Zack Whittaker

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Zack Whittaker was the security editor for ZDNet.

I don't hold any stock, shares or investments in any company. (Updated: December 2, 2015)

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Windows Azure: a very difficult concept explained

Windows Azure: a very difficult concept explained

Since the announcement of Windows Azure, codenamed "Red Dog" as discovered by my colleague Mary-Jo Foley, at PDC 2008, I have felt an element of doubt hanging over the service, simply because I didn't know enough about it. This post will explain everything you need to know about Azure - what it is, why it's there, what can be done on it and why students should utilise it.

May 1, 2009 by in Storage

Student backup solutions: which is most effective?

Student backup solutions: which is most effective?

We see many computing disasters and IT failures over here at ZDNet, clearly those which fellow blogger Michael Krigsman writes about, as well as my own; throwing my laptop out of the window, blowing my desktop up and generally causing havoc.Along my travels, I have learned the importance of backing up my data, sometimes multiple times over.

April 6, 2009 by in Storage