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Oracle to acquire content storage management company Front Porch Digital

Oracle has signed an agreement to acquire Front Porch Digital, a provider of technology for migrating, managing and monetizing large-scale media content.

By John Ribeiro | 15 September, 2014 12:11

Tags: business issues, storage, software, Front Porch Digital, Mergers and acquisitions, Oracle

New standard for ZigBee remotes makes friends with connected homes

Making life easier is the whole point of both home automation and remote controls, so the group behind the ZigBee home network specification has tried to bring the two together more tightly in a new standard.

By Stephen Lawson | 12 September, 2014 11:37

Tags: ZigBee Alliance, consumer electronics, Networking

Strong solar storm set to arrive won't fry electronics

Back-to-back solar flares, including one that received the highest classification of "X-Class," are striking the earth. U.S. scientists say electronics shouldn't be hurt, but there could be some GPS issues.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 12 September, 2014 08:56

Tags: disaster recovery, applications, CME, software

SanDisk announces world's highest capacity SD card: 512GB

SanDisk today unveiled what it calls the world's highest capacity SD card -- more than half a terabyte.

By Lucas Mearian | 12 September, 2014 08:22

Tags: computer hardware, storage, sandisk

SDN market could hit $US18bn by 2018

The enterprise and data centerSDN market grew 192 per cent in 2013 and is poised to reach $US18 billion by 2018, according to Infonetics Research.

By Jim Duffy | 12 September, 2014 06:00

Tags: datacentre, SDN, Networking, Infonetics Research, Data Center

Responding to critics, Google makes Drive, Docs suite more accessible for the blind

Google has added features to Drive and the Docs apps suite to make the products easier to use for people who are blind or have poor eyesight, an issue over which the company has been criticized.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 12 September, 2014 05:59

Tags: Google, software, Software as a service, internet, cloud computing

Samsung touts enterprise uses for Tab Active and Knox

Samsung is using the stage at this week's Super Mobility conference to promote its upcoming Galaxy Tab Active rugged tablet, its Knox security and management software, and even its Gear VR headset to enterprise users.

By Matt Hamblen | 12 September, 2014 05:48

Tags: Mobile & Wireless, applications, consumer electronics, security, hardware systems, Samsung Electronics, software, tablets

SAP spices up its predictive analytics and visualization apps

SAP has made a series of updates to its InfiniteInsight predictive modeling software and Lumira data-visualization tool in a bid to shore up its foothold in the analytics market.

By Chris Kanaracus | 12 September, 2014 05:42

Tags: applications, databases, SAP, software, business intelligence, data warehousing

County set to rip and replace troubled SAP software system

Commissioners in Jefferson County, Alabama, are poised to vote for removal of a problematic SAP software system in favor of a new system developed by Tyler Technologies, after spending some US$20 million over a number of years.

By Chris Kanaracus | 12 September, 2014 02:43

Tags: business issues, applications, Tyler Technologies, SAP, it strategy, software, IT management

Apple starts selling lower-cost iCloud storage, adds iCloud Drive to beta website

Apple on Wednesday flipped the switch on its new iCloud storage plan prices, and added iCloud Drive to a beta version of the icloud.com website.

By Gregg Keizer | 11 September, 2014 23:05

Tags: virtualization, Apple, Microsoft, storage, computerworld, internet, cloud computing, Storage virtualization, cloud storage

SAP, Ericsson team up for mobile management and apps

SAP and Ericsson have joined forces to help enterprises manage mobile devices and apps as a service.

By Stephen Lawson | 11 September, 2014 11:53

Tags: Ericsson, SAP, ctia, software, mobile

T-Mobile takes Wi-Fi voice and text everywhere

T-Mobile USA is making a big bet on Wi-Fi, offering unlimited voice calls and text messaging over any Wi-Fi network on every new smartphone it sells, including on networks outside the U.S.

By Stephen Lawson | 11 September, 2014 09:55

Tags: Carriers, telecommunication, Networking, wireless, T-Mobile USA, WLANs / Wi-Fi, mobile

OneDrive now allows files of up to 10GB

Addressing an issue often overlooked by cloud storage users when choosing a service, Microsoft has increased the maximum size for files uploaded to OneDrive from 2GB to 10GB.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 11 September, 2014 08:12

Tags: Microsoft, software, Software as a service, internet, cloud computing

New StarTech disk drive duplicator copies at 22GB per minute

StarTech today released its latest disk duplicator, a standalone USB 3.0/eSATA docking station that offers the company's fastest sector-by-sector drive cloning to date.

By Lucas Mearian | 11 September, 2014 05:59

Tags: StarTech, computer hardware, storage

Red Hat Satellite orbits the Amazon cloud

Red Hat Satellite, the software for managing fleets of servers running Red Hat Enterprise Linux, can now also manage copies of RHEL that run in the cloud as well.

By Joab Jackson | 11 September, 2014 02:32

Tags: software, Red Hat, system management

Apple reveals new iCloud storage prices

With no fanfare -- admittedly Apple had more important things to trumpet Tuesday -- the Cupertino, Calif. company yesterday published monthly prices for its expanded iCloud storage plans.

By Gregg Keizer | 10 September, 2014 21:41

Tags: Apple, Internet-based applications and services, storage, internet, cloud computing, cloud storage

WD leapfrogs Seagate with world's highest capacity 10TB helium drive, new flash drives

Western Digital's (WD) HGST subsidiary today announced it has added 8TB and 10TB hard drives to its HelioSeal product line, which hermetically seals in helium in order to reduce internal drive friction and power use.

By Lucas Mearian | 10 September, 2014 05:23

Tags: computer hardware, storage, western digital

Stratasys unveils triple material 3D printers, thermoplastics for outdoor products

Stratasys Ltd. has introduced two new multi-material 3D printers that allow up to three thermoplastic materials to be combined to manufacture products.

By Lucas Mearian | 10 September, 2014 02:48

Tags: peripherals, Printers, Strata, Stratasys, 3d printing, Vero, i-mate

Aaron Levie doesn't want his company to get boxed in

When Aaron Levie co-founded Box in 2004, he envisioned how businesses would benefit from cloud storage and file sharing -- improved data access and collaboration -- and, since few vendors grasped this, Box cashed in when this technology got popular years later.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 10 September, 2014 01:22

Tags: applications, storage, software, internet, cloud computing, Software as a service, collaboration, Box.net

Riverbed teases with free SteelStore offering

Riverbed announced today that customers can now use the virtual edition of the company's SteelStore storage appliance for free, bundling the product with six months of Amazon S3 cloud storage (at 8TB per month of volume) on the house.

By Jon Gold | 09 September, 2014 23:23

Tags: Gartner, AWS, storage, cloud storage

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