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An Old Safe - by ed

Earlier this year I was fortunate enough to lead a study that examined the challenges faced by media organizations in managing digital content - in particular digital archives.

The digital-revolution has brought many advantages to media organizations and content producers, but managing file-based workflows, and in particular digital archives - has proved difficult for smaller organizations.

As part of the study, I visited nine media organizations across Nepal, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, and Thailand. The executive summary of the report I produced on behalf of Internews can be read after the break (follow the 'Read more' link).

The complete report can be viewed online here at the Internews Web site. Special thanks to Susanne Weigand. Sue's literary genius transformed my choppy writing  into the smooth and very readable document that's here now.

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I thought this was worth breaking my tech blog silence for.

I’ve been doing some research on storage options for a media company who are in desperate need of an easy-to-use, safe and large capacity storage solution. I spent the best part of a week looking at various offerings, when it became clear that LTO and LTFS were going to hit the sweet spot. The LTO specification is currently at LTO-5 – which provides 1.5 TB of uncompressed storage to the linear tape format and data transfer speeds of up to 140MB per second. Impressive.

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