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Digital Production Buzz – July 6, 2017

This week, we look more closely at the benefits and the limitations of Cloud storage from a variety of perspectives. As well, we have breaking news from RED, SAG/AFTRA, Writers Guild, Adobe and more.

Join host Larry Jordan as he talks with Tom Coughlin, Rohan Vora, Andy Klein, Jonathan Handel, and James DeRuvo.

  • A Backgrounder on Cloud Storage
  • Dropbox: Cloud Storage and Collaboration
  • Backblaze: Cloud Backups for Everyone
  • SAG/AFTRA Settles – Now What?
  • The Weekly DoddleNEWS Update

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Guests this Week

A Backgrounder on Cloud Storage

Tom Coughlin

Tom Coughlin, President, Coughlin Associates, Inc.

Tom Coughlin has been studying storage technology for more than 30 years. Currently, as president of Coughlin Associates, Inc., he produces two technical conferences a year covering storage and tonight, he shares his insights with a background on Cloud storage: what it is, how it’s used, its strengths and weaknesses.

Dropbox: Cloud Storage and Collaboration

Rohan Vora

Rohan Vora, Senior Product Manager, Dropbox

Dropbox provides Clouds storage and collaboration that, in their words, “just works.” Many media creators have taken it to heart. Tonight, we talk with Rohan Vora, Senior Product Manager at Dropbox, about how they’ve implemented Cloud storage, how they keep your data secure and how to deal with the massively large files that media folks create.

Backblaze: Cloud Backups for Everyone

Andrew Klein

Andrew Klein, Director, Product Marketing, Backblaze

Cloud storage has a “mystical” name, but all it means is storing your data on a remote server that someone else manages. But, is this good enough for media creators? Tonight, Andy Klein, Director of Product Marketing for Backblaze, explains how Cloud storage works, how to keep your data safe and what questions to ask before picking a Cloud storage vendor.

SAG/AFTRA Settles – Now What?

Jonathan Handel

Jonathan Handel, Entertainment/Technology Attorney & Labor Reporter, TroyGould and The Hollywood Reporter

The SAG/AFTRA contract talks went way past “down to the wire.” Tonight, Jonathan Handel, entertainment labor reporter for “The Hollywood Reporter” has the latest on these negotiations, plus, what it means for the rest of our industry.

The Weekly DoddleNEWS Update

James DeRuvo

James DeRuvo, Film and Technology Reporter, DoddleNEWS

James DeRuvo, Senior Writer at DoddleNEWS, has a multi-faceted career that spans radio, film and publishing. Covering technology in the video industry for nearly 20 years, James presents our weekly DoddleNEWS Update.

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