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June 23, 2008  3:48 PM

Yahoo, I hardly knew ye



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Around the water cooler, software as a service

I've watched the story unfold about Microsoft and Yahoo, but from a removed perspective because it has little to do with the storage industry and when it comes to most things Web-based and search or email related, I'm a Google user. Still, it's been a good story to sit back with some popcorn and...

May 27, 2008  10:15 AM

How should tech companies do business in China?



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Around the water cooler, Strategic storage vendors

The Chinese technology market isn't up-and-coming anymore, it's already here. And with a billion-plus people looking to participate in a capitalist experiment, combined with cheap (though rising) labor costs and a less regulated manufacturing industry, it's a force to be reckoned with. American...


April 18, 2008  12:31 PM

Storage in high places



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Around the water cooler, storage technology research

Two press releases caught my eye this week that aren't exactly earth-shattering, but got me thinking about the way the storage market is changing and widening. First, SanDisk revealed that its flash cards are...


March 28, 2008  2:26 PM

CERN black hole flak headed to court?



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Around the water cooler

Last August I wrote about Swiss research facility CERN and its plan to store petabytes of data from its Large Hadron Collider (LHC) device on commodity NAS and in tape silos for scalability and cost savings. A month ago, it came to my attention that some people thought the collection of that data...


March 13, 2008  1:46 PM

What’s your digital footprint?



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Around the water cooler, Data storage management

The other day I blogged about an update to the "Digital Universe" report EMC sponsored with IDC, which amended estimates of the size of said digital universe...


March 6, 2008  10:32 AM

Japanese bank sues IBM over ‘difficult’ computer system



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Around the water cooler

It doesn't necessarily have anything to do with storage, but I got a chuckle out of this story from Reuters UK today about a lawsuit filed against IBM:

A small Japanese bank has slapped International...


February 6, 2008  1:42 PM

Are storage vendors going to help send us down a black hole?



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Around the water cooler

I'm sure any number of you can come up with witty figurative responses to that, but I actually mean it literally. Back in August I did a case study on CERN, the world's largest physics...


January 28, 2008  4:19 PM

EMC slaps its logo on the Boston Red Sox



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Around the water cooler, Strategic storage vendors

As a storage reporter who's also a fanatical Red Sox fan, I'm in good position to comment on EMC's latest marketing move: the agreement with the Boston...


December 12, 2007  12:12 PM

Kiss storage heterogeneity goodbye if HP-Symantec merger occurs



Posted by: mwright16
Around the water cooler, Data storage management

Over the last few weeks, storage insiders have been abuzz with speculation that a merger between HP and Symantec is imminent. Whether such talks are occurring, I can not definitively say, but if it does occur, the whole corporate world might as well kiss goodbye any hopes it had of creating and...


November 13, 2007  9:43 AM

Google’s millionaire masseusse



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Around the water cooler

Imagine you're a down-on-her-luck new divorcee looking to get back on her feet. The year is 1999. You manage to find a job as an in-house masseusse at a little Silicon-Valley dotcom startup for $450 a week and stock options for a company nobody's really heard much about yet.

Eight years...


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