Data Control

Renewed Focus on Productivity

We’ve all heard of “costs and standards of living” as it relates to wages, salaries, and benefits, but did you ever think about how that amount is calculated? It actually all boils down to productivity and the fact that in any given hour, you can produce more in terms of products and services than your…

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One Billion Passwords Have Been Compromised!

In a news report it was revealed that up to 1 billion passwords have been compromised. As an IT professional we know to do. Quickly either delete the affected account or change the password. And if we use the same password or naming convention, all other accounts we have get changed too. Even with the…

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Microsoft Windows 7

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Microsoft has officially stopped selling Windows 7. Wait a minute and let that sink in. Windows 7 Professional was cleared for sale until October 31st and is no longer available. Unless there is stock currently available at a store. Windows 10 is listed as being supported indefinitely because, according to Microsoft, it’s the last version…

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Data Storage

8TB and 10TB hard drives are shipping. Western Digital is using Helium inside the drives, which is a “thinner” gas, requires less power and runs at lower temperatures (both big benefits to data centers). Seagate uses a technology called SMR and believes it holds promise of creating 20TB drives by 2020 (3.5 years away). There…

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