Posts about Data

Over the past few weeks, I've been exploring the world of lifelogging. Unfamiliar with this term? You're not alone. Although lifelogging has existed for a few decades, it's only now starting to acquire mainstream traction. Indeed, many people believe that it's a trend that will grow phenomenally over the next few years.
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There will be few in the tech industry who missed Dropbox's recent funding news. Its latest round of funding closed at $250 million with a market valuation of $4 billion. Although impressive, I was far more intrigued by Drew Houston’s, CEO, ambitions to integrate into our lives. Houston wants to create a world where our data is never far away. Indeed, Houston sees a future where Dropbox is integrated into just about everything, from cameras to televisions, from cars to refrigerators. Houston wants your data to follow you, wherever you are.
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This is a question that many of us perhaps take for granted. When was the last time you considered the security of your data as you transferred money online or emailed sensitive information to work colleagues? Personally, I rarely consider the risk that someone may be intercepting this data. At least I didn’t until now.
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In 2008 and 2009, green networking was a hot topic in the storage and enterprise space. It was impossible to attend an exhibition or conference without seeing a raft of roundtables, presentations and general hype about the topic. There were even some dedicated green networking shows. Although I have to confess that the only thing memorable about these events was the non-green nature of my carbon footprint to attend.
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