The Dark Side of Open Data

The Dark Side of Open DataArticle by Eric Hinsdale and Abby ClobridgeOnline Searcher – Volume 42, Number 6 (November/December 2018)From the article:  The environment around research data management and open data has become incredibly complex—and the evolution doesn’t appear to be slowing down at all. At the core of many of today’s challenges are machine…

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Big Data in Agriculture: Research Data Loss Horror Stories

Big Data In Agriculture: Research Data Loss Horror Stories We’ll be presenting at the CGIAR Big Data in Agriculture Convention on October 2, 2018. Abby Clobridge and Eric Smith will be sharing three research data loss horror stories from an information security perspective — situations that led to entirely preventable data loss.  A common theme…

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KMWorld 2018

KMWorld 2018 FireOak Strategies, LLC is pleased to be a Platinum Sponsor of this year’s KMWorld event. We’ll be at the conference in Washington, D.C. from November 6-8, and we’ll be presenting at the co-located Office 365 Symposium.  Stop by our booth at the KMWorld Exhibit Hall to discussing how to better manage, secure, and…

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Is it time to ‘spin down’ some of your virtual machines?

There’s no question, VMs are fantastic. But like anything that is cheap and easy, they have a tendency to persist long past their usefulness. Why invest the time and energy to retire a VM? And yet, keeping VMs alive that are past their usefulness creates information security and knowledge management challenges for organizations.

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