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This article is part of the Vol. 11 Num. 1 March 2012 issue of Solid-state storage guide
If you’ve been struggling with protecting data at your company’s remote locations, look out, it’s only going to get worse. “User” is probably the single word that causes storage (and IT) pros to slap their foreheads and roll their eyes in frustration more often than any other. Users -- you can’t live with ’em and you can’t live without ’em -- will drive you up the wall with unreasonable requests and send you halfway to the loony bin with their sloppy, storage-devouring bad habits. They’re unreasonable, unreliable, unrelenting and unrealistic, but they’re also you’re raison d’être. No users, no storage, no you. So be nice. But of course you’re nice. You’ve patiently explained good storage manners, and done your best to fulfill requests. You cleaned up after them and fixed what they broke. You know storage is your job, and that your company counts on you to find a home for its data and to make sure it’s comfy and safe. That hasn’t always been easy, especially considering how dispersed a company’s data can get with remote/branch offices and mobile/home-office ... Access >>>
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