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  • 8 Bitcoin Stocks That You Won’t Lose Your Shirt Over

    Bitcoin (BTC-USD, BCH-USD) may not have the trust of Wall Street institutions just yet, but millennials are all in. Blockchain Capital recently conducted a study of 2,000 millennials (aged 18-34) and asked them to make a theoretical choice between owning $1,000 in bonds or stocks and $1,000 in bitcoin: Thirty percent chose bitcoin. These days, a single bitcoin goes for more than $12,900. That’s a gain of nearly 1,550% since the beginning of the year. It seems millennials are laughing all the way to…

  • Digital Storage For Media And Entertainment

    For 9 years, Coughlin Associates has been running a survey of media and entertainment professionals on their uses of digital storage for content creation and capture, post production, content distribution as well as archiving and preservation. This has provided insights on developments in digital storage for rich media applications. This article and a talk that Tom Coughlin will give at the 2018 Creative Storage Conference on June 7, 2018 in Culver City, CA (www.creativestorage.org) explore some of the results from…

  • A New Kind of Memory Could Make RAM and ROM Obsolete

    Like peanut butter and jelly, like salt and pepper, like that seemingly perfect couple you love (to hate), the two dominant types of computer memory truly complete one another. Read-only memory (ROM) makes sure our computers and smartphones know how to boot up. Random access memory (RAM), lets us run programs on those computers. In the past, that’s all we’ve needed. But now, a third type of computer memory is on the scene, and it’s capable doing everything on its own, plus a…

  • 10 hot storage companies to watch

    Innovations such as software-defined storage (SDS), hyper-converged infrastructures (HCI), and blockchain have investors flocking to enterprise storage startups, and this market shows no signs of slowing down. Collectively, the 10 startups featured in this roundup have raised more than $736 million in VC funding. This total is even more impressive when you factor in two startups not included in that calculation. One of them is entirely self-funded, while the other has a unique business model and an equally unique source…

  • Cloud Computing: Will 2018 be the Year of Rapid Growth?

    Cloud computing keeps on playing an essential part in organizations! Additionally, with a developing requirement for solid data storage facilities, numerous organizations move every one of their information to the cloud. Having developed from individual cloud storage, cloud computing now offers an advantageous means of storing and recovering expansive information volumes. There are different reasons why the cloud is so famous. By offering some advantages such as decreased costs, enhanced IT support, remote access, maintenance and management, cloud computing helps…

  • History (1962): Bulk Storage Systems Add Low-cost Capacity

    This article comes from the Computer History Museum. 1962: Bulk storage systems add low-cost capacity NCR CRAM was the “first commercially significant Bulk Storage Subsystem” John Potter Three-dimensional selector and memory device patent figure (U.S. Patent Office) In 1957 Potter Instruments delivered to Univac three experimental Three-Dimensional Memory Devices designed by George Comstock that stored up to 2 million characters on removable strips of magnetic tape. Beginning in the 1960s, several companies introduced commercial bulk storage systems to offer online…

  • What does SD-Branch mean for security, storage and IoT? |

    We’ve started to hear a lot about SD-Branch as a natural successor to SD-WAN, which makes sense as the centrally-orchestrated model is attractive to many enterprises. However, just as we saw with SD-WAN, the term “SD-Branch” is being adopted by many different vendors and service providers to mean what they want, in the absence of any “official” definition. What is SD-Branch anyway? Based on most definitions, SD-Branch means delivering more IT infrastructure to branches under a programmable, centrally orchestrated model….

  • Supreme Court to Hear Microsoft Case on Emails, Customer Data Stored Overseas – WSJ

    Feb. 26, 2018 5:30 a.m. ET WASHINGTON—Technology companies will square off with law enforcement on Tuesday as the Supreme Court hears arguments on whether emails and other customer data stored overseas are subject to U.S. search warrants. The case is one of several legal battles on law-enforcement access to private online data, and it requires the justices to interpret a law that Congress wrote before email and cloud computing were part of everyday life. A federal appeals court, in a…

  • IBM, Cloud Constellation Look at the Evolution of Data Storage Architectures – Via Satellite –

    IBM, Cloud Constellation Look at the Evolution of Data Storage Architectures As worldwide security growth moves to more than $96 billion in 2018, research firm Gartner is predicting an increase of 8 percent from 2017 for cybersecurity investment. Organizations are spending more on security as a result of regulations, shifting buyer mindset, awareness of emerging threats, and the evolution to a digital business strategy. Responding to this need, Cloud Constellation has released a joint white paper with IBM detailing how data storage…

  • Data Centers to 5G: Bring It On!

    Brian Lavallée is Senior Director of Solutions Marketing for Ciena. There’s no doubt that 5G will affect all parts of the network – from end users, to both man and machine (things) to data centers, and everything in between. In fact, according to IHS Economics and IHS Technology’s report from 2017, 5G is expected to lay the groundwork for technologies such as making self-driving cars more responsive to traffic changes or IoT sensors becoming more intuitive and integrated into smart buildings…

  • The Best Products of 2017

      When you test as many products as the PCMag analysts do, it’s not surprising that they all start to look alike. Every box seems to have the same features, every game the same mechanics, every technology is simply keeping up with the digital Joneses. Then, once in a while, something truly amazing stands out. Those are the products we’ve gathered here, the top 100 of close to 2,500 tested by our staff in 2017. That’s only 4 percent of…

  • White House unveils report on modernizing government IT

      The White House released a report Wednesday on modernizing the government’s information technology, urging agencies to move to cloud storage. The report also outlined general steps the government should take to ramp up its modernization efforts. The recommendations include bolstering security for the highest risk and most valuable technology, consolidating networks to save money and adopting broader tech tools that aren’t agency-specific to save money. “It is imperative for the Federal Government to leverage these innovations to provide better…

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