Is your business ready for a digital hurricane? A study released by market research firm IDC Corp. revealed the amount of digital information that will be created between 2006 and 2010 will increase from 161 exabytes to a whopping 988 exabytes. One exabyte is equivalent to about one billion gigabytes
The computer business is serving consumers well but could do better when it comes to after sales support, according to the OFT (Office of Fair Trading) which has just completed a year-long investigation into the industry.
Tape storage still plays a significant role as a backup tool in network data storage even as disk prices are falling because new tape storage products from vendors such as Advanced Digital Information Corp. (ADIC), as well as improved tape formats such as Super DLT (digital linear tape), move tape storage technology forward.
Storage Technology Corp. (StorageTek) last month at its Forum 2000 conference in Toronto announced a slate of new products, including a new tape drive series and what the company claims to be the first and only non-erasable, non-rewritable tape-based storage technology.