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Pete Steege
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Online content delivery is adding to, not replacing, physical media

The growth in eBooks and eVideo is definitely changing the way content is delivered. But the change is turning out to be a shift in the consumption profile of consumers rather than a 1-for-1 swap out of physical to virtual media. Continue reading »

Pete Steege
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Surveillance storage for the long haul

Suiker Unie had a problem.

Their bioethanol plant in Anklam, Germany is required by law to monitor the facility entrance with surveillance cameras.

The problem wasn’t setting up the cameras and the recording system. It was having to keep the video for three years. Continue reading »

Pete Steege
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Ten reasons optical discs aren’t quite dead yet

Who needs a DVD or Blu-ray Disc, now that there’s broadband? Turns out lots of people. Here are ten reasons optical discs are going to be around for a long time. Continue reading »

Pete Steege
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SSDs can destroy fragile digital evidence

Two researchers from Australia have found that solid state drives (SSDs) can make digital evidence unusable. Turns out these devices have a mind of their own, and can accidentally destroy the chain of evidence without being told to do so.

Digital evidence is inherently fragile. Conscious care must be taken to successfully get it to trial. This is a challenge for those collecting suspicious content, but also effects evidence it as it makes its way through an investigation on the way to the courthouse. Continue reading »

Pete Steege
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Memorial Hermann’s medical records “help desk”

Medical modalities like X-ray machines and MRI systems generate a steady stream of digital images, which find their way into patient medical records. This is a major advance over the days of film, but it’s only half of the digital content story for healthcare. Continue reading »

Pete Steege
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Beware of “disposable” storage for surveillance archives

Using hard disk drives to archive Surveillance data is dangerous: store something you may need decades later on storage media designed for 3-5 years of life. Sure, they cost less per TB than optical disc technology, but the downside risk is much worse. Continue reading »

Pete Steege
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Surveillance dilemma: spend more or save less?

Surveillance users face a dilemma: do I add storage or shorten retention time? There is a third way. Continue reading »

Pete Steege
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Discovery is moving content around the edges

The more central the Web becomes in our business and work lives, the more there will be a need to move content “around the edges” – those places where the Web can’t go. Continue reading »

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