Why Hard Drives are Ruining Your Life

Posted by William Litwa on Jun 22, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Welcome to my new #technology column! Are you a geek? Fan of Star Wars? Just looking for technology tips and trends for your business? You've come to the right place.

So.. Hard drives. They fail. A lot. Like, all the time. It's not just you—your luck isn't that bad. (Or maybe you're one of those lucky people that hasn't experienced this much? Oh, just wait... The hard drive fairy is coming for you next...) Hard drives have, on average, a 1 in 17 chance of failing in the first year. Those aren't good odds when your company's future is on the line.

Hard drives are a necessary part of life—it's where we keep everything from our most treasured memories to last year's expense report. It's not like we can just do without them. Or can we?

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Topics: IT, #technology, howto, gear, cloud storage

Coding and Filmmaking

Posted by William Litwa on Apr 5, 2016 9:52:21 AM

Some people have this misconception that film production somehow means "have camera, will shoot." A production company is not a videographer, a one-man band, or a lone person self-styling themselves as a filmmaker. Film production, like most businesses, has a lot of facets. There's the obvious stuff, of course: knowing lighting, composition, and that just so angle for a shotgun mic that makes will record audio. It's knowing the difference between 4:2:2 and 4:2:0, and how to craft a compelling story. But it's also a business. And, to make everything smoothly, there's IT.

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Topics: IT, business, #technology, cloud, vidvue, data management, coding