April 03, 2014
CIOs and IT leaders certainly play up the importance of disaster recovery and business continuity, but according to a recent InformationWeek survey, there is still a lot more work to be done to hone best practices in this area.
April 02, 2014
… put another DVD in the jukebox, baby.
In IT and music nothing ever really dies, it just gets remixed. DJ’s now have most of their music in digital formats, so they use touch sensitive virtual turntables to simulate vinyl disks.
March 28, 2014
The official holiday season is over and we can catch our breath, lose some weight and payoff our credit cards until sometime around mid-October when we start being deluged with ads and invitations for the next round of holiday shopping and parties. But if you are one of those who likes to celebrate year round, there is always a reason – TimeandDate.com lists a couple hundred you might be missing out on. There you will find Stephen Foster Memorial Day, Read Across America Day, National Tartan Day, Wear Red Day, Boss’s Day, and plenty of others you can celebrate. If that isn’t enough, you can use the pull-down menu to pick the holidays of other countries.
One thing that is missing from the list, however, is World Backup Day on March 31. It was started in 2011 by a Youngstown State University student, Ismail Jadun, to remind people to back up their data before April Fools Day. While we appreciate having a day for others to think about it, at Zetta.net it is a topic that we obsess about 24/7/365, not just one day a year. For those who aren’t as monomaniacal on the topic as we are, here is a simple strategy to follow: Backup is as easy as 3-2-1.
March 27, 2014
Silicon Valley is packed with entrepreneurs with impressive resumes and intriguing pasts. But when you’re credited with inventing a core piece of the Internet and were once named People Magazine’s sexiest Internet mogul, you have some serious street cred for standing out in the crowd.
March 26, 2014
Last fall we had a blog post on how Zetta co-founder and Chief Scientist Lou Montulli was recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records for having invented the browser cookie. While some people view web cookies the same way a dieter views Mrs. Fields, they are a key aspect of providing smooth web service. Here are ten things to know about cookies.