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Author Archives: Doug Black

Doug Black

Overcoming SD-WAN FUD

August 15th, 2017 (0)
 When a promising new technology emerges, the initial excitement is soon over-shadowed by anxiety about taking on something new. SD-WAN is one such technology that has many CIOs on the FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt) fence. Yet, viewed within Gartner ...

‘IoT for Puppies’ and AI Help Identify Guide Dog Trainees with the Right Stuff

August 12th, 2017 (0)
The bond between dogs and people extends back before our pre-history and couldn’t be more natural. Artificial intelligence and IoT-generated machine data are now extending into a revered form of this bond – the relationship of the visually impaired ...

3+ Months after Launch, Wasabi’s Assault on S3 Said to Be on Plan

August 10th, 2017 (0)
David Friend comes across as a modest, unassuming fellow who talks about his start-up storage company, Wasabi, and its technology in an understated, commonsensical kind of way. But make no mistake, Friend is pursuing a grand ambition that takes ...

Data Unification: A New Path to Digital Transformation

August 9th, 2017 (0)
You may be familiar with the cliché that data is the new oil and analytics is the combustion engines that will power enterprises to corporate nirvana with all manner of game-changing insights. But the problem is that for most ...

Solarflare’s ‘Micro-Segmentation Security’ Puts the Firewall Inside the Data Center

August 4th, 2017 (0)
Solarflare, well-established on Wall Street for its low latency networking trading platforms, is moving beyond the financial services industry with a general-purpose hardware server firewall that has some data center security experts taking notice. The company has announced SolarSecure, ...

Airlines Embracing AI Take Wing, AI Index Finds

August 3rd, 2017 (0)
Stock prices of airline companies – starting with Southwest and Hawaiian airlines – that have embraced AI look like the flight path of a plane just after take-off: steady ascent. In fact, a growing divide is emerging between airlines ...

Investment Magnet Cohesity Launches Hyperconverged Secondary Storage Platform

August 1st, 2017 (0)
 High performance storage is the strongest growth sector in the advanced scale computing realm – we see this in analyst reports and in last week’s moved by Cray toward acquiring Seagate’s ClusterStor high end storage line. Storing the tsunami ...

This PIG – Predictive Information Governance – Is Starting to Fly

August 1st, 2017 (0)
 Historically, end users have been responsible for their own information governance.  Even as organizations implemented and communicated information governance policies, it was still up to the end user to decide which documents needed to be retained, and then to ...

Hardware Strategies for Horizontal and Vertical Scalability – And Why It Matters

July 28th, 2017 (0)
Since almost all NoSQL databases have built-in high availability, it is easy to change hardware configuration which involves shutting down, replacing, or adding a server to a cluster while maintaining the continuous operations. Seamless, online scalability is one of ...

Regulate AI? Musk-Zuckerberg Stand Astride the Divide

July 27th, 2017 (0)
The future of AI – heck, the future of human civilization – is the hot tech industry topic this week, not only for the topic itself but for who’s talking about it, namely the world’s fifth and 80th richest ...
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