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.

NewsInformatica has unveiled a range of big data, cloud and analytics tools to improve data integration and the security of Hadoop systems.
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NewsIBM continues to bolster its business analytics and big data initiatives across Watson Analytics in the cloud; Bluemix developer tools; and Power Systems hardware.
NewsEMC World 2015 will feature familiar industry buzzwords -- big data, cloud, the Internet of Things and plenty more. But for data scientists, the term to track is enterprise data lakes. Here's why. Photo: CEO Joe Tucci, courtesy of EMC
NewsData lakes potentially solve two key problems involving big data and information silos. But they also introduce three new data management challenges. Here they are.
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Corporate ComplianceAlas, government data retention policies raise more questions than they answer.
AnalysisHow IT can truly master video surveillance technology -- especially as the worlds of corporate compliance, physical security, data retention, storage and analytics converge.
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NewsAvnet and IBM have unveiled a turn-key Hadoop solution -- hardware, software and support -- designed for on-premises big data deployments. It's the first of multiple Hadoop bundles that Avnet apparently intends to promote.
NewsWith Premera Blue Cross now the victim of a huge cyber attack affecting 11 million individuals—following Anthem’s attack that hit about 78.8 million—the justifications for not encrypting data at rest may quickly be evaporating.
NewsHewlett-Packard Co. is well on its way to splitting into two separate companies around Nov. 1, CEO Meg Whitman told shareholders at the company’s annual meeting.
NewsThe worldwide storage market showed strong performance in Q4 2014. Here's a look at storage sales data and key trends, according to recent IDC research results.
Emerging TechnologiesSoftware defined networking (SDN) is a promising technology, but it often lacks a compelling "must do" deadline to trigger immediate deployments.
AdviceHere are five land mines of information management, and how to avoid each one of them.
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