Happy Birthday to RAID, the Storage Solution that Transformed Computing


Before Optane and SSDs, we had a different way to boost conventional hard drive performance. Happy 30th birthday to the Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks.

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FTC flouts conventional wisdom, says changing passwords often can do harm

Conventional computer security wisdom has been to change passwords often. It turns out, however, that most people make changes in detectable patterns. It’s safer to have one long, complex password that you don’t change.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/08/09/ftc-flouts-conventional-wisdom-says-changing-passwords-often-can-do-harm.html

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Heating Up the Platform Wars

We’ve seen a rapid progression from conventional software bought through a license to cloud-based solutions that sell for a song — and in theory could sell through barter at some point. I am not a big fan of zero marginal cost economics, in which prices drop to zip because buyers take into account only the cost of the marginal good and not the time, effort, and other resources that went into making it No. 1. That said, the story of economics is ever-declining prices and costs, as product innovations take on ever-larger markets.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83769.html?rss=1

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Does Tinder's new 'Super Like' make you look too keen?

In the search for love, the conventional wisdom would have us believe that playing hard to get is a winning move.

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Conventional watch sales slide after Apple Watch launch, NPD says

American sales of conventional watches fell by the steepest amount in seven years during the month of June, a decline linked in part to the debut of the Apple Watch, market research firm NPD Group said on Friday.

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Bridging the Front and Back Offices

I’ve written many times about how conventional, premises-based ERP seems to be evaporating. CPQ — configuration, pricing and quoting — are business processes that illustrate the point. First, let’s all agree that enterprise resource planning isn’t going extinct as it evaporates — it’s too valuable — but it is getting a haircut. Many of the functions leaving ERP are condensing back into the front office, and to me that’s what’s exciting, because it brings back-office data closer to processes that consume it.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82253.html?rss=1

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Free Speech vs. Internet Privacy and the 'Right to Be Forgotten'

The conventional wisdom of the Internet is that everything posted, whether on social media, a website or anywhere else, will be on the Internet forever. That conventional wisdom was just challenged successfully in a recent ruling handed down by the EU’s highest court. A new conventional wisdom may arise from that ruling — that we have a “right to be forgotten.” Beginning in 1989, the EU was interested in protecting the privacy of EU citizens. As a result, a law known as the “EU 1995 Data Directive” was created.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/80567.html?rss=1

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Zappos Gives Old-School Job Recruitment the Boot

Zappos is ditching conventional job posts to recruit its new hires, instead launching Zappos Insiders, an internal social network designed to simplify and improve the process. Job recruitment can be a vicious cycle on both ends, according to Zappos HR Manager Michael Bailen. Companies need to look for new hires who are passionate and professional, but they are under pressure to complete the process quickly, even when overwhelmed with responses. That can lead to a lack of passion and personalization in hiring.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/80515.html?rss=1

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