• The Case for Hitachi Hybrid Flash Arrays

    A recent analyst report makes the following claim   “Solid-state arrays have reached a level of maturity, reliability and cost-effectiveness that they now exceed hybrid disk arrays in all characteristics e...
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  • DX and IoT In Energy, Insurance, and Entertainment

    This past week I visited several customers in different business verticals. One was an energy and power company, another was an insurance company and the others were in media and entertainment. A common theme in all t...
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  • IT Trends for 2017

      “The year of the Rooster teaches the lessons of order, scrutiny and strategic planning.”   Every year at this time I along with many other bloggers try to identify the coming trends for the f...
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  • Who is being disrupted by the Fintechs?

    In the past I have blogged about Fintech companies that are disrupting the financial markets, by offering banking services with more consumer efficiency, lower costs, and greater speed than traditional financial compa...
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  • Hitachi Content Platform Continues to Extend Its Lead in OBS

    The Hitachi Data Systems’ object based storage (OBS) solution HCP (Hitachi Content Platform) has earned another analyst assessment as a leader in the Object Based Storage (OBS) Market. In addition to being named...
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  • Creating A Centralized Data Hub

    In my trends for 2017, I called out the movement to a centralized data hub for better management, protection and governance of an organization’s data.   “2017 The year of the Rooster teaches the le...
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  • Fake News Around FMD versus SSD Performance and Availability

      Competitors who lack the engineering capability to design their own flash devices use standard SSDs that were designed for the high volume commodity PC and server markets. These competitors are trying to creat...
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  • Data Governance: A Key Stakeholder in Digital Transformation

      Data is the foundation for digital transformation and the strategy for digital transformation requires data management, data governance, data mobility, and data analytics. While IT has a pretty good understand...
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  • Hitachi Tests Blockchain Technology With 150 Million PointInfinity Members!

    It has been about a year since I blogged about the distributed ledger technology called blockchain and the establishment of the Hitachi Financial Innovation Lab in Santa Clara.   This year Hitachi has partnered ...
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  • AI, Social Innovation, and the UK IEP

    IEP stands for the Intercity Express Programme, which will convert the current 60+ year old diesel UK intercity trains to state of the art, high speed electric trains. The new trains are from Hitachi and are packed wi...
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  • Stephen Hawking - will AI kill or save humankind?

    “Stephen Hawking – will AI kill or save humankind” was the title of a blog post by Rory Cellan-Jones on BBC News. This was a report on a speech by Stephen Hawking at an event in Cambridge in October ...
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  • Deep Learning with Hitachi AI Technology/H

    AI stands for Artificial Intelligence, computer systems that can achieve intelligent activities like those of human brains such as learning, reasoning, and judgment. The learning method employed by early AI systems wa...
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  • A Safe and SAIN Approach to Object store -- HCP

    If you are going to commit your unstructured data to long term storage and want to ensure that it will be available as your data scales to petabytes across generations of technology, the choice of storage will need to...
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  • A data scientist, a storage specialist, and a lawyer walk into a bar….

    I included this phrase in my blog post  Email Investigations Made Easier with HCP/HCI to explain that while the data scientist will interpret and represent data mathematically and the storage specialist will focu...
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  • Email Investigations Made Easier with HCP/HCI

      Emails are the primary communications tool for enterprise business. We exchange documents and make agreements through email. Emails contain private information of people and companies.  Almost everything ...
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  • “SHARE is not an acronym; it’s what we do.”

    I began my career in IT during the mainframe days. Now 40 years later, the mainframe and I are still around. Next week SHARE, the volunteer-run user group for IBM mainframe computers, will be holding its annual confer...
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  • Should IT Departments Be Worried About GDPR?

    This past week I was in the Nordics talking to customers from Sweden, Norway and Finland, about Data Governance. This is a topic of high interest due to a new EU regulation around data privacy which is due to be imple...
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  • Proprietary APIs, Are Unacceptable in Today’s Data Center

    EMC Centera is becoming obsolete according to a report published by Gartner in June of last year. Gartner recommended that organizations make immediate plans to migrate off of the EMC Centera platform. It is rare for ...
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  • Digital Transformation Can Resolve the Productivity Paradox 

    The Productivity Paradox   Over the last 10 years, the exponential growth and power of technology have brought some fascinating, if not mind-bending, opportunities. Machines talk to one another with computer-co...
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  • IoT Security Exposures: Mirai is now.

      The Kanji Mi means not yet, and Rai means become. In English this would be translated as “The Future”. Mirai has become all too familiar as the name of a Botnet attack that caused internet outages ...
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