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HP Touchpad – The Price Wasn’t Right?


I have to admit I was quite shocked to read on holiday that HP had decided to kill off the Touchpad and webOS after what can only be 2 months since launch. In fact at HP Discover 2011 in June, the Touchpad was centre-stage in all presentations, forming a consistent presentation layer for accessing Enterprise content. Since being discontinued, HP ... Read More »

Array Design – Risk Versus Impact


Last week I heard about a large organisation that experienced a double-disk failure on one of their storage arrays.  As a result, major systems were down for nearly 8 hours.  Double-disk failures (where a second disk fails within a RAID group while the first failed disk is being rebuilt) are rare occurrences but they can happen.  With the increasing use ... Read More »