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Facebook and Physicians: A Prescription for Trouble

Doctors are being warned to stay off social media to avoid patient privacy conflicts.

New DDR4 Memory to Boost Tablet, Server Performance

Although the standard for DDR4 memory won't be finalized until summer, several companies are already preparing to ship modules that will boost performance in...

Pogoplug Service Turns Your Computers Into Private Cloud

Turn your PCs and servers into pools of storage accessible from the Web

Seagate to Demo 12Gbps SAS SSD

Seagate said it will demonstrate a 12Gbps SAS solid-state drive (SSD) at the SCSI Trade Association Technology Showcase this week.

Researchers Use Diamonds to Boost Computer Memory

IBM and others are already developing solid-state chip technology using phase-change memory, which IBM says can sustain up to 5 million write cycles.

Crowdsourcing Game Helps Diagnose Infectious Diseases

The free game assumes groups of non-experts can learn to recognize microscopic images of infectious disease cells with the accuracy of trained pathologists.

Google Drive Privacy Policies Slammed

Privacy advocates and users voice concerns about Google's terms of use for its new Drive storage services, including what happens to your data if you ditch the Drive.

Wal-Mart to Expand Disc-to-cloud Movie Service to 30 Countries

The new cloud movie service, officially launched earlier this month, is expected to give Netflix a run for its money.

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Can Dropbox, Other Cloud Providers Survive Google Drive?

The 800-pound gorilla has landed and is leveraging its existing relationship with hundreds of millions of users to port them to their cloud storage.

Services to Consider Before Signing up for Google Drive

With Google reportedly looking to launch its GDrive service soon, would-be customers of cloud storage providers should consider several important questions...

Creating Culture of IT Innovation Includes Rewarding Failure

By encouraging employees to suggest innovative ideas, and rewarding them whether the ideas succeed or fail, the maker of Huggies and Kleenex has been able to increase efficiency, reduce costs and boost morale.

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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.