Category: I.T.

Want to know how to save yourself a lot of money and grief? Stop write protecting your backup tapes. I recently had a conversation with a friend who’s the data center manager of a large company with a $25 Billion dollar market cap. He shared a story with me to vent his frustration. There was, […]

I recently had the privilege to speak at the Chicago Bar Association where they hosted a seminar and panel; Introduction To Cloud Computing and the Virtual Office which included an overview of the technical aspects of cloud technology as well as insights from practitioners operating out of the “virtual” office.  For my session, I presented a technical overview […]

My most recent article “Are your Backup Systems Secure?” has been published at the InfoSec Institute’s InfoSec Resources site. In this article, I approach data security and the integrity of data backup systems from a whole systems perspective. I show you how you can, in your own systems, look at different vectors of data storage […]

It’s the countdown to the Data 2.0 Conference, Monday, April 4, 2011, at the Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco.  I’ll be there moderating several panels on data storage management, data2.0 and legal implications as well as augmented business intelligence.  I hope that you can join us to discover how the online data revolution […]

In 2002, digital data storage surpassed non-digital for the first time. By 2007, 94 percent of all information on the planet was in digital form. These were among the conclusions of researchers at the University of Southern California who tried to quantify the amount of data in the world.