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Windows 10: At the Heart of 4K, Ultra HD and Games

We know it and we see it: Ultra HD (a sort of commercial “4K”) is fast arriving as an outright replacement for HD (Full HD), which started to become popular in 2009. The release of Windows 10 will coincide with the availability of the first “Super Blu-ray” or “Ultra Blu-ray” disk drives (who actually knows?) with a capacity of 300 GB, designed by Sony and Panasonic to store these high-speed …Read More

Top 10 Data Disasters of 2014

10. Water Damage at a Fire Call (Germany) A firefighter was fighting a fire when his Nokia Lumia 610 was damaged by water. He lost all of his data including photos of family and friends. Kroll Ontrack was asked to help and successfully recovered 732 photos from the phone. 9. Late (United States) One company was preparing for a new IT infrastructure. The new storage array was waiting to be …Read More

Dropped SQL table? A better solution has arrived!

The last few months, I’ve been writing about a common problem that exists in the DBA world: the request to restore a SQL table from a backup or storage-tier snapshots. Whether it is tackled by a SQL DBA, Developer, Consultant or “Jack of All Trades,” who supports SQL in addition to many other IT roles, these requests take time. Why? Because the native restore process, which is the most common …Read More

What will be the effects when Windows XP is retired on 8 April 2014?

On 8 April 2014, Microsoft will conclude its technical support of Windows XP, a historical milestone in computer technology. What are the effects for personal and enterprise users? What are the effects of the conclusion of Windows XP support on computers that already have it? First of all, we need to take into account that Windows XP was launched in 2001 and the last “big” update, or “service pack” in …Read More