Lucas MearianSenior Writer, Computerworld

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Lucas Mearian covers consumer data storage, consumerization of IT, mobile device management, renewable energy, telematics/car tech and entertainment tech for Computerworld.

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.

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.