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IT Skills Gap Forces CIOs to Get Creative

Some firms offer training in new skill sets; and some embed IT workers in business departments.

SugarSync Revamps Data Backup, Sync Service for IPad

The SugarSync syncing and storage service redesigned its app from the ground up for the iPad.

Seagate Promises 60TB Drives This Decade

Seagate says it is the first hard-drive maker to achieve the milestone storage density of 1 terabit (1 trillion bits) per square inch on a disk platter.

Storage Software Sales Hit All-Time Record Highs

The sales of storage software in 2011 produced record revenues of more than $14 billion, IDC said.

IT Faces Up to Mobile Device Test

The consumerization of IT offers workers many opportunities -- and creates huge challenges for IT.

Diskeeper Shifts Aim and Name

The vendor best known for its hard drive defragmentation technology has changed its name to Condusiv and is readying new utilities.

85% of Hospitals Embrace BYOD, Survey Shows

Hospitals are embracing 'Bring-Your-Own-Device' initiatives, but with varying levels of access to business applications.

Windows Server 8 to Be Storage-focused OS

With the beta of Windows Server 8 to be released in the next few weeks, Microsoft executives said the next-generation OS is focused squarely on storage.

Smartphone Slow? It's Not the Network, it's NAND Flash

While users and experts typically point to processor chips and wireless network connectivity as the culprit of poor smartphone performance, researchers say storage is more of an issue.

SSDs Have 'Bleak' Future, Researchers Say

As the circuitry of NAND flash-based, solid-state drives shrinks, performance drops precipitously.

Web-based Counseling -- Telepsychiatry -- Is Taking off

Telemedicine has been around since the 1990s, but psychiatrists say it's increasingly used to treat remote patients as technology and security improves.

2012: The Year Storage Becomes a Celebrity

While data storage has always been a necessary building block for technology, it's rarely garnered as much attention as it has in the past two years.

Dell Launches Dedupe Appliance, VMware Integration

Dell today announced its first deduplication appliance, along with an upgrade to its Compellent Storage Center management software.

NetApp Becomes Latest Vendor to Raise Disk Drive Prices

Two other enterprise-class storage vendors have also raised their hard drives prices in as many months, and Lenovo said it had run short of certain drives for its PC systems.

Facebook Chat Hack: It Can Happen to You

The hacker initiated chats with my friends claiming that I had been mugged in another country and needed them to transfer money to me.