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Design: Make decisions on how you want your data to look in the future and work backward. Aim for the simplest possible post-consolidation environment. Limit the number of metadata fields available to ensure higher usage and less frustration. End users are more likely to use and appreciate a DMS that does not require a lot…

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New EU Privacy Regulations New EU Privacy Regulations were approved in 2016.  There is a transition period and the new Directive takes effect in May of 2018.  The new Directive is known as the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  A summary of the Directive can be found at http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection. This article is a summary…

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While recently watching the news I saw a segment on the 2016 Presidential election.  In this segment the reporter was asking a community leader in Detroit why Donald Trump won the State of Michigan after so much pre-election polling data had shown Hillary Clinton with a lead, in some cases substantially.  The community leader had…

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In this blog post, I’ll discuss some issues pertaining to Dell Data Protection | Rapid Recovery virtual standby machines. Rapid Recovery is a solution that backs up volumes at the block level, meaning the backup results are volume images. These images can be mounted as physical disks for file restore on the Core (backup server), or…

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