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Bringing the Cloud Down to Earth

As companies of all sizes begin to store data in the cloud, privacy issues have become big news. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak commented on the cloud, saying that “the more we transfer everything onto the web, onto the cloud, the less we’re going to have control over it.” [1] A major problem...

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LTFS 3: Linear Tape File System and the Future of Tape Data Storage

The Linear Tape File System (LTFS) is an open specification that is taking tape management into the future. With LTFS, which boasts the convenience of USB and external storage options and generally larger capacities, tape has regained its rightful place among other data storage technologies....

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LTFS 2: The Linear Tape File System - The Evolution and Revolution of Tape

The Linear Tape File System (LTFS) is the latest development in magnetic tape, a technology that has been evolving for over 50 years and remains one of the most efficient means of storing data and information. The Linear Tape File System is self-contained tape that stores data and information...

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LTFS 1: Linear Tape File System - The Brilliant Breakthrough

This post is part 1 of a 3 part series about Linear Tape File System. The Linear Tape File System (LTFS) is one of the most important breakthroughs in magnetic tape storage (yes, it's still alive and is experiencing a resurgence). LTFS is a fully encompassed file system that writes the...

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Solving the Challenges of Records Retention in the Cloud

In a recent blog post, we looked at several important legal considerations when storing records in the cloud . These included the question of whether electronic formats would be legally accepted as records, and also the critical issue of retaining legal control over your records in a cloud...

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The Aggregation of Commodity Storage is Good Business

The implications of commodity storage are not hard to determine. The prices are going down. The game is afoot. The vendors want your data. They want your money. They want to hook you now to “serve” you for the long haul. Box, Dropbox, Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Apple are all in...

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Immediately Stop Using Tape for Archiving

This post explains how to break the tape habit. We’re surprised at how many organizations use backup tapes as archives, to ensure that they are living up to their regulatory compliance and legal “duty to preserve” obligations. Your organization may be one of them. But this...

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Content in Context: Leveraging SharePoint to Manage with Meaning

Note: I wrote this blog with my SharePoint Big Picture partner in crime Dean Misenhimer, Sr. Director Product Marketing, at Kofax. SharePoint is all about collecting, managing, storing, and sharing information. It’s easy to use and accessible through a web browser and most...

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The Battle of Little Big Data

If you're someone who's paid to help your organization work smarter, odds are you get invited to lots of trade shows and conferences. Here legions of knowledge professionals are encouraged to spend down their training and travel budgets for the exhibit booths and break-out sessions of...

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