Commentary
Content posted in November 2008
Is Green IT Dead?
Commentary  |  11/26/2008  | 
In many cases it costs money to go green, and the return on that power efficiency investment takes time
EMC Advances Data Protection Portfolio
Commentary  |  11/25/2008  | 
EMC upgrades a wide range of products within its backup and archiving portfolio
Nanotubes & Memory
Commentary  |  11/25/2008  | 
University researchers are trying to develop a nanodevice for data storage by using carbon nanotubes
WebEx Explains The REAL Value Of Virtual Meetings -- Or How Can You Be In Two Places At Once If You're Not Anywhere At All?
Commentary  |  11/24/2008  | 
Everyone know that saving money on travel costs is the whole point of Web meetings. Could everyone be wrong?
Is Disk Backup Green?
Commentary  |  11/21/2008  | 
The challenge is that adding disk in almost any form is going to require additional power consumption when compared to backing up to tape
Tape: Canceled Due to Lack of Interest?
Commentary  |  11/18/2008  | 
Tape drives could benefit by having a tape evangelist
Progress In Interoperability
Commentary  |  11/18/2008  | 
All eyes are, once again, on Microsoft. During the VoiceCon session where the inter-domain agreement was announced, IBM's Pat Galvin made it clear that he doesn't feel the job is done. "As far as IBM is concerned," Galvin said, "this process is only half complete."
Sun's Unified Storage Systems
Commentary  |  11/17/2008  | 
When it comes to Sun and storage, there is good news, bad news, and ugly news
De-Duplication in Primary Storage
Commentary  |  11/14/2008  | 
The next frontier for de-duplication may produce the biggest disagreement
Change Is Good
Commentary  |  11/13/2008  | 
New technologies and better management software are poised to make inroads in enterprise storage
Dell's De-Duplication Strategy
Commentary  |  11/12/2008  | 
Dell is working with industry leaders EMC and Quantum to provide compatibility across the three companies' brands and product lines
Citrix Improves Application Performance
Commentary  |  11/12/2008  | 
Improved system throughput has been an ongoing desire for small and medium businesses. Many performance improving products were designed to maximize the use of devices housed in central locations and with set traffic patterns, so their efficiency is waning. One vendor is trying to deliver tools to enhance the performance of Internet based applications.
Is Quantum Safe?
Commentary  |  11/11/2008  | 
The stock has been beaten pretty badly over the past few months, but there is a silver lining
Microsoft Users Highlight VoiceCon
Commentary  |  11/11/2008  | 
Betsy Frost Webb, Microsoft's GM for Unified Communications marketing, talked up the need to focus on the organizational impacts of UC, then brought out two enterprise end users who are living through those impacts
HP Moves Quickly to Integrate Colubris
Commentary  |  11/10/2008  | 
Summer was a dramatic period in the network equipment market. While most folks were sitting at the beach getting a tan, vendors were up late at night trying to find a suitable merger or acquisition targets. The fruits of one such pairing have started to be seen.
Data De-Dupe & Archiving
Commentary  |  11/7/2008  | 
De-duplication in archiving can show great rewards, but it should not be the primary determining factor in selecting a system
The Inherent Value of Business Information
Commentary  |  11/6/2008  | 
IBM's Information on Demand strategy is to help business customers fully capture the value of their information assets and investments
Cisco Reorganizes To Target Small Businesses
Commentary  |  11/6/2008  | 
The networking giant has creates a new small business technology group (SBTG) to focus on the needs of companies with few than 100 employees.
One More Broadband Wireless Network Option Emerging
Commentary  |  11/5/2008  | 
On Election Day, the Federal Communications Commission (let's hope all the employees had time to vote) was quite busy. After months of deliberation and having sparked a considerable amount of controversy, the federal agency opened up one more chunk of wireless spectrum for mobile communications.
Block-Level Incremental Backup
Commentary  |  11/4/2008  | 
BLI sacrifices some initial backup storage efficiencies to deliver a backup process that has minimal impact on the client


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