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  • EMC plans layoffs in wake of weakened outlook

    Storage giant EMC will soon start handing out pink slips as part of a new restructuring effort prompted by a weakened financial outlook.

  • MediaHub prepares for 10 petabyte future

    Although Hadoop is perhaps best known for underpinning big data-based analytics projects, Sydney-based MediaHub is using the open source project's distributed storage capabilities to deliver resilience and scalability for a mammoth — and growing — archive of broadcast video.

  • Apple updates Yosemite, again claims to fix Macs' Wi-Fi flops

    Apple has released OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 that again aims to improve -- or in cases simply enable -- Wi-Fi on Macs that have suffered connectivity issues since October.

  • Microsoft's Surface line-up posts 2nd straight profitable quarter

    Microsoft has reported a second consecutive quarter of gross profit for its Surface tablet line, and said that revenue broke the $US1 billion mark for the first time.

  • Dropbox buys Pixelapse to add version control for visual designers

    Cloud sync-and-share company Dropbox, never one to shy away from an acquisition, has snapped up startup Pixelapse, which provides a GitHub-like version control service for "tens of thousands" of visual designers. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

  • Quantum bringing public cloud into virtual storage fold

    Data management specialist Quantum wants to make it easier for enterprises to combine two of the major trends in storage: virtualization and public clouds.

  • Our bullet-proof LAN failed. Here's what we learned

    In my organization we manage almost all IT in-house, including the LAN, which is highly redundant. We have 35 Floor Wiring Concentrators around campus, each with around 300 active ports, and the concentrators have dual Gigabit uplinks to network cores in two data centers that are 300 meters apart. The data centers are linked by multiple 10Gb links, and each is connected to the Internet via two trunks that follow different paths.

  • As Box's IPO looms, so do its challenges

    The road to an initial public offering is rarely smooth for any company, but it's fair to say that Box's journey has been one of the bumpier ones. Though it filed plans to go public early last year, it wasn't until this week that the milestone finally come into view. In the meantime, Box's challenges have only intensified.

  • After being dumped by Firefox, Google wants users back

    After Google's share of the U.S. search market slipped in December, the Mountain View, Calif. company has been trying to entice Firefox users back to the fold.

  • Dropbox boosts mobile talent with CloudOn buy

    Dropbox on Tuesday added yet another young startup to its brain trust with the acquisition of Israeli mobile-productivity app maker CloudOn.