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Kinetic helps bigfoot leave a smaller footprint while ringing in a new level of scale

It’s been six months since Seagate announced the Kinetic Open Storage Platform, and in those six months a lot has happened. Seagate realizes that for such a dramatic shift in how storage is architected in the data center, a number of ecosystem dependencies must be addressed. If you look at…

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Surveillance: If we’re not going to use it, should we be storing it?

. Video surveillance is so much more than just a means to provide elevated levels of security.  It benefits us in myriad endeavors from civil engineering and education to retail and marketing, to name a few. Whether it’s understanding traffic patterns to design a better highway or mass…

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Cloud is moving fast, but enterprises still move slow

Finally, a simple chronology of cloud that explains it’s humble beginnings and where it may be heading… Search Cloud Computing put together a nice graphic that looks at cloud through the years. The dot com bubble proved that simply having a dot com at the end of your company name proved…

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Eight, no Ten pieces of marketing advice for technology solution providers

. This week Robert Wright posted a slideshow on CRN that highlighted The Channel Company’s session with solution providers and vendors at XChange Solution Provider 2014 that talks about 8 marketing best practices for the channel today. The eight best practices are listed below.  I took the…

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How much screen time do YOU spend a month?

. Being a parent of an eleven year old and a 14 year old, I am more than a little familiar with the term “screen time.”  If you have kids of any age you know what I mean, but let’s not blame the kids for this.  We adults are all too guilty of excessive screen [...]

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Are hard drives and solid state drives really solutions?

. One word that is thrown around without much context is the word “solution.”  It seems every company is nearly every walk of business talks about the solutions they offer for business challenge A, or employee pain point B.  With so many solutions to so many problems, how does one…

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Seagate Surveillance HDD – Improving costs and mitigate data loss for Surveillance Applications

When I was younger, I found security cameras in stores or malls fascinating. I always would look up at them trying to see if they were looking at me. I remember when I worked in a department store and would forget the camera was there and let myself get carried away in a particular moment. [...]

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Are you like a small business when you use the cloud?

One could argue very small businesses (VSBs), businesses with less than 10 employees, is where the bring your own device (BYOD) phenomenon started.  Consider the assumptions that VSBs typically… Do not have full time IT Operate on a very tight budget Work out of a small office or home office…

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When will 4K video really be consumer-ready?

Jimmy Fallon’s “Thank You Notes” has got to be one of my favorite segments of the “old” Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Yes, “Hashtags” is better, but Thank You Notes was the catalyst to the rest of the short segments that have made Jimmy so successful. With…

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Should Seagate get into supermodeling?

Sorry, I am not talking about the supermodels in the traditional sense. I’m talking about building expertise in the areas of cloud data center design and analytics. This is exactly what one small group of masterminds at Seagate is doing. They call themselves CMDA: Cloud Modeling & Data…

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