Computer data storage is accomplished on a variety of physical devices including memory chips, disk and tape drives, flash and other solid state memory and new storage mediums that store and read information. Data storage is an overhead archival cost that must also be managed for risk and compliance across a lifecycle of demand, usability and disposal.

NewsThe lion’s share of big data spending currently is going to hardware and professional services, but over time, software vendors will capture a proportionally larger piece, predicts SNS Research.
NewsIncreasing demand for recovery-as-a service, among other services, will fuel IaaS and cloud market growth worldwide, according to a new study from TechNavio.
NewsA majority of organizations identify data backup and recovery as critical, yet most also think current methodologies for backup are incomplete, and most doubt they can fully recover data in a two-hour window, according to a survey of 453 IT and security professionals in the United States and Canada conducted online by Dimensional Research in October 2014.
New Product NewsContinuuity, Guavus, IBM, Looker, Others Announce New Products
Information Management NewsAccording to survey results published last week during HIMSS14, inconsistent data backup and archiving practices at hospitals are “putting data and organizations at risk and unnecessarily straining IT storage budgets.”
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Information Management NewsAvoid bottlenecks and unlock processing potential with data archiving
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CommentaryMore data is collected in one day now than existed in the world just a few years ago. Unfortunately, this speaks only to our ability to capture data, rather than to its inherent utility.
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Information Management's DM RadioMost people don't travel via horse and buggy anymore, not since the automobile went viral. We may soon say similar things for how people store their data, or at least their hot data. Spinning disk? Not so much. It's all about solid-state drives these days, flash memory. And the name "flash" fits because these drives can deliver data wildly faster than disk, at speed increases of well over 1,000x. What does this mean for your organization? Tune into this episode of DM Radio to find out! Host Eric Kavanagh will interview Dr. Robin Bloor of The Bloor Group, plus Jerry Steach of STECH, Brian Bulkowski of Aerospike and Jim Dietz of Teradata.
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