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500 Million People Will Be Using Mobile Health Apps by 2015

More than 500 million people will be using mobile health applications through smartphones within five years.

Data Growth Remains IT's Biggest Challenge: Report

Nearly half of the IT decision makers surveyed recently by Gartner named data growth as one of their top three challenges.

Intel, Toshiba, Samsung Team to Shrink Chip Circuitry

NAND flash rivals join in an unlikely alliance to halve chip circuitry size.

Will Hard Drives Become Obsolete?

Analysts say Apple's decision to yank the Macbook Air's hard drive plus the declining prices of SSDs could foretell the death of hard drives.


Researchers One Step Closer to 'Bootless' Computer

Physicists at the University of California have taken a giant leap closer to creating a new computer chip that gives memory the brains of a CPU.

Companies Overwhelmed With Data Turn to Cloud Services

A new report finds that SMBs are largely underserved by suppliers of data protection products and many are turning to cloud services.

Survey Points to Simple Steps to Avoid IT Outages

A poll of IT managers finds that the typical causes of unplanned network downtime are ones that could be easily addressed.

Cisco, VMware, NetApp Claim First End-to-end FCoE Configuration

Cisco, NetApp and VMware said they have certified their products to create a single, end-to-end Fibre Channel over Ethernet storage network for VMWare server environments.

Verizon Creates Medical Information Exchange Cloud

Verizon has announced it is getting into the business of health information exchange by using its cloud storage service offering as the platform for sharing...

EMC Shuts Down Cloud Storage Service

EMC today announced it is shuttering its Atmos Online storage service and it will not offer any guarantees that anyone who has already stored data through the...

OCZ Releases Updated 1.8-in SSD Line for Netbooks, Tablets

New Vertex 2 drives have the same performance as their 2.5-in predecessors.


Samsung's Fastest 512GB Notebook SSD to Arrive in July

Company claims the drive boots nine times faster than hard disk drives.

Israeli Start-Up Claims Huge Boost to SSD Reliability

Higher-endurance NAND will make SSDs more attractive for data center use.

Seagate's Momentus XT Hybrid Solid State Hard Drive Worth the Money

The SSD/HDD combo has good read rates, excellent data write performance.

OCZ Releases Super Speedy Vertex Solid State Hard Drives

Vertex 2 Pro, Vertex 2 EX have max throughput of 285 MB/sec.