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Data Protection Truths               Channeling IT Liquefying IT
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  • September 3, 2015

    Schrodinger's Cat and Analytics Accessibility

    Everyone loves the concept of Schrodinger's cat, with the possible exception of a few serious PETA members. The metaphor that an entrapped feline can be both poisoned and/or not poisoned until directly observed is a catchy way to understand uncertainty around various possible states and outcomes.

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  • September 3, 2015

    Why Won’t the RDBMS Go Away?

    The relational database management system was a breakthrough when it first appeared about 40 years ago. A relational database puts power into a user’s hands. Few assumptions are needed about how data is related or how it is to be extracted. Data can then be viewed in a variety of ways, each one illustrating different connections or correlations. This power, history, and a little user inertia have led to the RDBMS being implanted and used in practically every sector of business today.

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  • September 2, 2015

    Say IT Ten Times Fast

    Big data has a real complexity/credibility problem. There are too many variables to the system that make even basic product evaluation tricky for even the sharpest technical decision maker in the IT shack.

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  • September 2, 2015

    The RMS Titanic and Cybersecurity

    Little known fact: Yesterday was the 30th anniversary of Bob Ballard’s discovery of the RMS Titanic, several hundred miles off the coast of Newfoundland Canada. I’ve recently done some research into the ship, its builders, and its ultimate fate and believe that lessons learned from Titanic may be useful for the cybersecurity community at large.
     

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  • September 2, 2015

    Consumers Are Getting Smarter, Driving Security Innovation

    Every year at Blackhat there is a section of the show floor charmingly referred to as "Innovation City," which functions as an area for up-and-coming vendors to show their stuff. One of the citizens of Innovation City this year was x.o.ware, which bills itself as an "end-to-end encryption solution" that makes public Wi-Fi completely secure.

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  • September 1, 2015

    Thoughts from VMworld, Day Two

    Day Two of VMworld is in the books, and here's what our team of analysts have to say...

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  • August 31, 2015

    Thoughts from VMworld, Day One

    Our team of analysts in San Francisco offered their thoughts on the highlights of the first day of VMworld...

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  • September 1, 2015

    How VMware Plans to Land Mobile Applications

    A significant part of any enterprise mobility strategy begins with mobile apps that are designed, developed, and deployed in the cloud. Developers are consuming these services from the cloud and not letting IT stand in their way. However, every time a mobile application lands on the public cloud, it adds a potential risk to VMware's long term business model, since it is an application that is more likely to not be running on VMware infrastructure and has likely landed on Amazon AWS, Miicrosoft Azure, or some other developer-friendly and mobile-app-friendly cloud platform.

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  • August 31, 2015

    VMware DRaaS Announcements are a Good Thing!

    Today, VMware announced enhancements to both its vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM) and vCloud Air Disaster Recovery. In both cases, VMware is essentially asking, “Why just BaaS when you can DRaaS?”

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  • August 27, 2015

    Anticipating VMworld

    It’s the end of the summer of 2015—the nights are getting cooler, the leaves are starting to change colors, and flocks of students are abandoning the beaches of Cape Cod bound for college campuses. The seasonal change also signals another annual ritual: VMworld in San Francisco.

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