Stephen LawsonIDG News Service

Stephen Lawson covers mobile, storage and networking technologies for the IDG News Service.

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Cisco posts revenue, profit gains, continues push beyond networks

Cisco Systems continues its push to transcend its networking roots and become the world's top IT company.

Facebook eyes 'cold flash' to store those old baby pictures

Facebook wants to use a new type of flash for long-term storage of data such as photos and videos.

Samsung sees vertical NAND boosting flash acceptance

3D V-NAND, a new technology for packing more data into flash chips, will dramatically increase the number of PCs and enterprise storage systems that use flash in the next decade, a Samsung Electronics executive said Tuesday.

Disk giants raise the hard-drive banner at a flash storage powwow

The newly formed Storage Products Association aims to raise the profile of spinning disks amid a flash craze.

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Business flash arrays pack in more storage with denser media

New NAND flash components fit more data into the same space, which reduces power consumption and per-gigabyte cost. The catch: Flash gets slower and more error-prone when it gets that dense

Nokia buys out, renames Nokia Siemens Networks

Nokia finished its buyout of Nokia Siemens Networks on Wednesday and renamed the company Nokia Solutions and Networks, or NSN.

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Dimension Data plans cloud backup for its computing services

More cloud vendors are adding backup to the choices they offer customers, letting enterprises that embrace the cloud for applications, computing and storage also go there for business continuity.

Businesses turn to the cloud to back up the cloud

Enterprises that rely on cloud-based services are getting more options for falling back on another cloud if necessary.

Startup PernixData virtualizes server-based flash

PernixData, a startup founded by VMware veterans, says its software can turn server-based flash storage into a resource shared across a standard VMware cluster of as many as 32 systems.

MIT report says it didn't seek federal charges against Aaron Swartz

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology never sought a federal prosecution of Aaron Swartz, the programming prodigy who was charged with stealing millions of academic papers from an online archive at MIT, according to a report by the institute.

Flash breakthrough promises faster storage, terabytes of memory

In the ongoing quest for faster access to data, Diablo Technologies has taken what could be a significant next step.

Microsoft to connect schools in South African white-spaces project

Microsoft is expanding the push for so-called "white spaces" broadband to South Africa, where it will help to deploy the technology in a pilot project serving five primary and secondary schools.

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Dish is likely eyeing new acquisitions after losing Sprint

As the dust settles after SoftBank's $21.6 billion acquisition of Sprint, losing bidder Dish Network may be just getting started at stirring up the U.S. mobile industry.

Polycom CEO resigns after expense-report scandal

Polycom President and CEO Andrew Miller has resigned after his company found irregularities in his expense-report submissions.

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Seagate hybrid drive promises speed boost below the cost of flash

Seagate introduced the Seagate Enterprise Turbo SSHD, which it calls the world’s first enterprise hybrid drive.