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  • Fast Guide: Tiered storage

    There's a lot to know about tiered storage -- from key management practices to designing a system that best fits your business' needs. Whether you're new to the concept, looking for ways to implement it on a tight budget or a storage pro, our Tiered Storage Fast Guide offers a range of informative articles, webcasts, tips and more for a professional of any level.

  • Avoid resume blunders

    Fast guide to writing cover letters and resumesReturn to IndexDid you focus too much on your job duties and not enough on your achievements? Is your resume too long or too short? Did you repeatedly use "I" and "me"? Did you list irrelevant information? Review the following common errors before you send out your resume.

  • Fast Guide: Stored procedures

    Stored procedures can be executed quickly inside your database server, saving you the time it would take to do the same work on a client. In the second part of our stored procedure series of fast guides, we offer stored procedures to help you with SQL Server data migration, performance and querying.

  • Fast Guide: Undocumented stored procedures

    Stored procedures can help you control access, preserve data integrity and improve productivity, yet you may not be tapping into all the routines that ship with SQL Server. Here we highlight some particularly useful undocumented stored procedures, as well as some other tips and tricks not to miss.

  • Fast Guide: Disaster recovery

    The first steps in DR planning are always the hardest to take, but it doesn't have to be that way. From DR planning and design to strategies and cost, our Fast Guide: Disaster recovery will help you to get your shop where it needs to be. This Fast Guide will not only help the storage beginner but the seasoned storage professional as well.

  • RAID fast guide

    You need info about RAID. It's that simple. In the world of storage, RAID (redundant array of independent disks) is a major topic. Whether you are a RAID rookie or you're trying to optimize performance of a huge array, you'll learn something here. This Fast Guide offers RAID news, expert technical advice and tips.

  • Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) fundamentals tutorial

    New to database administration or development? Here's a quick guide that can get you started by providing background on the relational model and practical advice for working with a relational database management system.

  • Fast Guide: Storage basics

    Storage covers a lot of territory and it can be overwhelming for the beginner. In our Fast Guide: Storage basics, we break it down into categories -- and keep it simple. We start out with basic storage terms, then go on to management, networking and primary storage. Keep this Guide handy and it will provide you with what you need to know for a good storage foundation.

  • SQL guide for Oracle users

    Whether you are a newbie or a seasoned expert looking to tweak query performance, this learning guide to the structured query language (SQL) has something for you. These seven chapters can help you figure out how to get the data you need by looking at solutions to real-world problems.

  • Guide to Oracle freeware and shareware

    This list of free and low-cost tools and utilities will help Oracle DBAs and developers do your job better.

  • Bits & Bytes column library archive

    Bits & Bytes column library archive -- 2003 to 2004

  • Learning Guide: SAN management

    Managing your SANs has always been challenging. So, to help you along with the process we've assembled arguably the most comprehensive listing of the SAN management tools and resources on the Web -- the "Learning Guide to SAN management". Take a look here for advice, tips and articles on tools, techniques and concepts that will help you plan a SAN, increase utilization and keep your networks running 24/7.

  • Fast Guide: iSCSI

    If you need to come up to speed rapidly on iSCSI, you've come to the right place. In this Fast Guide, we touch upon the basics and then we walk you through the pros and cons of iSCSI and Fibre Channel.

  • Fast Guide: XP SP2 security

    This fast guide organizes news and expert advice that will help address your XP SP2 security issues and concerns. You'll learn about the new security enhancements in XP SP2, how to prepare for your service pack refresh and even some tips and tricks to resolve post-installation security problems.

  • Fast guide to RPG IV resources and Redbooks

    Need information fast on RPG IV? Take a look at these resources. We've found Redbooks, training and FAQs for everyone from novice users to experienced pros.

  • A guide to simplifying data centre management

    A complete guide to data centre management in the UK, covering management strategies, data recovery and virtualisation management.

  • Data analysis and business intelligence tutorial

    Everything you need to know about business intelligence and data management, in the UK. This guide includes information on business data usage, data quality and business analytics.

  • IT services and managed services

    A complete guide to IT services in the UK covering outsourcing, managed service providers and cloud services.

  • Reflections on 2011 and predictions for 2012

    With 2011 now behind us we have taken a look back at technology trends throughout last year, in addition to looking ahead to what 2012 may hold. In this guide you will find 2011 roundups on virtualisation, cloud computing, outsourcing, storage, data management, careers and the IT channel.

  • The network administrators’ guide

    In our network administrator tutorial, learn about network security and network management.

  • Green computing energy efficiency guide

    A guide to choosing green computing for your IT department. Learn how and why you should consider improving energy efficiency techniques within your business.

  • Cloud computing risk management: Assessing key risks of cloud computing

  • A guide to embracing IT consumerisation

    How can IT departments cost effectively support smartphones, tablets and people who wish to bring in their own devices to work?

  • Virtualisation

    While virtualisation may be considered the best way forward for data centre infrastructure, there are plenty of barriers to successful adoption.

  • Best data storage products 2011

    The Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com 2011 Products of the Year awards recogonize the best storage products in six categories.

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  • internal audit (IA)

    An internal audit (IA) is an organizational initiative to monitor and analyze its own business operations in order to determine ...

  • pure risk (absolute risk)

    Pure risk, also called absolute risk, is a category of threat that is beyond human control and has only one possible outcome if ...

  • risk assessment

    Risk assessment is the identification of hazards that could negatively impact an organization's ability to conduct business.

SearchSecurity

  • computer exploit

    A computer exploit, or exploit, is an attack on a computer system, especially one that takes advantage of a particular ...

  • cyberwarfare

    Cyberwarfare is computer- or network-based conflict involving politically motivated attacks by a nation-state on another ...

  • insider threat

    Insider threat is a generic term for a threat to an organization's security or data that comes from within.

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SearchDisasterRecovery

  • business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR)

    Business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) are closely related practices that describe an organization's preparation for ...

  • business continuity plan (BCP)

    A business continuity plan (BCP) is a document that consists of the critical information an organization needs to continue ...

  • call tree

    A call tree -- sometimes referred to as a phone tree -- is a telecommunications chain for notifying specific individuals of an ...

SearchStorage

  • OpenStack Block Storage (Cinder)

    OpenStack Block Storage (Cinder) is open source software designed to create and manage a service that provides persistent data ...

  • SATA Express (SATAe)

    SATA Express (SATAe or Serial ATA Express) is a bus interface to connect storage devices to a computer motherboard, supporting ...

  • DIMM (dual in-line memory module)

    A DIMM (dual in-line memory module) is the standard memory card used in servers and PCs.

SearchSolidStateStorage

  • hybrid flash array

    A hybrid flash array is a solid-state storage system that contains a mix of flash memory drives and hard disk drives.

  • 3D XPoint

    3D XPoint is memory storage technology jointly developed by Intel and Micron Technology Inc.

  • RRAM or ReRAM (resistive RAM)

    RRAM or ReRAM (resistive random access memory) is a form of nonvolatile storage that operates by changing the resistance of a ...

SearchCloudStorage

  • Google Cloud Storage

    Google Cloud Storage is an enterprise public cloud storage platform that can house large unstructured data sets.

  • RESTful API

    A RESTful application program interface breaks down a transaction to create a series of small modules, each of which addresses an...

  • cloud storage infrastructure

    Cloud storage infrastructure is the hardware and software framework that supports the computing requirements of a private or ...

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