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Throwback Thursday: Breakfast Of Champions

This small retail chain depends on six servers on a single UPS that can run the entire computer room for 20 minutes -- and it's fine until a zap, a sizzle and an outage.

Success at last!

This pilot fish changes jobs, moving from a small software company to a large state college -- and there's a bit of culture shock when it comes to basic equipment.


Sure, go ahead and ask -- but don't tell

There's a significant data-loss incident at this small company, and once the lone IT pilot fish has restored the systems, he has one big question: How did this happen?

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Kiss Apple networking goodbye

Maybe Wi-Fi and backup hardware just isn’t sexy enough for a company with its headquarters in a flying saucer.

One lousy hurricane hits and it all goes to the dogs

Pilot fish's employer is developing the disaster recovery plan for a client's business operations, and it's all by the book -- until an actual disaster strikes.

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Honeypots and the evolution of botnets | Salted Hash Ep 23

Host Steve Ragan reports from the show floor at RSA 2018, talking with guest Israel Barak, CISO at Cybereason, about his firm's recent honeypot research, which gathered information showing how the bot landscape is evolving.

No good deed goes unpunished

Pilot fish handles anything computer-related for this family-run business, which provides business services for large public events -- one of which has a large problem.

Failure to launch

This space agency is creating a next-generation digital library for a new satellite observation system at an even newer facility -- one that isn't quite debugged yet.

The lifeline

This seasoned ex-mainframer is sailing smoothly toward retirement by managing a factory's AS/400, until a hardware issue turns very bad -- and it looks like he's sunk.

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GDPR deadline looms: The price and penalties | Salted Hash Ep 20

With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) deadline fast approaching, host Steve Ragan explores the implications of noncompliance for companies -- and possible penalties -- with Greg Reber, founder/CEO of AsTech Consulting.

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Ransomware: Do you pay the ransom? | Salted Hash Ep 19

Robert Gibbons, CTO at Datto, joins host Steve Ragan to talk about why companies pay out ransoms, the role of incident response plans and continuity strategies, and how companies weigh the risks.

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30% off APC 1500VA Compact UPS Battery Backup & Surge Protector

The Back-UPS Pro uninterruptible power supply provides power to your critical devices during an outage, allowing you to continue working or gaming, and stay connected to your network. Ideal for PCs, home office electronics, networking...

Priorities

There's a major system failure in this data center, and it's all-hands-on-deck for everybody in IT. But a consultant pilot fish suspects something has been forgotten.

Who needs a database admin on the payroll, anyway?

This city government has a DBA on contract, and can't seem to get a permanent employee to do the job. Solution: Hand the work off to one of the city's software vendors.

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15% off APC 11-Outlet Surge Protector with USB Charging Ports and SurgeArrest - Deal Alert

Be it a lightning strike that destroys a home entertainment center or fluctuating power that degrades the life of your electronics – surges, lightning, and power disturbances can have a devastating impact on the valuable electronics...

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23% off APC 600VA 7-outlet Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) with USB Charging - Deal Alert

The new APC BE600M1 Back-UPS has 7 total outlets: 5 battery backup outlets plus 2 Surge Protection outlets, more than ever before. BE600M1 Back-UPS is capable of powering your wireless networking equipment for 2 to 6 hours when power...

Ready or not, we're ready!

This company decides its New Orleans facility WILL be able to handle the next hurricane, and 24 hours after the storm, it's ready to go -- with just two small problems.

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Ransomware: What you need to know now | Salted Hash Ep 1, Pt 4

Reporters Fahmida Rashid and Steve Ragan talk about the latest ransomware threats, the holes in IT security and the burdens on enterprises.

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Review: 4 online backup services keep your data safe

We test cloud backup software from Mozy, Carbonite, Acronis and IDrive. Find out which offers the best security, speed, features, interface and price.

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How to speed up a Mac in 11 tips

Every Mac user needs to learn a few simple steps they can take to tweak a little more performance from their Apple machine.

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