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Charles Brett, is principal analyst at Freeform Dynamics, where he covers end user computing, with a particular focus on the infrastructure.
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How your data loss prevention plan is killing your business

Are enterprises asking the right questions about data and its storage? This may seem an unusual question – it should not be treated as an abstract issue. If they are not, or if appropriate questions produce unexpected answers, then there may exist distinct possibilities for substantial future savings as well as releasing IT …
Charles Brett, 02 Dec 2013

Hate data fees but love your HD slab? Here's a better way to pay for bytes

A gigabyte is 1,073,741,824 bytes. Computer science tells us this is so. It's 10243 bytes. Except when it's not. Apple, in common with virtually everyone else pushing systems, treats a gig as 1,000,000,000 bytes for users of Macs, iPhones and iPads; simpler for consumers, but the difference is almost seven per cent. When this …
Charles Brett, 26 Oct 2013