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5 Reasons why the hard drive RPM spec is irrelevant

. I don’t know about you, but I think it’s about time to give up on marketing and positioning hard drives by rotations per minute (RPM).  Here are 5 reasons why the days of marketing the RPM spec in the enterprise/data center space should be over: 1. Customers pay for IOPS, not RPMs.…

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The hidden but healthy TCO of tablets

Total Cost of Ownership once again raises its head. This time it’s not about cloud, but instead – Tablets courtesy of Dell. What’s interesting is that this focuses on the concerns of healthcare IT given the security regulations and compliance issues, but when it comes to IT in…

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Should you buy or rent (software) in this market?

The age old question of buying or renting applies to housing as well as enterprise IT.  We can thank the cloud for that. When considering purchasing a home, purchasing on-premise IT solutions (hardware and software), or purchasing anything for that matter, one must take into consideration the Total…

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The high fashion that is technology

. Here is a quote that may drive technology marketing to the pages of Vogue or GQ in the next few years, “wearable computing device market will grow to 485 million annual device shipments by 2018.” – ABI Research According to ABI, sports and activity watches will make up a majority…

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When you think personal cloud, think Pig-pen

“Cognizant computing evolves the connected device and personal cloud service into an activity of seamless and frictionless integration connected to sensor-driven ‘invisible’ devices that are optimized for a particular set of functions,” said Michael Gartenberg, research…

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What are your most important files?

. When it comes to the files we store, we always play favorites. If you ask ten people, I would guess 9 of them would list family photos at or near the top. But, what else? Rimage asked that very question of both corporate executives and consumers and found some striking similarities.  According to…

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Does less drive time mean more data?

I came across this cool infographic on “The Perks of Working from Home” and it made me think about what drive time means not only from an environmental perspective, but from a data perspective. When you think about it, over the course of the day, we spend a good chunk of time creating…

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A gegobyte hard drive would cover the earth 23,000,000 times

. In the era of cloud, big data, smartphones and tablets, we’ve become used to talking petabytes, exabytes, even zettabytes.   Given how fast data is growing, what comes after zettabytes?  GigaOM raised this same question in their post “As data gets bigger, what comes after a…

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Will Windows 8 be deja vu for hard drive sales?

. Much has been said about the launch of Windows 8, and its optimistic impact on PC sales, and thus hard disk drive shipments for the upcoming year, so I thought I would look at the historical impact of Windows launches on client (desktop + notebook) storage. Going back to the second quarter of 1998…

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There’s 1500 Free Petabytes of Cloud Storage out there

 . IHS iSuppli Mobile & Wireless Communications Service recent findings say that cloud storage subscriptions among consumers is ramping, and ramping quickly.  According to the iSuppli press release Consumers Aggressively Migrate Data to Cloud Storage in First Half of 2012, “The consumer…

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