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  • How to use Disk Utility in macOS to protect your sensitive data

      Practically everyone has files or folders they keep on their Mac that they don’t want anyone else to access. AppleInsider explains how to keep these files secure by turning a folder into a protected disk image, one that keeps the documents encrypted and requiring a password to read.   People are generally OK with the idea of having various important documents stored on their Mac, and are quite happy with existing protection built into macOS, including using FileVault to…

  • 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…

  • Supreme Court to Hear Microsoft Case on Emails, Customer Data Stored Overseas – WSJ

    Feb. 26, 2018 5:30 a.m. ET WASHINGTON—Technology companies will square off with law enforcement on Tuesday as the Supreme Court hears arguments on whether emails and other customer data stored overseas are subject to U.S. search warrants. The case is one of several legal battles on law-enforcement access to private online data, and it requires the justices to interpret a law that Congress wrote before email and cloud computing were part of everyday life. A federal appeals court, in a…

  • Eight resellers name their vendors to watch in 2018

        Sam Routledge CTO, Softcat Tip: VMware Having dominated the server virtualisation market for over a decade, VMware has not rested on its laurels, leaping into the networking space in 2013 with NSX before making its debut in the cybersecurity market last summer with the launch of AppDefense. The Dell-owned vendor’s metamorphosis has not escaped the attention of Sam Routledge, CTO of Softcat, which first forged a partnership with VMware 12 years ago. “I’m mega impressed with the way they’ve evolved,”…

  • U.S. Data Center Spending Broke a Record This Year

    And the year isn’t even over yet. Investment in U.S. data centers grew to $18.2 billion in the first half of this year, more than double the amount spent in all of 2016, according to a new report. The total includes money spent on building or buying data centers, This dollar figure tracked by commercial real estate firm CBRE, shouldn’t shock anyone familiar with the aggressive data center construction by companies like Amazon amzn , Google googl , and Microsoft…

  • Microsoft’s DNA-Powered Server Cost $2 Billion — but Prices Could Drop Over 99.9%

    A few years ago, Harvard professor and bio-engineering rockstar George Church was a guest on The Colbert Report. As many of the talk show’s guests did, he presented host Stephen Colbert with a copy of his book, which he’d co-authored with Ed Regis. Well, sort of. He actually handed Colbert 20 million copies of his book — and they all fit in his front pocket. How was that possible? Church had programmed 20 million copies of his book into DNA,…

  • Today’s channel rundown

      Welcome to today’s channel rundown, containing vital news and analysis on the channel’s comings and goings. Read all about it below: Related articles   Dell EMC’s commitments Dell EMC has claimed a commitment to its midrange storage portfolio and support for its channel partners in a blog post by Craig Bernero, SVP & GM, midrange and entry storage solutions at Dell EMC, this week. Bernero detailed the vendor’s investment in its Dell EMC Unity and Dell EMC SC Series. He…

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