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Internet of Things? Unavoidable. Be knowledgeable, prepared

Posted on July 20, 2017 by CRU

By 2020 – a mere three years from now – research has projected there will be more than 20 billion connected devices on the planet. That’s an average of roughly four per person, ranging from tablets to eyeglasses and houses to cars. The Internet of Things is expected to transform everyday life as we know it in areas ranging from home comfort to health care.

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Keeping military data safe and secure

Posted on July 17, 2017 by CRU

We have been spending time this year at technology events that are taking place on US military bases, usually in partnership with HP or Dell, to make sure our customers are aware of newer products such as our DataPort DP27. For the next couple of weeks, we’ll be in Germany at a variety of events on US bases located there.

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You can run, but you can't hide from your digital footprint

Posted on June 20, 2017 by CRU

From hacking in the news to Harvard rescinding its acceptance to at least 10 students over controversial Facebook posts, you likely have been hearing lately about your digital footprint and digital forensics.

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Malicious software stolen from the NSA hits dozens of countries. What the hack?

Posted on May 15, 2017 by Chris Kruell

By now I’m sure you’ve heard what happened last week. Hackers, who stole malicious software from the National Security Agency, waged cyberattacks via email on Friday that affected nearly 100 countries. Everyone from hospital patients in Great Britain to government officials in Russia to FedEx employees in the United States were unable to access their systems.

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Data security and mobility on your terms

Posted on April 3, 2017 by H.G. Blakeman

The DataPort DP27 removable drive is designed to fit into slimline optical disk drive bays, one of the most commonly found drive bays in computers today. That means that the DP27 can be installed into workstations, desktops, laptops, all-in-ones, government technology, or any other type of device. The DP27 ingests 2.5” hard drives or SSDs with the speedy 6G SATA interface.

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Clueless about cybersecurity? You are not alone.

Posted on March 30, 2017 by Chris Kruell

As our collective and individual digital worlds continue to expand, we create and rely on more and more personal data being in the digital realm. In the process, our personal data becomes worth as much as – or more than – any valuable possession (family jewels, anyone?) we might lock up and safely store. That data also is every bit as vulnerable, maybe even more so.

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Restaurant & retail data? That’s something CRU can help you save and protect

Posted on March 20, 2017 by Chris Kruell

For those of us not in the restaurant or retail industries, eating out and shopping could mean good food (no dishes!) and new clothes. We’re sure many of you also like to patronize places that provide good service. That hinges on a variety of factors from personnel to internal process. And data.

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Self-driving cars and military maneuvers: data, data, data

Posted on March 15, 2017 by Chris Kruell

Intel announced earlier this week it will acquire Mobileye, a self-driving vehicle company in a deal valued at about $15 billion, as the tech giant pushes deeper into the growing autonomous vehicle market. Founded in 1999, Mobileye specializes in creating chips and software for self-driving vehicles, such as data analysis and mapping for autonomous systems.

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Free ebook: Intro to Removable Drives (Updated!)

Posted on March 13, 2017 by H.G. Blakeman

What is a removable drive? Removable drives are a very cost-effective and safe way to manage data for security, transport, and backup. To explain the utility of removables in greater detail, we put together – and updated – this free ebook that explains everything you need to know.

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Laika uses CRU storage to transport their great movies

Posted on March 1, 2017 by Chris Kruell

While everyone is still talking about #envelopegate (It was the accountant, not Bonnie & Clyde!) we wanted to call your attention to Academy Award nominee, Kubo and the Two Strings. Created by Hillsboro, Ore.-based Laika, a stop-motion animation studio that specializes in feature and short films, Laika had been nominated for best animated feature film as well as best visual effects.

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