Articles Tagged with Privacy

General Data Protection Regulation — Coming Soon

We are currently midway through an information and digitization revolution that could be possibly compared to the mechanical impact of the Industrial Revolution. Despite the many great advances it brought, the Industrial Revolution had harmful impacts on the environment and working conditions, among other areas. It took 150 years or more for the issues from the Industrial Revolution to be recognized and addressed with legislation, by which time untold damage had been done. Similar things are possible with the current “information revolution.” The big issues of today are concerns over privacy and data protection. Given that Europe has a history of personal information being used to enforce totalitarianism and even genocide, it is no surprise to find that Europe is on the forefront of making data protection legislation more suitable to the age we currently live and work in.

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The Future Perfect … Data Center

We are happy to share that we were featured yesterday on BrightTALK. We discussed data centers and what the future holds. What does the future data center look like? Is it racks and racks of computers? Is it heavily automated? Is it just a shim to the larger world of the cloud? Listen in on this dynamic panel discussion in which we delve into the future of the data center with our experts, Edward Haletky and Steve Beaver. We discussed where we are going, how the hybrid cloud fits in, and the ultimate vision of the data center.

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Big Data Works Harder on Holidays

The tracking of user activities increases over the holidays. A user is either a device (car, phone, tablet, etc.), a person (shopping online or off), or a thing (a credit card, etc.) The goal is to offer the users and the owners of the devices and things opportunities to buy more, to shop more, to be tracked more. It is an opportunity, one which normal people cannot avoid. A recent holiday saw the same things coming into my mailbox that show up every Monday, but each web visit led somewhere else.

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Security in Our Modern Times

Throughout all the years I have been working in information technology, security has been an area that engineers have striven to improve. As a result, we have make our environments as secure as possible. We have always looked to make the security of our systems stronger. Security has evolved over time. One example of this evolution is the concept of password management. IT professionals have helped drive the change from simple passwords to more secure passphrases to two-factor authentication added as another layer of security.

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