Premium-Inhalt. Jeff Kubacki, CIO at Kroll Inc., set a goal for the risk management consulting firm Kroll Inc. to reduce its storage costs by 25% over the next three years. With some 13 petabytes of stored data to date, Kubacki plans to attack the problem with a mix of tiered storage, business process changes and newer options -- including cloud storage.
Premium-Inhalt. Liz Devereux knows a thing or two about cloud storage. As director of IT storage and digital imaging at Banner Health, Devereux oversaw the construction of an internal 150TB storage grid. The grid delivers storage as a service to the Phoenix-based health care provider's network of hospitals and health care facilities in seven states, which use it as a repository for radiological images. But she would never .
Premium-Inhalt. John Chunta had spent four and a half years writing his doctoral dissertation when, two weeks before its expected completion, his laptop's hard drive crashed and he lost the 200-page document.
Premium-Inhalt. Next time your local hot spot advertises live music, or your favorite DJ spins a new tune on the radio, it's likely that their contracts to license those songs will be stored in the cloud. That's because last year, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, which has been licensing artists' and publishers' rights since 1914, moved 91GB of scanned images of signed paperwork into Amazon.com Inc.'s cloud-based Simple Storage Service (S3).
Premium-Inhalt. Cloud storage may be creating a stir these days, but big enterprise users aren't buying in -- at least not yet.
Premium-Inhalt. Cloud storage is priced like a utility. Over and over again, virtually all vendors repeat the same mantra: "Customers pay only for what they use." Pricing for public cloud storage ranges between 12 and 25 cents per gigabyte per month.
Premium-Inhalt. Most organizations are being -- or, more accurately, with the storage required to house and protect the many redundant copies of data that continue to be generated unabatedly.
Premium-Inhalt. I did a quick analysis comparing the 2003 vs. 2009 rankings of [June 8/June 15]. Here's what I found:
Premium-Inhalt. Officials at Cisco Systems Inc. say they are closely watching Google Inc.'s aggressive foray onto their turf and plan to respond quickly by boosting the capabilities of Cisco's offerings.
Premium-Inhalt. Google Inc.'s entry into the operating system business poses the strongest in years to the dominance of Microsoft Corp.'s Windows software, according to analysts.
Premium-Inhalt. Google Inc. last week of several key Google Apps services, including Gmail, Calendar, Talk and Docs.
Premium-Inhalt. A critical ActiveX vulnerability used by hackers to exploit Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer browser is a prime candidate for another , security experts said.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft Corp. next week plans to flip the switch to open a 700,000-square-foot data center in Northlake, Ill., less than three weeks after opening a 300,000-square-foot facility in Dublin.
Premium-Inhalt. EMC Corp. on July 8 finally won its battle to acquire data de-duplication vendor Data Domain Inc., agreeing to pay $2.1 billion in cash.
Premium-Inhalt. Teo will launch a new unified communications system that integrates with Microsoft Exchange late this year, the company announced today at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference in New Orleans.
Premium-Inhalt. Hewlett-Packard is stepping up its efforts in the area of managed print services. The company plans to form a new group dedicated to this area, and is also launching a program that it says will help guarantee savings for customers who sign up for the services.
Premium-Inhalt. Contract manufacturer Flextronics opened a research and design center for laptop computers in Taiwan, aiming to tap into the island's pool of engineering talent.
Premium-Inhalt. Apple will release a netbook this October that sells for about $800 and sports a 9.7-in. screen, a Taiwanese news site has reported.
Premium-Inhalt. A group co-funded by the European Union will use as the core protocol for an identity system designed to integrate member states, but the group is still investigating if can provide some future benefit.
Premium-Inhalt. Business customers can start ordering Windows 7 beginning Sept. 7, slightly ahead of the general release of the OS the next month, Microsoft unveiled on Monday.
Premium-Inhalt. WiMax subscriber growth slowed in the first quarter, and the emerging wireless technology will continue to struggle at least through this year, a survey by research company Maravedis indicates.
Premium-Inhalt. There's little reason to complain when it comes to . It works quite well within its purview, and it is free. For standard l aspect ratio video, the program will loads and converts many formats just fine. However, wide aspect video and WMV9 are not within this video converter's scope. Most of the video I deal with these days is widescreen.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft Monday unveiled the names of the pieces that will make up its single sign-on platform that was formerly named Geneva.
Premium-Inhalt. Dell said on Monday that demand for its products is "stabilizing" and that it expects to report a sequential increase in revenue for its second fiscal quarter, which ends July 31.
Premium-Inhalt. The Soulmen on Monday released , the newest version of its creative writing program. The update sports a brand new interface throughout, as well as new project templates and project-wide search and replace. In addition, there are dozens of new enhancements and improvements to the browser and editor, such as the ability to add bookmarks, wider export format support, completely reworked preferences, a new startup panel, and more.
Premium-Inhalt. Video upload sites like YouTube provide the perfect platform for the creatively twisted to add their own unique spin to music videos and Internet memes. From parodies to remixes of single songs to of many, you can find some pretty innovative stuff out there.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft is expanding its horizons with its software suite. The updated Office will be available in two separate formats: a traditional and a . Both products are expected to be released in the first half of 2010.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft just released with a host of impressive new features, and already there's a hot and web app using it. is a web-based version of , a slick desktop app for keeping up to date with your Twitter and Facebook feeds.
Premium-Inhalt. Infrastructure software vendor Software AG said Monday it would launch a public takeover bid for IDS Scheer, a maker of BPM (business process management) software.
Premium-Inhalt. Monday announced three products for managing applications in virtual machines, including software to provide service-level reporting and performance management; enable chargeback for virtual workloads; and improve development and test environments.
Premium-Inhalt. Get ready for a fight: UFC and EA Sports are officially going to war in the MMA market. Ultimate Fighting Championship and THQ's success with (over sold in a single month) has generated some competition in EA Sports, who recently announced their own mixed martial arts title, appropriately titled . UFC President Dana White is not happy with the developer, who reportedly refused a previous partnership.
Premium-Inhalt. In May, I , which lets iPhone and iPod touch users exploit their handheld's location features to serve as a sophisticated but somewhat flawed guide to Google Maps. In particular, I had trouble with the app's shake feature.
Premium-Inhalt. Were you too young to follow the historic Apollo 11 mission in 1969 or was it so thrilling that you'd like to relive it all over again - from the blast off of the Saturn V rocket to on the moon?
Premium-Inhalt. High-tech companies cut 60% fewer jobs in the second quarter this year, but the during the first three months of 2009 puts totals at nearly 120,000 by midyear, according to workforce data released Monday.
Premium-Inhalt. The moral I took away from new book about social network site Facebook, , is that it's pretty darn hard these days to figure out who your real friends are. That's only fitting since Facebook, along with MySpace and other social networks, has popularized the concept of "friending" people you don't always know so well.
Premium-Inhalt. Intel appears ready to deliver, starting next month, new server, laptop and desktop processors based on its new microarchitecture, which offers improved performance.
Premium-Inhalt. BioShock 2 was planned as a November 3rd release date, but today the studio's owner announced a delay to "" in order to spend more time developing the game.
Premium-Inhalt. In the latest issue of Nintendo Power, Shigeru Miyamoto sheds some light on Mario's forthcoming outing, . Miyamoto points out that though Galaxy 2 will "be accessible to new gamers," he feels that more hardcore types will find great appeal in the upcoming game. Miyamoto also hopes that gamers who've played through will have become "better" by the time Galaxy 2 ships.
Premium-Inhalt. Monitors, including desktop and laptop LCDs, consume a considerable amount of power. Yet most of us leave ours on and running all day (if not all night).
Premium-Inhalt. Bethesda Softworks' Production Director Ashley Cheng has revealed that they are pushing back the release of downloadable content for the version of until the end of September.
Premium-Inhalt. I spent this week in the startup hotbeds of San Francisco and Seattle. Last night, I participated in a fun event called put together by leading Seattle entrepreneurs.
Premium-Inhalt. Jetpack, Mozilla Labs' open source technology for building functional add-ins to personalize the Firefox browser, has been fitted with more capabilities in an upgrade detailed over the weekend, including enhancements to the SlideBar information access capability.
Premium-Inhalt. While pacing the office floor, wracking my brain for something to fill this space, I found this note slipped under the door:
Premium-Inhalt. In the future, computers will do more work automatically for people, rather than reacting to human input, Microsoft's head of research and strategy said on Monday.