Consumer demand for data storage is expected to drive Network Attached Storage (NAS) revenues to more than USD $1.25 billion in revenues by 2011.
That’s the conclusion of ABI Research, which says the phenomenal growth of digital photography, audio, and video have focused consumers’ minds on the need for secure storage.
Digital content in the average US household could reach 12 terabytes by 2014, according to researchers.
A joint report by Coughlin Associates and Objective Analysis includes DVD libraries, which accounts for a large chunk of the 12TB total.
Symantec, makers of Norton security software, has announced the availability of an online backup service.
Norton Online Backup, which automatically stores files and digital assets, is the first Web-based consumer offering delivered by Norton.
VUDU has launched a new platform that brings Web-hosted applications and services to consumer appliances, including its own Internet movie player.
The VUDU RIA (Rich Internet Application) platform will deliver TV shows as well as Web apps which enable users to share their photos and watch the tens of millions of YouTube videos on their HDTVs.
The company plans to open VUDU RIA up to third party developers in the first half of 2009.
Microsoft’s Live Labs has released its first application for the iPhone.
Seadragon Mobile is an experimental image viewer that aims to make high-resolution images easier to handle on a small screen.
It allows users to view enormous photo collections and high-resolution imagery using the iPhone’s multi-touch intuitive interface.
It wasn’t THAT long ago that anything over 1GB of storage in a Flash drive was considered impressive.
Now Kingston Technology has launched its new DataTraveler 150, a 64GB USB Flash drive.
This supercedes last month’s offering – a mere 32GB – as the largest in the outfit’s entire DataTraveler line.
Less than a fifth of consumers regularly back up data on PCs, according to security solutions firm Webroot.
Its latest research report, “State of Internet Security: Protecting Your Digital Life”, also shows that nearly one in five users had never backed up their personal files.
Passing your contact entry to other iPhone users just got a whole lot easier thanks to a new app called Handshake.
The free app, which also runs on the iPod Touch, allows contact information and photos to be exchanged with another user nearby.
Mobile operator T-Mobile UK has deployed HSUPA technology on a nationwide basis to improve upload speeds for users.
The operator has promised the change will result in an improvement of to fivefold in the time it takes to upload photos and videos to web sites at speeds of up to 1.4Mbps.
T-Mobile claims it is the first UK carrier to have committed to the data access protocol.
The company said it is also upgrading the download capability of its HSDPA 3G network to 7.2Mbps, initially within the M25 zone encircling London but rolling out to other major cities during the second half of the year.