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April 2015

Data Erasure – The End of the Data Lifecycle

In last week’s blog we discussed data encryption and data security. Encryption is just one area of data security and data security rolls up into the larger category of data management. What do you think about when you hear the term “data management?” Does the word “security” come to mind? Maybe you think of BIG data. How many of you think of end of life data and data erasure? Data …Read More

The Internet of Things and Storage of Everything

The future is made of intelligent objects and…data The fact that the amount of digital data that surrounds us is constantly increasing is not new. As we go throughout our day each of us produces a trail of new data along the way. Not only do we create data on a professional level, but on a personal level as well. Every social media update, text message, email, YouTube comment and …Read More

Data is Data

When we think of creating data, we typically think of a computer, tablet, smartphone or wearable. What we don’t typically think about are industry-specific devices, unless we are using one. We recently came across one such device, a Trimble Recon Rugged Handheld Computer used to document parameters of pipe fusion processes. This little device, also known as a “Data Collector” or “Controller”, looks like an ultra-rugged GPS.  Pipe inspectors use …Read More