Demand for GPS-enabled mobile phones will slow in 2009 but will avoid the fall in shipments expected to affect handsets generally.
At least that’s what ABI Research is predicting. It forecasts that feature-rich smartphones will post year-to-year unit growth through the current economic downturn.
Seagate is to provide a free firmware upgrade for customers whose 1TB Barracuda drives have failed.
The storage company said it has isolated a "potential firmware issue" that is believed to be responsible for a high rate of drive failure globally.
There are undoubtedly pros and cons to having a single optical disc that can pack in 400GB of data – movies, music…whatever you can throw at it.
Pioneer is preparing for release a 16-layer Blu-ray disc that not only offers this colossal storage capacity but will play back on most current standalone Blu-ray players, including the Sony PlayStation 3.
Storage-as-a-service is more than just a viable alternative, according to two new IDC multi-client studies.
An IDC survey of 812 firms reveals that demand for online storage services is very strong in small, mid-size, and large firms that are facing budgetary and IT staffing pressures.
One of the world’s leading life science research institutes announced today that it has chosen a COPAN Systems-based storage solution to meet its demanding data storage needs.
Located in Basel, Switzerland, the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research’s was seeking a storage solution for its life science data.
Backup tapes are being neglected by administrators, according to a study conducted jointly by security vendor Thales Group and Trust Catalyst.
The results of the survey of 330 large enterprises worldwide showed that 35 per cent don’t know if they will encrypt their backup tapes.
Desktop computing remains the largest market for hard drives but the young upstart – consumer electronics – is the fastest growing.
Storage.biz-news.com spoke to Daniel Mauerhofer, of storage giant Western Digital, to find out more about this evolving market.
Guus Leeuw jr, president & CEO of ITPassion Ltd, urges creativity in the way data is stored.
Any piece of electronic information needs to be stored somewhere and somehow. This should guarantee access to that piece of information over the years.
As files get bigger, so the pressure for flash memory grows.
The latest offering from Sony Recording Media & Energy is one solution for users needing high capacity and high speed data transfer.
The mobile software market will be worth an estimated US$ 67.3 billion in 2013 – up from US$ 17.9 in 2007 – as the number of mobile devices grows and minutes of use increases steadily.
This revenue growth will be fuelled by mobile carriers’ willingness to carry data apart from voice and the introduction of third-generation (3G) smartphones.
That’s the conclusion of analysts at Frost & Sullivan in their report “World Next-Generation Mobile Software Market”.
They say that with the expansion of memory, an increase in processor speed and the availability of better networks that allow for faster data transfer, mobile software is in for exponential growth.