I've got a lot to say about storage, as you might have noticed from reading my blog. So I finally sat down and wrote a book on enterprise storage. Now you can download the e-book for free, thanks to support from my friends at SolarWinds! The book, "Essential Enterprise Storage Concepts", is intended as an introduction to the field of enterprise storage for technical … [Read more...] about Download My Free E-Book, “Essential Enterprise Storage Concepts”!
In December 2010, I set about selecting a new printer. As documented here on my blog, I purchased an HP Photosmart Premium all-in-one (C410a) thanks to its AirPrint capability and decent photo quality. This week, after less than two years of light use, my Photosmart stopped printing. I tried two new black ink cartridges but nothing worked. The photo "side" is fine, but it's … [Read more...] about My HP Photosmart Printer Just Stopped Printing…
Although the dead-tree version of TechTarget's excellent Storage Magazine is no more, the company today released the premiere issue of its online counterpart! Available as both a web-based magazine and a PDF download, Storage Magazine Online continues with many of the same editors and writers, including Rich Castagna at the helm. You can still subscribe to the online edition … [Read more...] about Introducing Storage Magazine Online!
How will you retain records for the long haul? It depends on how you define "long". Nearly everyone (individual and business alike) has certain records to retain for years, and some may need retention for decades or centuries. How can you accomplish this? First, consider whether to store records as atoms or bits. You can convert paper to data or vice versa, and there are … [Read more...] about Long-Term Versus Longer-Term Archiving
One feature of OS X that really surprised me was it's amazing ability to handle PDF files. Since switching to mac earlier this year, I've become a PDF monster - OS X allowed me to go completely paperless for most business functions, including expense reports. I've started using the "Save as PDF" function constantly, organizing receipts and online statements for later reference, … [Read more...] about Hallelujah! OS X Can Reduce PDF File Size!