The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
Enterprise storage demands are reaching a critical point, and vendors are scrambling to develop new products to deal with the data deluge. We look at how these technologies will help manage the major pain points for storage administrators.
By Robert L. Scheier | 25 March, 2013 10:17
Music fans and major recording artists are adopting lossless audio file formats to keep copies of their music thats as close to a master recording as possible, leading to multi-terabyte-sized home music storage systems.
By Lucas Mearian | 21 March, 2013 10:07
Tape is not dead - far from it. In fact, many enterprises depend on it for cost-effective long-term storage. Tape is also finding new applications in the virtualized and increasingly video-centric world of IT. As enterprises deal with bigger sets of data, tape will play a vital role going forward.
By Stephen Lawson | 23 January, 2013 15:45
If you are making a list of tech predictions for next year, as this story does, it may be a good idea to put the solar maximum on this list. The next one is expected in 2013, says NASA.
By Patrick Thibodeau | 20 December, 2012 11:05
From software defined networking challenges to killing Cius and corporate restricting moves, it was a busy year for Cisco.
By Jim Duffy | 12 December, 2012 17:58
Some of the most memorable IT-related quotes were uttered in courtrooms this year, which involved a steady stream of legal challenges about intellectual property. In no particular order, these are some of the comments that stuck with us as 2012 winds to a close.
By Nancy Weil | 12 December, 2012 13:45
"The Human Face of Big Data" is an ambitious and attractive new large-format book that aims to give readers, through photography and short articles, a glimpse of how powerful new data processing capabilities are changing people's lives. Author Rick Smolan is a photographer who gained fame for his "Day in the Life" series, which included an edition focused on the Internet in 1996, "24 Hours in Cyberspace." He says that his latest work is based on the premise that "our planet is beginning to develop a nervous system."
By Elizabeth Heichler | 30 November, 2012 21:25
Data recovery experts have been kept busy in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, which left a slew of data centers underwater, damaging equipment and threatening a significant loss of business-critical data.
By Patrick Thibodeau | 19 November, 2012 11:09
Lessons from 9/11 have helped ensure the financial services sector in New York and New Jersey is prepared for disasters, and even shorted the time to recover when regional events happen.
By Lucas Mearian | 27 October, 2012 10:14
Old storage architectures with general-purpose controllers that service all the new functions along with the normal I/O workload won't be able to scale. Here's why storage systems will need to become full-scale storage computers. Insider (registration required)
With worldwide demand and prices at an all-time high, Western Digital's plans to use helium in its drives may be ill-timed as the world's reserves are quickly drawing down.
If there's one thing that annoys me it's the obsessive miniaturisation of electronic products. Although I don't have anything like RSI or arthritis or poor motor skills, with most teeny digital devices my fingers become inaccurate banana-like appendages stabbing at the minuscule keys with a success rate of maybe 50 per cent at best.
Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 offers significant ease-of-use improvements, plus pen computing the iPad can't match
A small but growing universe of enterprise IT shops are adopting -- or at least evaluating -- flash storage technology, and they're finding that it can be cost-effective in spite of its high price tag.
An Executive Order issued by the White House last Friday seeks to bolster the government's ability to keep its emergency communications capabilities intact during national emergencies. But one privacy advocacy group is expressing concern.
Once a status symbol and a perk, the subsidized corporate phone is being phased out as users demand their own devices - and are willing to pay for the privilege.
Dell completed its acquisition of Wyse Technology just last month and is now hiring, and not cutting, employees.
As more and more companies use Hadoop to handle big data, anticipation for forthcoming Version 2.0 grows
Microsoft introduced its own tablet line on Monday, dubbed "Surface," breaking with a 37-year tradition of never competing directly with the hardware partners that have helped make Windows the most successful operating system ever.