Steps for Planning for Cyber Resiliency

By Randy Kerns, Monday, April 4th 2022

Analyst Blogs

Prevention 1) Verify all security settings for systems – access and administration at all level, software including operating systems and applications, networks, and other management/monitoring tools. A plan for auditing and regular updating of security settings should be developed and...

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Ransomware Exposes Needs About Data

By Randy Kerns, Wednesday, September 29th 2021

Analyst Blogs

Incidents that have been made public about ransomware have garnered a great deal of attention – from the general public, company executives, and from those charged with protecting and recovering from attacks.  Products used in Information Technology have been improved...

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Scality Update

By Randy Kerns, Wednesday, December 9th 2020

Analyst Blogs

Delivering an object storage solution is a constant challenge when adapting to changing environments. Scality has made updates to RING Scalable Storage to meet new user demands.  Scality now offers an all-flash object storage system to address a growing trend...

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Now is the Time to Look at a New Strategic Plan in IT

By Randy Kerns, Tuesday, September 15th 2020

Analyst Blogs

Reactions to the current uncertainties and impacts by companies and their directions to IT have been varied, and, for the most part, have been to put a hold on projects or go slow with expenditures.  While there may be additional...

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Going Radio Silent in IT

By Randy Kerns, Thursday, July 9th 2020

Analyst Blogs

The current situation we are in worldwide has created challenges in the Information Technology industry.  Projects have been put on hold.  Orders are to minimize IT changes with the fear that a change will cause a potential disruption.  And, an...

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Evaluator Group Testing of Spectra Logic StorCycle

By Randy Kerns, Tuesday, June 16th 2020

Analyst Blogs

Due to many factors, including the COVID-19 pandemic, professionals in Information Technology have been focused on optimizing their environments and reducing expenses.  Recent strategic projects with our IT clients have provided new insights into the current needs and methods for...

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Value of Face-to-Face Meetings and Events

By Randy Kerns, Monday, April 6th 2020

Analyst Blogs

The challenging time we are in has led to many creative approaches to continue operations in some manner.  In the information technology industry, the work-from-home concept has been taken to a new level, straining network connections in some locales.  Online...

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For Data, Lifespan is an Economic Issue

By Randy Kerns, Monday, August 13th 2018

Analyst Blogs

Data is critical to organizations and companies is a conclusion reached by most everyone.  In the different groups, there is wide variation in what is required to provide the necessary infrastructure to store, access, and manage information.  Decisions to implement...

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‘Right to Erasure’ Law Proves Major European Union GDPR Hurdle – StorageSoup Blog by Randy Kerns

By Randy Kerns, Friday, August 4th 2017

Analyst Blogs

The EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 goes into effect in May of 2018 and has the potential to be very disruptive to Information Storage and Management in addition to the many other aspects of business. Much has been written...

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A New Tool for Storage You Will Actually Use – by Randy Kerns

By Randy Kerns, Tuesday, February 14th 2017

Analyst Blogs

Relatively new in the storage world is a cloud-based application (Software as a Service or SaaS) that receives telemetry data from storage systems providing real-time dashboards along with reports and analytics. The analytics can predict potential failures, out of space...

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