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This IT department is running out of storage space fast, so this pilot fish gets the job of convincing users to do some old-file housekeeping -- and the task of dealing with a boss who's sure he knows it all.

August 14, 2014 6:00 AM EDT
USB 3.0 Promoter Group

Wake me up when the transition is all over.

The USB 3.0 Promoter Group has finalized the specs for connector Type-C. No, wait, don't close this browser tab yet! Apparently, Type-C is going to change your life. Not only will you be freed from the terrible conundrum of which way around to plug in your USB plug, but also both ends of the cable will be the same! Wow, that only took, what, 10 years?

In IT Blogwatch, bloggers cheer and jeer.

August 13, 2014 7:09 AM EDT

Pilot fish is the sole IT staffer for this 400-user organization, and it's turning out to be almost impossible to improve the situation left behind by her somewhat underqualified predecessor.Case in point: disaster planning.

August 07, 2014 6:00 AM EDT

No LOL: EMC CEO Joe Tucci.

Storage behemoth EMC (NYSE:EMC) has a bunch of announcements. New products, upgrades and an acquisition are the order of the day.

In IT Blogwatch, bloggers round up the cloudy details.

July 09, 2014 5:36 AM EDT

Big lumberyard hires an outside IT company to manage its systems, and there's a reason help is needed: Every day there are disk errors showing up on the company's server.

June 27, 2014 6:00 AM EDT

Flashback to 1990, when this pilot fish is helping to install a merchandise tracking system at a brand new distribution center -- and a week after the center goes live, it's clear some data is missing.

May 29, 2014 6:00 AM EDT

The term cloud computing is bandied about all the time these days, but many folks are still confused about what all the fuss is about, and what it means to them. The IT landscape is changing faster than it ever has before, and it is becoming more and more difficult for quote “normal” people to keep up.

March 12, 2014 6:00 AM EDT

@Mikko, the notoriously publicity-shy CTO, doesn't trust RSA.

The RSA (NYSE:EMC) Conference was boycotted yesterday by TrustyCon attendees. A range of speakers criticized the company's alleged cosy links with the NSA, arguing that the industry badly needs a huge dose of trustworthiness.

In IT Blogwatch, bloggers reach for the bottomless bucket of popcorn. Not to mention: Hypponen explains his 'personal' reasons...

February 28, 2014 6:08 AM EST
flickr/Mad Wraith (cc by 2.0)

It's always entertaining for me to take a look back at my previous predictions, so I decided to go back and re-read my previous attempts at foreseeing the future direction of storage, and review my hits and misses. Let's just say I was 10 years too early

February 13, 2014 6:00 AM EST
John Manoogian III (cc:by-sa)

The traditional model of tiered storage is broken. “Fast and expensive vs. slow and cheap” doesn’t match how people actually use storage.

But there is a better way: service classifications.

February 11, 2014 10:23 AM EST
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