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May 12, 2010  12:03 PM

How much digital data is there in the world? Soon to pass the zettabyte mark.



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
data tsunami, Storage, zettabyte

For TechDay, Gavin Ogden reports on a recent EMC report on the ongoing explosion of digital data:

In 2010 the number of files, images, records and other digital information containers will...

August 19, 2008  5:57 PM

The floppy hasn’t died — it’s just become virtual



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
freeware, Storage, Uncategorized

floppy-disks.jpg On Of Zen and Computing,

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May 28, 2008  2:10 PM

Drop.io: Free, online file sharing made simple, easy and anonymous



Posted by: GuyPardon
applications, backup, collaboration, cool, data, feeds, free, innovation, Internet, Mobile, MP3, privacy, resource, reviews, service, Storage, tool, Web applications, Web services, widgets

Do you need a simple way to post and share large files on the Web temporarily? Is sending an attachment over email a bad option, for whatever reason? You could try Amazon S3 or


May 22, 2008  11:55 AM

What is the missing link of integrated circuitry? The memristor!



Posted by: GuyPardon
conversation, education, fundamentals, hardware, history, innovation, invention, learning, memory, Storage, Technology

The discovery of Thursday's Word of the Day, memristor, has been theorized about since 1971, when the possibility...


April 25, 2008  8:39 AM

Videos: The world’s first holographic storage system and how it works



Posted by: GuyPardon
cool, data, event, innovation, invention, memory, Storage, video, YouTube

In the first video, Liz Murphy, marketing VP of InPhase Technologies, describes the world's first commercial

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April 2, 2008  9:58 AM

Video: Phase Change Memory (PCM) animation



Posted by: GuyPardon
buzz, data, innovation, invention, memory, Storage, video, YouTube

This animation was presented at IEDM 2006 to show how phase change memory (PCM) devices switch between amorphous and crystalline states. [kml_flashembed...


March 26, 2008  1:52 PM

John Cleese uses interpretive dance to explain distributed data and offers friendly tech advice



Posted by: GuyPardon
advertising, data, fun, humor, new media, Storage, video, YouTube

Our sister site, Bitpipe.com, just sent me an email informing me that I could view a video of John Cleese offering advice on data distribution systems. (You'll need to register but, IMHO, it's worth it. Cleese in a...


March 5, 2008  9:27 AM

Video: Bob and Joe have fun with tape at EMC



Posted by: GuyPardon
creativity, data, e-waste, fun, geek, humor, multimedia, Storage, video, YouTube

Joe Tucci (Chairman of the Board at EMC) tells Bob and Joe to get rid of some tapes. [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/n-kCkz5IJxg" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] Who knew storage guys were so much fun?


March 3, 2008  4:37 PM

What is due diligence?



Posted by: GuyPardon
backup, business, buzzword, compliance, data, entrepeneurship, law, marketplace, predictive, Silicon Valley, small business, startup, word meanings

Simply put, it's doing in your homework. Just look at this sample M&A due diligence checklist. In IT and the law, of course, the term "due diligence" has considerably more precise meanings. WhatIs.com's


December 4, 2007  2:54 PM

Year in Review: ‘Tis the season for the top tech trends and tools of 2007



Posted by: GuyPardon
AJAX, Amazon, applications, backup, blog, buzzword, cloud computing, commentary, communications, culture, Development, downloads, e-cycling, green, hardware, humor, innovation, Internet, invention, listings, Mobile, nanotech, open source, resource, reviews, science, social publishing, telephony, tool, trend, Web 2.0, Web applications, Web services

Ah, December. The first real snow has fallen here in Boston, the malls are full of holiday shoppers and the blogosphere and pages of industry mags are full of annual summaries of the best and worst of the year in technology. We'll be coming out with our own most notable word of the year, as you'd...


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