RDX Removable Hard Drive System Test Center approved by CRN

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Our partner, Tandberg Data has recently had the honor of having their RDX removable hard drive system Test Center approved by CRN. Click above to link through to the CRN review. Congratulations to Tandberg for their continued excellence in the field of backup solutions. If you would like more information about RDX removable hard drive solutions from Tandberg, please use …

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The EPC Data Containment Unit has arrived at Homeland Secure IT

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This is our DCU, it is like many other DCUs, but this one is our own…. I bet you are wondering, “What the heck is a Data Containment Unit?” aren’t you?!! The trashcan-like device pictured above is a DCU or “Data Containment Unit”.  Its purpose in life is to hold old hard drives that are destined to be destroyed PHYSICALLY …

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Computer Direct Outlet in Greenville SC for computer parts

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Sure, we sell computers, servers and all the components that comprise them, but we don’t always stock every part. Yes, we can get any part the next business morning at no additional charge, but sometimes, you need something TODAY and therefore, I am making a plug for our friends over at Computer Direct Outlet here in Greenville, SC. CDO stocks …

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Computer hard drive prices predicted to remain high throughout 2012 and 2013

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Hard drive prices have remained consistently high throughout 2012, but analysts predict they will do so through 2014. This is due to the 2011 typhoon season and related flooding in Thailand that took major hard drive manufacturers offline and damaged factory facilities. Unfortunately, PC manufacturers saw the impending crisis and locked in contracts to insure they would be provided an …

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Protect your assets and stay in compliance with Trend Micro Endpoint Encryption

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With federal and state agencies now dispensing stiff penalties to companies that do not maintain compliance with the plethora of industry regulations, such as HIPAA, PCI, Sarbanes Oxley, HITECH, FISMA and a slew of others, healthcare, retail and financial service industries need an encryption solution. Trend Micro Endpoint Encryption offers exactly what most businesses need. Ensure data privacy by encrypting data …

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Hard drive in action in super slow motion

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Ever wanted to see a hard drive in action? If you are the curious type, you probably already have taken a drive apart and noted how quickly the actuator arm moved. These guys show a drive in super slow motion. (40x reduction in speed) for your viewing pleasure. Share and Enjoy:

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Hard drive stolen from Miami’s Upper Valley Medical Center #encryption #dataloss #privacy

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Here’s another case of a missing device from a medical facility… “Computer hard drive missing from UVMC hospital” A man walked into a medical center, and apparently stole a hard drive that from a computer in a patient admitting area near the main lobby. The quote that gets me was “The hospital does not believe any patient personal information is …

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Data Killer – Could tape & hard drive shredding & “DOD” wipes be a thing of the past?

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Currently, the ONLY true way to ensure that your data is not recovered from an old hard drive is to destroy that drive by shredding it. In the video below, you will see a device that has the potential for erasing the data using the same method that was used to record that information, albeit much more powerful. It remains …

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Need LOTS of external hard drive storage? The Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk offers 4 TB!

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PCMAG.COM posted a review of the new Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk (4TB) external hard drive that is worth reading if you are looking for a large storage solution. They listed the pros as being “HUGE”, “numerous connection interfaces” and “low cost”. On the flip-side, they stated that the plastic construction was a negative, as it didn’t offer much in the way of protection. …

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Analysts predict hard drive supplies could run out by end of November due to Thailand’s flood situation #HDDShortage

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Remember what I said back on Oct 25th about the hard drive shortage? Then I rambled a bit more and went as far as to say, “Don’t Panic“??? I think I misled you.  I now upgrade my opinion to, “OKAY, PANIC”. According to numerous articles citing industry experts and analysts, we’re seeing a total 180 from the “relax, everything is …

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