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  • Ernst & Young: using forensic analytics to prevent fraud

    Data is generally thought the be the lifeblood of 21st Century business, but the so-called ?information age? is also fraught with risk. Cybercrime continues to grow rapidly, and evidence of fraud, abuse and criminal activity often resides on a myriad of electronic systems.

  • Security concerns over a data centre in the cloud

    When the company data centre moves to various cloud configurations, the provisioning of servers will need to be addressed.

  • Can Fibre Channel survive Ethernet's assault?

    Expensive and specialised Fibre Channel SANs have been under assault as companies consolidate data traffic over Ethernet. With Fibre Channel disks already largely eliminated from the market by SAS, can networking gear be far behind?

  • Securing your hybrid cloud

    The debate over public cloud versus private cloud continues to rage within the IT industry. As most organisations take an ad-hoc, evolutionary approach to new technologies, the environment over the next five years is likely to be a mixture of the two.

  • Why social tech's real value is inside the business

    Although companies have been urged to adopt "Web 2.0" and social technologies for years now, the truth is that relatively few have done so internally in any serious way - and use inside the business is where the most value can be gained.

  • Getting the most out of flash storage

    Over the past few years mainstream enterprises have been turning to NAND flash storage to boost speed and decrease latency, but some vendors still produce products that inhibit customers from achieving flash's full potential.

  • Semantic web tools you can use now

    Vince Fioramonti had an epiphany back in 2001. He realised that valuable investment information was becoming increasingly available on the web, and that a growing number of vendors were offering software to capture and interpret that information in terms of its importance and relevance.

  • Google Apps: A simple guide

    Google would like you to believe that its hosted e-mail and office productivity tools are just as good as Microsoft's. While that's probably not the case yet, Google Apps is a valid and inexpensive alternative to Microsoft Office for many types of customers. Here's what you need to know about Google Apps.

  • Buy an expensive SAN to save money

    The benefits of SANs (storage area networks) sound tantalising: efficient centralized storage, high performance, and rock-solid reliability. But SANs are too expensive if you're a small business. Or are they? Let's do the numbers - you may be surprised.

  • MAID to store - persistently

    Copan boss Mark Ward explains why hard disks are getting smaller, how persistent data differs from transactional data - and how his company can save storage space and power as a result.

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