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Content tagged with Cloud Storage posted in May 2008
Dell Revenues, Earnings Up On Notebook Sales
News  |  5/29/2008
However, the computer maker also reported that it saw "conservatism" in IT spending in the United States, which Dell expects to last through the summer.
Intel, Micron Launch High-Density Storage Chip
News  |  5/29/2008
The new devices are smaller than the size of a thumbnail but can store more than 2,000 digital photos or up to 1,000 songs.
Hitachi Takes Low-Power Set-Top Box Drives For A 'CoolSpin'
News  |  5/28/2008
The company's latest 500 GB hard drive is expected to find its way into DVRs and other devices starting next month.
Windows Home Server Bug Fix Available In Beta
News  |  5/23/2008
Microsoft hopes to have a final version of Windows Home Server, Power Pack 1, available in early June, but cautions that testing may delay the launch.
Western Digital Unveils 320-GB Portable Storage For Macs
News  |  5/21/2008
The My Passport Studio external hard drive is designed to work with Apple's Time Machine backup software.
Seagate Unveils External Storage For DVRs
News  |  5/19/2008
The new devices will store up to 200 hours of high-definition movies and 1,000 hours of standard definition television.
Google Launches Google Personal Health Record Tools
News  |  5/19/2008
The pilot project with the Cleveland Clinic lets hundreds of patients add and access information about their medical histories and conditions.
Oracle Plans Utah Data Center To Support SaaS Business
News  |  5/19/2008
Oracle joins Microsoft, Google, and others building new centers to support growing online operations.
AMD Program Helps Consumers Choose Gaming PCs
News  |  5/19/2008
Computer manufacturers that join the AMD Game program can display a logo identifying the machine as meeting minimum requirements for gaming.
EMC Foggy About Cloud Computing
Commentary  |  5/19/2008
Joe Tucci's keynote fails to articulate a vision for EMC and the winds of change.
Wii Fit Launched In U.S.
News  |  5/19/2008
The Nintendo video game encourages physical fitness by letting users ride a virtual snowboard, do yoga, twirl virtual hula hoops, and do other exercises.
Most Business-Launched Virtual Worlds Fail, Gartner Says
News  |  5/16/2008
Many projects are abandoned because of a lack of clear objectives and a limited understanding of the demographics, attitudes, and expectations.
IBM's Worldwide Community Grid To Work On Global Hunger Crisis
News  |  5/16/2008
The grid will put 167 teraflops of power behind the study of rice proteins and accomplish in 2 years what would normally take 200 years.
AIIM Recommending Retention Of More Mail: Another Reason To Stop Insourcing E-Mail Systems?
Commentary  |  5/16/2008
AIIM, the Association for Information and Image Management now also known as the Enterprise Content Management Association, says its research demonstrates the increasing degree to which important business documents (let's call them "needles") can get lost in the e-mail "haystack." They might be in there. They're just impossible to find. According to AIIM's press release on the matter, one of the culprits is an insufficient e-mail retentio
How To Run Linux From A USB Flash Drive
News  |  5/15/2008
Want to run Linux any time, any place? Here's what to do with popular distributions like Puppy Linux, Ubuntu, and Fedora, so you can boot up directly from your thumb drive.
Tips For Making The Most Of SaaS
Commentary  |  5/14/2008
Online services require up-front planning and a close relationship with your service providers.
'Grand Theft Auto' Helps U.S. Xbox Sales Top 10 Million
News  |  5/14/2008
GTA IV also helped boost the subscriber base to Microsoft's Xbox Live online gaming service to more than 12 million this month.
Yes, It's Time To Destroy Your E-Mail Servers. What App Is Next?
Commentary  |  5/14/2008
If running your car on corn oil were possible, the car got 100 miles per gallon on corn oil, and corn oil was 25 cents per gallon, plentiful, and the use of corn oil meant you never had to take the engine in for a tune-up, what sort of rationale would you use to fool yourself that you still needed a fossil fuel-powered car? It's the same rationale that many businesses are using today to justify....
Consumers Cold To Blu-Ray Players
News  |  5/14/2008
Only 9% of non-Blu-ray player owners say they are likely to buy a Blu-ray disc player within the next year, according to a Harris Interactive survey.
Hospitals Will Use IT To Reduce Birth Injuries And Deaths
News  |  5/14/2008
Premier's Perinatal Safety Initiative will use technology to measure the infant health and cost-saving outcomes of boosting compliance with evidence-based clinical guidelines.
HP Outsources Outsourcing To EDS
News  |  5/14/2008
HP has been trying to grow its IT services business for years, without a lot of success. Will the acquisition of EDS let it better compete with IBM for big contracts?
Data Deduplication: More Than Just A Feature
News  |  5/14/2008
The major storage manufacturers have struggled to put together viable strategies for data reduction.
Data Domain Reclaims Title For Fastest In-Line Dedupe
News  |  5/14/2008
The DD690 device boosts the vendor's claimed data ingestion and deduplication rate to 170 Mbps for a single backup stream and to 388 Mbps aggregate for multiple streams
HP Says Sales, Profits Increased in Second Quarter
News  |  5/13/2008
HP said revenue grew 11% year over year to $28.3 billion, while earnings per share rose 23% to 80 cents.
Hard Drive Data From Space Shuttle Columbia Recovered
News  |  5/12/2008
A data-recovery engineer was able to retrieve information on a hard drive that melted, crashed, and burned in the Columbia disaster.
U.S. v. 3,000 Microsoft Flash Drives
News  |  5/9/2008
The devices with fake Microsoft Windows logos are just the latest in a series of goods seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents.
'Grand Theft Auto Success' Taxes IGN's Google-Powered Map
News  |  5/9/2008
Microsoft's retailer survey also found more than 60% of all GTA games sold in the first week were for its Xbox 360 videogame console.
DARPA Plans Cyberwar 'Matrix'
News  |  5/8/2008
The agency's National Cyber Range for cyberwar simulation would be similar to Star Trek's holodeck or a Snow Crash-style Metaverse.
Google, IBM Join Forces To Offer Cloud Computing Services
News  |  5/8/2008
"The cloud has higher value in business," says Google CEO Schmidt.
TorrentSpy Ordered To Pay $110 Million In Piracy Case
News  |  5/8/2008
The Motion Picture Association of America announced that it won a permanent injunction against the site for distribution of pirated video.
High Tech Road Trip: Make Your Car A Mobile Media Center
News  |  5/8/2008
Adding mobile Internet, HD TV, DVD, satellite radio, Bluetooth, and GPS to your ride can turn your car into a rolling entertainment center this summer.
Think Over Data's Value When Deciding What To Store
News  |  5/7/2008
A report from the Society of Information Management says it is just as important to figure out what data you can throw out as it is to decide what to store.
Hitachi Ships Latest Mobile Hard Drive
News  |  5/7/2008
Besides notebooks, the 7K320 can be used in compact desktops, gaming systems, blade servers, and video surveillance systems.
Congressman Seeks Second Life Ban In Schools, Libraries
News  |  5/7/2008
Illinois' Mark Kirk hopes to quash online sex predators lurking around the virtual world by reviving the 2006 Deleting Online Predators Act.
Grand Theft Auto Reaps Record Sales
News  |  5/7/2008
About 6 million copies of the game have been sold worldwide, which marks a retail value of more than $500 million, in its first week of release.
World Of Warcraft's Legal War To Defend Copyrights Heats Up
News  |  5/6/2008
Advocacy group Public Knowledge claims Blizzard's use of copyright infringement laws to crack down on MDY's Glide automation software is outrageous.
Wikipedia Battles Literary Agent Over Negative Comments
News  |  5/2/2008
While many sites add user-generated content to enhance user experience, Wikipedia relies almost entirely on posts from contributors.
IBM CEO Palmisano Says New Trends Will Spur Old Company
News  |  5/1/2008
In addition to data centers, IBM expects to capitalize on the 3 billion people joining the middle class in the next 20 years.
Warez Site Operator Sentenced To 30 Months
News  |  5/1/2008
Prosecutors said David Fish's sentencing is linked to the largest and most successful global criminal enforcement actions ever taken against organized piracy.

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