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  • The 9 Weirdest Data Storage Devices Ever Created #FlashbackFriday

    Image: Getty Storage devices have taken many strange forms over history. We’ve seen everything from an old 19th-century loom to massive data centers that power companies like Facebook and Google. But along the way, some truly weird devices tried to change how we save our precious data bits. These technologies were either wonderfully weird, woefully misguided, or just behind the times, but regardless, they each have their own idiosyncrasies worth remembering. Here are 10 of the weirdest storage devices ever…

  • How to download personal Facebook data

    At the bottom of Facebook’s Settings page, there’s a line that’s easy to miss: “Download a copy of your Facebook data.” It’s been there for years and it’s not particularly hidden, but few people ever had cause to click it. The data inside was not particularly usable for a Facebook user, except on Facebook. But with all the controversy surrounding Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal, in which the data of 50 million user profiles was misused, many users are reexamining their own…

  • How Artificial Intelligence Allows a “Data-First” Approach to Business Analytics – Virtual-Strategy Magazine

      How Artificial Intelligence Allows a “Data-First” Approach to Business Analytics How Artificial Intelligence Allows a “Data-First” Approach to Business Analytics Artificial intelligence has been on the forefront of the business world over the past few years. For a long time, people have tried to imagine a world where humans interact with intelligent computers. Now it appears this hypothetical future will soon be a reality. Major advances in computing power and algorithmic processes have changed the AI landscape. The results…

  • From HIPAA to hyper-converged – a healthier storage scenario lies ahead

    By Shridar SubramanianIn 2017, HIPAA turned 21. Had you told a health care IT professional in 1996 that health care data would grow 48% YoY, and the projected total volume by 2020 would be close to 2,500 exabytes, their head would have spun at the massive task of managing cost, complexity, risk and compliance. If that weren’t enough, when HIPAA was enacted into law, just 13% of the U.S. population had Internet, only 15% owned a mobile phone, and the…

  • IBM expands storage systems to enable modern digital business strategies – SiliconANGLE

    Storage has not historically been a high priority in terms of overall business strategy. But with new shifts in digital business focused around extracting maximum value from data, businesses of all sizes are facing an increased need for improvements in the flexibility of their systems. As big data elevates business processes across the board, companies like IBM are working to keep up with industry trends and competitive customer needs. “Storage is … one of the … critical foundations you have…

  • Tech sector fears fallout from Microsoft data privacy case

    Some in the tech sector look at Microsoft as a savior these days, fending off possible government intrusion on privacy. A lawyer representing Microsoft went before the Supreme Court Tuesday and helped justices decipher the mysteries of the internet and how data is retrieved around the world in a case involving Microsoft and a data center it owns in Europe. At stake in the case is whether the government can compel Microsoft to turn over the email of a suspected…

  • IBM, Cloud Constellation Look at the Evolution of Data Storage Architectures – Via Satellite –

    IBM, Cloud Constellation Look at the Evolution of Data Storage Architectures As worldwide security growth moves to more than $96 billion in 2018, research firm Gartner is predicting an increase of 8 percent from 2017 for cybersecurity investment. Organizations are spending more on security as a result of regulations, shifting buyer mindset, awareness of emerging threats, and the evolution to a digital business strategy. Responding to this need, Cloud Constellation has released a joint white paper with IBM detailing how data storage…

  • Blockchain Will Decentralize and Secure America’s Data

    Over the past few years, we have seen one data breach after another coming out of China, Iran, North Korea, and Russia. Many in the media and in Silicon Valley would have you believe they are our greatest threats when it comes to cyber threats. Then there’s also that threat of big brother watching — yes, the U.S. government — but what happens when someone has access to their data as well? Could we as a country be more vulnerable?…

  • Scientists seek to raise efficiency of molecular data storage

    Sam Berube University researchers, led by Jacob Rosenstein ’ 05 (middle) and Brenda Rubenstein ’07 (front, second from right) have received $4.1 million grant for their work with molecular data storage. A group of University engineers and chemists, led by principal investigators Assistant Professor of Chemistry Brenda Rubenstein ’07 and Assistant Professor of Engineering Jacob Rosenstein ’05, has received a $4.1 million award to analyze new ways to store data using synthetic molecules. The research team has already used 25…

  • Blockchain and cryptocurrency may soon underpin cloud storage

    Through blockchain, Roberto Galoppini sees an opportunity to kill two birds with one stone: His organization, FileZilla, can offer users free online data storage while also allowing them to earn valuable cryptocurrency. Galoppini, director of strategy for FileZilla, the popular, open-source FTP client, said his service is planning to shift direction this year by using a peer-to-peer (P2P), distributed storage platform from Atlanta-based Storj Labs Inc. that will be managed via blockchain. FileZilla, which has been piloting the Storj decentralized…

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