Category Archives: Storage

From 128 Megabytes to 256 Gigabytes in less than 9 years: a USB-drive story

Can’t remember when I first bought my first USB pendrive. I presume it was something like a 256 Megabytes, acting as an MP3 player and costing some 70 euros (about 90 USD). Back then, it seemed as a lot of … Continue reading

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Google Drive: this time is for real (will the real cloud storage please stand up?)

Get yourself into Google Drive right now by clicking here! Google is introducing its cloud storage service aiming directly Dropbox, SkyDrive and Box.net (along several others). You can get started with 5GB of storage for free—that’s enough to store the … Continue reading

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Technology Review – March/April 2012 issue: interview with Drew Houston – Dropbox founder – on cloud storage

The latest issue of Technology Review features an interview with Dropbox‘s founder Drew Houston about cloud storage and the future. I love Technology Review and I’m definitely addicted to Dropbox so I’m writing this to spread the (good) news about … Continue reading

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Cloud computing for business: a well thought-out presentation

If you’re somehow wondering how this crazy little/big thing called Cloud will change your life – and your business, anytime soon, check this Slideshare presentation by Ramkumar Lakshminarayanan. Discovering the value of the cloud for the business View more presentations … Continue reading

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IBM smashes data storage drive record: 120 petabytes, the biggest hard drive ever?

According to a white paper study from IDC there will be 1800 exabytes (EB) of digital data in 2011, up from 220 EB in 2007. Such growth places the data user under tremendous pressure to turn data into actionable insights … Continue reading

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