup with deduplication to meet your current and future needs is an important part of your data protection strategy. If you ask the right questions upfront and analyze each aspect of your environment that impacts backup requirements, you can avoid the consequences of buying an undersize system that quickly exceeds capacity.
By Bill Andrews | 26 April, 2013 20:34
First up, serious networking stuff concerning Apple and how iOS supports VPNs and how it won't in future.
By Mark Gibbs | 10 April, 2013 16:12
The recent RSA conference in San Francisco was awash in talk of big data, but it was clear there was some disagreement about what people mean by big data and some outright skepticism about it being the answer.
By John Dix | 11 March, 2013 11:23
OK, lots of interesting stuff for you this week. First up, LinkedIn has open sourced a system called Databus, a real-time database change capture system that provides a "timeline-consistent stream of change capture events ... grouped in transactions, in source commit order."
By Mark Gibbs | 27 February, 2013 15:25
Data is more important to businesses today than it has ever been, doing everything from revealing trends in customer behavior to comparing sales performance across business units and regions. Comprehensive data collection provides the who, what, when and how associated with almost all organizational activity. This information is incredibly valuable to executives because it plays a critical role in strategic business decisions. As such, all businesses - big and small - must have a data backup strategy in place to protect against data loss.
By Mark Lafferty, Director, Systems Solutions, Servers and Storage, CDW | 25 February, 2013 12:00
For my recent column of predictions for 2013 I polled a huge number of IT people to see what they are expecting, and ended up getting more than 400 responses.
By Mark Gibbs | 15 February, 2013 23:19
Shaw reviews Western Digital's WD TV Play, by Western Digital.
By Keith Shaw | 12 February, 2013 14:13
The scoop: Wireless Plus mobile storage, by Seagate, about $200 (1TB capacity)
By Keith Shaw | 16 January, 2013 21:56
The whole point of an information systems contingency plan is to be prepared before catastrophe strikes. Unfortunately, we're all adept at postponing planning.
By Bart Perkins | 14 January, 2013 11:04
Hitachi has a system that can analyze how happy your organization is and maybe even re-engineer it to make it happier!
By Mark Gibbs | 03 December, 2012 06:03
Shaw reviews G-Connect wireless storage for iPad, by G-Technology by Hitachi Global Storage Technologies.
UK citizen Richard O'Dwyer faces the possibility of ten years in the slammer for having a site that linked to pirated content
Shaw reviews Seagate's Backup Plus external storage drives, Rubbo International's D-Wings.
A few months ago I started writing about my saga of getting AT&T U-verse DSL service established at the new location of the Gibbs Universal Industries Secret Underground Bunker.
Like Larry Ellison's yacht, the RDBMS is sailing into the sunset. But if NoSQL is to take its place, a standard query language and APIs must emerge soon
Another six months has passed and another version of Ubuntu Linux has been released, right? Wrong. Ubuntu 11.04 ‘Natty Narwhal’ arrived today and so did a new marketing direction from its parent company and principle sponsor, Canonical. And its flavour has a hint of Apple.
By Rodney Gedda | 29 April, 2011 14:20
NetApp Inc. said "uncle" yesterday after EMC Corp. outbid it for a second time in its quest to acquire Data Domain Inc, but some industry observers believe EMC, in its zeal to acquire the deduplication vendor, may have overpaid for the prize and could have a difficult time realizing a return on its investment.
By Lucas Mearian | 10 July, 2009 07:18
Data redundancy is a primary contributor to the explosive growth in data. Initially deduplication focused on eliminating data redundancy in specific cases like full backups, e-mail attachments, and VMware images. Over time, however, customers have noticed the pervasiveness of duplicated data.
By Paul McClure | 22 April, 2009 14:40
Why is Sony bothering with entertainment when it could be using flash drives to dramatically improve laptop data security?
By Mike Elgan | 12 December, 2008 12:38