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I attended a very interesting dinner event recently at The Boxwood Cafe in London hosted by Andrew Barnes from Neverfail. The objective was to have a discussion about Disaster Recovery and the implications for IT and business. It was a very well attended event with some great input from the CIO and IT Director attendees. Sarah […]

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As a further takeaway Anix stated that the configuration work of the XIV during the Proof of Concept  was very simple, taking minutes to complete – “far quicker then using the existing EMC and IBM infrastructure ” Today I spoke to a UK based Infrastructure Consultancy Anix (now part of ACS) about an XIV storage […]

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The BBC reports that the UK government has launched an £11m ($16m) five-year research programme into ocean acidification. Researchers say seas are becoming more acidic as a result of CO2 from human activities being absorbed by seawater, which alters the oceans’ chemistry. Ministers say acidification of the oceans will be one of the major environmental […]

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You may remember that The Hot Aisle covered the Elean Data Center in earlier articles about A green Data Center design and Absorption Chillers. The Elean Data Center, near Cambridge, has won a prestigious award from the United States Government after being recognised by the US Department of Energy and the Uptime Institute as Europe’s […]

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I admit to being really torn on this issue. I despise theft and copyright infringement but I also hate big brother, strong arm tactics that restrict me from doing stuff that is useful and legal. I use VMWare on my Mac to run other operating systems apart from the native OS X. I run a licensed copy […]

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Sometimes religious leaders say stupid things, sometimes they say dangerous things, often they are irrelevant and out of touch. Rowan Williams is a religious leader who quite obviously gets it. Here’s how the BBC reported on his views on climate change and the impact of doing nothing. Brilliant, quite brilliant. God will not intervene to […]

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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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Next Generation Data, data centre specialists and designers and creators of NGD 1, one of Europe’s largest and most technically advanced data centres, has today announced the appointment of Dr Simon Orebi Gann as a Non-Executive Director.  Dr Orebi Gann will work closely with Next Generation Data’s management team to aid growth and ensure technological […]

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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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Three quarters (76.1 percent) of IT professionals in the UK do not feel guilty about carrying out personal tasks while they are at work, according to a survey undertaken by The IT Job Board The figure compares to 75.9 percent in Belgium and 81.6 percent in The Netherlands.  This is the first time the online […]

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I first attended a First Tuesday event way back in 1999 when I was running a small startup software company in the telecommunications space. I remember lots of eager, young things desperately networking and looking for funding. First Tuesday is still going after 10 years, trying to help young companies and entrepreneurs network and raise capital. Unsurprisingly […]

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