I've been working on a new whitepaper for Hitachi focused on privacy laws in the United States and Europe, and what we mere storage folks can do to help comply with them. It's pretty amazing stuff - the American system is totally different from the European, no surprise. Where they have sweeping top-down rights to privacy and consistent standards, we have bottom-up point … [Read more...] about Complying with Data Privacy Laws
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The other day, I mentioned that a whitepaper I wrote for Quest Software was adapted into an article for Enterprise Systems Journal. If you'd like to check out the original whitepaper, it is available online at Quest's web site (registration required). I'm also putting together a list of all the articles and whitepapers I've written. Kind of the ultimate toot toot list! … [Read more...] about Toot toot: Ten Tips For Smarter Email Archiving Whitepaper
Swing on over to InfoStor for an enlightening article on cutting the costs of disaster recovery by the most excellent Michelle Hope. I'm proud to be part of this article - it's packed with common-sense advice. Not to sound too much like Mr. Toigo, but I've been telling people this for a long time: Rather than looking to technology to solve your replication issues, consider … [Read more...] about Toot toot: Cut the Costs of Disaster Recovery
I remember a few years ago (after the September 11 air-travel earthquake) talking to a friend and saying that airlines needed to invent a new way to allow people to bring along baggage, since checking bags at the counter had become untenable. Well, it looks to me that a little-used old option has exploded in recent years, with planeside baggage checking becoming the de facto … [Read more...] about Has Planeside Baggage Check Gotten Out Of Hand?
So yesterday we finished ripping our entire CD collection - we've now completed our switch to digital music at home. It's done. It amuses me to think of the statistics: We have 11,284 tracks stored, including 279 Christmas songs and 549 kids songs! Most songs were ripped using LAME at the VBR3 setting in joint stereo This music library takes up 58 GB of storage on … [Read more...] about No More CDs