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Artificial Contentiousness

  • July 25, 2017
In today’s world, Artifical Intelligence is moving forward at a rapid rate. Some of the big players are IBM with Watson, and Google with its London-based Deep Mind Division. Facebook is trying to hire the best minds in AI, and China is throwing mass amounts of money into robotics for automating many factories.
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Tape is Dead! Long Live Tape!

  • July 5, 2017
Being able to store tapes offsite means that you have a reliable point in time to restore to despite cyber hacking, fire, flood, and a myriad of other ills.
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Purchasing Off Contracts vs. RFPs

  • June 15, 2017
As a state agency or municipality in Kentucky, to receive the best possible deal/price, everyone knows that you should issue a request for proposal (RFP) or a request for quote (RFQ), right? Just put out a bid and let the vendors submit their qualifications and lowest prices and the organization wins.
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Advice for all from Anna Quindlen

  • June 9, 2017
Millions of readers have followed her astute perspectives on today’s issues; from family, work, and education, to health care, philanthropy, and social justice. Her commencement speech was inspiring to me, and some of her key points are relevant to all of us, no matter what age we are or what position we hold in our careers and life.
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High Tech Fishing

  • June 7, 2017
Although one can still grab a fishing pole and head to the nearest body of water to enjoy a day of fishing, as humans have since the first recorded use of a hook, line and pole (dating before 2000 BC), technology has come a very long way since then. Line and Pole were the beginning of what is now a huge industry encompassing the globe.
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NetApp Releases ONTAP 9.2

  • June 1, 2017
NetApp ONTAP 9.2 is now available! With ONTAP 9.0, NetApp has switched up its ONTAP release cadence. Rather than major releases every 12 to 18 months, they are on a 6 month schedule, with updates released in May and October. Here are just a few of the new functionalities and improvements:
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Are you Protecting your data? Be Malware Aware.

  • May 30, 2017
On Friday, May 12, 2017 computer users around the world awoke to the realization that their computer data had been hijacked by the WannaCry ransomware attack. It is estimated by the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation...
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2017 Eaton Partner Summit

  • May 18, 2017
Last week I traveled to the annual Eaton Partner Summit in Atlanta, Georgia. This was my first trip to this event, and I have to say that Eaton did not disappoint.
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How To Use Technology To Do More With Less

  • May 16, 2017
Although “doing more with less” is dependent on the perspective you have for a given a situation, as a general rule, standardization, process improvement, automation and innovation seem to be the key drivers.
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Man vs Machine

  • May 11, 2017
Twenty years ago, on May 11, 1997, the IBM computer Deep Blue defeated world chess champion Garry Kasparov in a six-game match in New York City (Kasparov: 1 win, Deep Blue: 2 wins, drawn games: 3).
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Human Empathy and Technology

  • May 9, 2017
In today’s world, I believe that technology has taken some of the emotion, respect, and compassion out of our everyday lives. Allow me to explain. You get an email or a text from someone that is abrupt and to the point. Is the person upset, hurried, angry or something else?
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