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Disaster Recovery
Are hard disk drives damaged by smoke recoverable?
The old saying ‘fail to prepare, prepare to fail’ is certainly an apt proverb in IT circles - ESET shares some advice for recovering smoke-damaged HDDs.
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Microsoft
Dell EMC tops the data centre hardware & software market
Spending in the market is on the rise with the usual suspects like Dell EMC, Microsoft, HPE, Huawei, and Cisco at the top.
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Innovation
Silicon Valley to lose its tech centre crown to global cities
A new survey of tech industry leaders found the majority believe it is likely the Valley will be usurped within four years by other cities around the world.
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GDPR
Exclusive Q&A: Why businesses are storing useless hardware
In this exclusive interview, Blancco's Fredrik Forslund details just how expensive the issue of data centre waste has become.
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Data Centre Operators
Organisations wasting $100k a year hoarding useless IT hardware
Staggering new research has revealed how businesses have become paralysed by data regulations and are sucking up the costs of storing old data centre hardware rather than risk a breach.
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IT Automation
ManageEngine VP’s 5 tech trends to look out for in 2019
Next year is to be one where we will see many technologies that have been on the fringes begin to be implemented among the mainstream.
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Cybercrime
Is Supermicro innocent? 3rd party test finds no malicious hardware
One of the larger scandals within IT circles took place this year with Bloomberg firing shots at Supermicro - now Supermicro is firing back.
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E-waste
Google says ‘circular economy’ needed for data centres
Google's Sustainability Officer believes major changes are critical in data centres to emulate the cyclical life of nature.
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E-waste
Golden opportunities for enterprise e-waste reduction
E-waste is a hot topic in tech circles, and Park Place's EMEA MD believes there could be huge opportunities if data centres and enterprises improve their practices.
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Gaming
Stability on the horizon for the global PC and tablet market, according to Canalys
The industry analyst says the market will experience its smallest decline in four years.
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Cisco
Why server maintenance is vital for enterprise
Interactive already service over 250,000 devices across 20,000 sites in Australia and New Zealand.
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Smartphone
NSW government taps 13 IT companies for ICT services panel
Ingram Micro, Data#3, Acer and Lenovo (amongst others) will all deliver services for NSW government departments.
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Smartphone
Google closes $1.1b HTC deal, makes room for new HTC teammates
Separately, Google will receive a non-exclusive license for HTC intellectual property (IP).
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Cisco
Research: Enterprise IT infrastructure spend still on the rise
Cisco is also still the dominant enterprise vendor, leading the market in four of the six segments.
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Machine Learning
2018 forecast to be the year of hardware and mainframe modernisation
This expert says the advance of AI, machine learning and the IoT in 2018 will expose the importance of modernising legacy hardware and mainframes.
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Digital Transformation
Gartner analyst: 5 steps to modernising IT infrastructure without the cost
Gartner says in most cases you can deliver a more agile IT environment using commercial off-the-shelf infrastructure.
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Internet of Things
Seven most interesting hardware startups at Meet Taipei 2017
A large concentration of Taiwanese startups are in the hardware sector, integrating IoT and smart technologies into their innovation.
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Network Security
To upgrade or not to upgrade – that is the security question
When we think of security, we probably think ‘software’ first. But software runs on hardware, and network security and access appliances are aging.
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Storage
Seagate launches new 12TB ‘Guardian’ HDD range
Seagate says the new drives offer the highest capacity and performance in the industry, among network-attached storage (NAS) and desktop HDDs.
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Cloud Services
Why the device still matters - Understanding how hardware impacts the cloud
Your users don’t want more for less — they want more of what matters to them.
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Servers
Benefits of upgrading your servers & OS – and the dangers of staying put
It has become vital to be agile and on the pulse of change – not least of which lies the importance of refreshing servers and operating systems.
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Printers
Lexmark eyes market growth in Australia with new distie deal
“We are pleased to be able to bring our non-traditional distribution capabilities to Lexmark's award-winning range of products."
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Hardware
Landesk's new IT Asset Management solution is all about visibility
“With this newest release, Landesk brings together the technology necessary to provide the visibility IT departments need when managing assets."
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Printers
Ricoh wins big for printer range
“Ricoh has a strong reputation for producing energy efficient devices. These awards demonstrate our continued commitment to customers."