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.

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.