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Jul 7, 2008
I had to run to an event in sunny/steamy Hong Kong this week, and wondered whether I should bring my laptop. Although the MacBook is just about ideal in terms of form/...
Jun 30, 2008
We've been hearing a lot lately about how communications technology reduces productivity and makes people stupider -- mainly by interrupting people too often, in too many ways...
Jun 27, 2008
I've visited quite a few countries in Asia over the last two years. In the various airports I passed through I often saw people wearing surgical masks. I also saw "fever...
Jun 25, 2008
The introduction of disk as the primary target in the backup process is prompting companies to breathe a little easier about their nightly backups. Prior to backup to disk,...
Jun 23, 2008
A couple of weeks ago my website went down. Nine thousand other Web servers also died when The Planet, a large hosting service, experienced an electrical explosion and fire in one...
Jun 20, 2008
A common misconception is that the virtualization of a server will alleviate all the normal concerns of running the system in question. This misconception implies that...
Jun 16, 2008
For the last four years, I've used a cheap Nokia handset as my mobile comm device. It works.It waited for something that suited my needs so well, I had no choice but to buy it.I'm...
Jun 13, 2008
Increasing globalization is proving to be a boon for perpetrators of a type of fraud known as a "bust-out scheme." This kind of fraud, commonplace in the computer and...
Jun 11, 2008
High-capacity serial ATA (SATA) disk drives are now a mainstay in many storage systems and make it feasible for almost any company to obtain a storage system with terabytes of...
Jun 10, 2008
There is an education gap between security administrators and virtualization administrators that must be filled. Security administrators do not always fully understand the virtual...