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Storage solutions make or break the systems they support and yet these same systems are routinely seen as a cost to be decreased, rather than a competency to be developed. A racer doesn’t remove his engine if he expects to compete. However, rational, well-intentioned businesses sacrifice storage capabilities in an attempt to improve the bottom line. Those who wish to be prepared for the future must think differently. The fact is that storage supports the business and it will be even more important as we move forward into this data-driven…

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We've seen quite a variety of online threats recently. A simple email containing a convincing subject line can compromise a computer, infect a network or shut down operations. Just recently, the security world had to deal with the Heartbleed bug which has weakened web encryption. And of course, there's the never-ending case of identity theft and stealing of bank details. These issues are pointing at organizations to tighten up the defense of their data. The predominant message seen today is BEWARE or PANIC because of this problem or that problem.…

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I read an article by Bruce Schneier called Security ROI in CSO magazine. Here is an excerpt from it: "Assume that all the new airport security measures increase the waiting time at airports by -- and I'm making this up -- 30 minutes per passenger. There were 760 million passenger boardings in the United States in 2007. This means that the extra waiting time at airports has cost us a collective 43,000 years of extra waiting time. Assume a 70-year life expectancy, and the increased waiting time has "killed" 620…

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