Dan Tynan’s article “The 7 dirtiest jobs in IT” hit a nerve with many an IT worker, and Dan followed it up with, “Even dirtier IT jobs.” Number 6 on the list of the dirtiest jobs? Data crisis counselor. This is a person on the other end of the phone from “sobbing adults who’ve lost….
Kodak Gallery, formerly known as “Ofoto”, claims to be the leading online digital photo developing service. Customers upload photos to the site, use it as a way to store and share photos online, and count on it as a photo backup. However, today Kodak updated its storage policy to say that it will delete your….
Online backup service provider Carbonite was all over the news this week for suing two of its suppliers, claiming the vendors setup the systems that were responsible for losing 7,500 customers’ data. First published in The Boston Globe, the story was picked up by TechCrunch, Computerworld, Cnet, and at least 20 other media outlets. A….
Nearly 50,000 swimmers nationwide rely on the U.S. Masters Swimming organization for training, competitions, and various local programs. Started in 1970, the organization has grown to support 500 local clubs and its website, www.usms.org, is the hub that helps manage this large, distributed non-profit. Yesterday, during a routine import, the database containing all the member….
It’s 6:30pm on Friday the 13th, so if you’re reading this, it probably wasn’t a completely unlucky day. Did you avoid walking under a ladder today? Stood a bit further back from large windows? Drove a little slower? According to the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute, about 1 in 15 people in the U.S…..
Ma.gnolia.com was a bookmark storing and sharing service (similar to Delicious.com) that has shut down due to data loss. The company started several years ago and built a small, but adoring user community that liked Ma.gnolia’s easy-to-use API and caching of linked pages. The service was the work of Larry Halff who nearly single-handedly built….
JournalSpace, a 6 year old blog hosting service, closed shop on Tuesday after losing all of its users’ data. Details are sketchy, but the company claims the cause was either an OS failure or a disgruntled employee that deleted the data. Regardless of the cause, since the JournalSpace had no backups, in addition to the….
1 Your backup strategy is to burn CDs and DVDs. A diamond may be forever, but CDs and DVDs have a shelf-life. Even the Optical Storage Technology Association says an unrecorded disk will only last 5 to 10 years. And this assumes you’ve selected the right files and remember to do it, which brings me….