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I read my predictions for 2013 again today and feel that I did a pretty reasonable job of highlighting the key trends that actually did impact IT in the last 12 months.  I spent some time over the holiday period thinking deeply about what 2014 has in store for us and the new trends that […]

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London, 19th November 2013 - After a fantastic second outing for The Tech Trailblazers Awards, the enterprise information technology startup awards today announced shortlisted finalists across the nine categories: Big Data, Cloud, Emerging Markets, Infosecurity, Mobile, Networking, Storage, Sustainable IT and Virtualization. The second edition of the awards received an increase in both the quantity and quality […]

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Around this time, I usually pull together a ten point list of predictions for the coming year. I am interested in the Data Center (around power, cooling, reliability and economics), IT Security (particularly Database and Mobile), Big Data and Storage (Particularly Solid State). So what’s different this year from prior years? Strengthening fundamental drivers are likely to […]

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Around this time, analysts at ESG pull together a ten point list of predictions for the coming year. One of my areas of coverage and of expertise is in the Data Center around power, cooling, reliability and economics. So what’s different this year from prior years? Strengthening fundamental drivers will likely make 2010 materially different […]

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There is cloud and then there is cloud. Cloud with take it or leave it service levels or cloud with service availability that supports the UK’s emergency services (911, 999, 112). I know about this life or death service level because a few years back I actually ran the BT IT operational department that supported the […]

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My old firm, First Data, have teamed up with RSA, the security division of EMC (NYSE: EMC) to provide a new service called First Data Secure Transaction Management which is engineered to enable merchants to secure payment card data and remove it from their environment while allowing access when needed. Regular readers of the hot aisle will […]

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Next week I am in Marthas Vineyard visiting with my friend, colleague and fellow blogger Steve Duplessie of Enterprise Strategy Group. For a few weeks Steve has been telling me about an Enterprise Windows Data Migration tool called AutoMove from AutoVirt. So I have been looking at the details it is pretty good. I have […]

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. concerns about the potential for cyber-attacks on critical infrastructure extended to the American electrical power grid on Wednesday and experts pointed the finger anew at Chinese hackers, among others. U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told reporters the power grid is vulnerable to potentially disabling computer attacks, while declining to comment […]

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I met with David Wright from Verari yesterday and we were talking about high density computing and power particularly about Verari’s data center in a container product. That got us to talking about power distribution problems and the fact that some of the big firms have been buying up sites in old US steel towns […]

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David Strom writes in the New York Times about how to stop your commercially sensitive data from falling into the wrong hands: As more small businesses rely on e-mail and instant messaging for their communications, they would do well to use a number of inexpensive methods to preserve privacy and ensure that messages are read […]

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The first arrests in connection with the recently disclosed breach at Heartland Payment Systems Inc. have been made. The Leon County, Florida Sheriff’s office earlier this week announced the arrests of three area residents — Tony Acreus, Jeremy Frazier and Timothy Johns — for allegedly using stolen credit card numbers associated with the breach. The arrests followed a three-month […]

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Framingham, Mass., – (January 26, 2009) – GlassHouse Technologies, a global provider of independent IT infrastructure consulting services, today announced it has acquired Chicago-based security services consulting company CSSG. The acquisition extends GlassHouse’s offerings into data security services, including assessments, optimization and policy framework development. As a result, GlassHouse customers will benefit from deeper infrastructure management […]

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RBS WorldPay (formerly RBS Lynk), the U.S. payment processing arm of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group, announced on the 23rd December 2008 that its computer system had been improperly accessed by hackers with criminal intent. Approximately 1.5M accounts have been affected with potential exposure of 1.1M US Social Security numbers and other personally identifiable data.

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Recent cases of lost data have damaged public perception of government competence Over 80% of the population in Scotland has lost confidence in the UK government’s ability to look after personal data; this is the stark finding of the first comprehensive survey of its kind into the psychological impact of recent public sector information losses. […]

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The Washington Post reports that a single cyber crime group has stolen more than a half million bank, credit and debit card accounts over the past two-and-a-half years using one of the most advanced strains of computer spyware in existence, according to research to be published today. The discovery is among the largest stolen data […]

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The Pionen White Mountains underground data center has fog, waterfalls, German submarine engines, simulated daylight and …. ……  was also designed to withstand a near hit from a Soviet nuclear weapon. It  is not a joke, this is a serious and real data center, a newly opened high-security site run by Banhof, one of Sweden’s largest ISPs, […]

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I am not sure if it increasing awareness about personally identifiable data loss or we are just becoming more careless with personal data but the data loss diary for October 2008 is a real stinker. 10 October – Theft of an MOD laptop containing personal identifiers, passport details, National Insurance numbers, family details and medical […]

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The BBC reported today that an inquiry has been launched after a memory stick with user names and passwords for a key government computer system was found in a pub car park. Subcontractor Atos Origin, which lost the stick, said there had been a “direct breach” of its procedures. It said the matter was being taken “extremely […]

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Despite many high profile cases of unencrypted backup tapes going missing, more than a third of organizations still do not know if they should encrypt their backup tapes and half do not know where they would store their tape backup encryption keys. This is one of the alarming findings in the new 2008 Encryption and Key Management […]

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I picked up an extremely interesting article in the UK’s Daily Telegraph this morning. The article claims that some Chip & PIN Point of Sale devices manufactured in China have been tampered with at source and that PIN numbers and other secure data has been sent to offshore thieves. Dr Joel Brenner, the US National […]

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I have been catching up on press releases that have come in since I have been on holiday and picked up one from Secerno. Perimeter application firewall requirement leaves customer data vulnerable to growing insider threat, claims database security expert Secerno’s products are designed to protect the database by implementing a set of perimeter controls […]

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I picked up a press release about a medium sized firm of Financial Advisors changing over from paper based to scanned images for storing their client files. Independent financial advisors, IFS, standardise on Kodak’s ScanMate i1120 scanners to manage client files * Financial Services Authority requires client paperwork to be stored indefinitely * Moving away […]

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The Daily Mail reports that a UK Government investigation was launched after the personally identifiable information (PII) of more than a million bank customers was found on a computer sold on eBay. Highly sensitive information on American Express, NatWest and Royal Bank of Scotland customers was found on the disk array sold for £35.88 (about […]

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