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  • Pairing disk with tape for enterprise backup

    Enterprises today have many more backup choices than they used to have, and they?re taking advantage by pairing legacy technologies such as tape backups with newer disk-based data protection options.

  • Riverbed CEO talks WAN optimisation and cloud

    In an interview, Kennelly discusses the future of Riverbed and how WAN optimisation is like building a private cloud.

  • Business needs new IT blood

    If we keep going the way we are now, this year we will outsource one in four IT jobs to India, Russia and other countries that supply low-cost labor, according to the Hackett Group, a trend that sends a message to young people contemplating technology careers: IT work is unstable. You can't count on climbing any career ladder.

  • The future of tape

    As Hamlet might have said "To tape or not to tape", but it's a question that's a no-brainer for most smaller businesses, fighting to contain costs.

  • Vendors look to tap into new storage trends

    Companies are having to cope with an ever-increasing volume of data: a rate of growth that is playing havoc with storage plans. The leading vendors have been jostling for position as they look to snatch a lead in the technologies that are set to play a part in the future.

  • Enterprises warm to online backup

    Large businesses are looking more closely at online backup options as a way to ease systems administration headaches and avoid security concerns linked to physical backup procedures - is this the way forward?

  • The Big Switch: Rewiring the world, from Edison to Google

    Nicholas Carr's provocative new book argues that the IT department as we know it is doomed as businesses rush to adopt utility computing as a model. It's persuasively argued - even if it does spell the end of all our jobs.

  • Acopia at Storage Expo

    Acopia is ready to start better selling to enterprises using F5's existing access routes.

  • EMC takes exception to Sepaton's views

    EMC says Sepaton's CTO mis-characterised its Avamar technology and corrects his comments here.

  • E-discovery is not just a series of case-by-case projects

    Index Engines says eDiscovery is not a project but a continuously updated repository building effort. Because it can search tape backup as well as disk it's got great technology for this.

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