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  • Top-paying industries for IT 2014

    When it comes to IT pay, some industries fare much better than others. Find out who the winners and losers are in our 2014 Salary Survey.

  • How the 2014 Computerworld IT Salary Survey was conducted

    A look at the methodology used to collect data for Computerworld's 2014 IT Salary Survey.

  • IT Salary Survey 2014: Who's hot, who's not

    Salaries continue their modest rise, while demand for workers with key tech skills coupled with business acumen keeps employers scrambling to find and keep talent.

  • What do IT workers want?

    While traditional incentives like salary and benefits still rule, IT staffers are placing more importance on intangibles such as corporate culture, challenging work and recognition -- a trend that employers ignore at their peril.

  • Read this before you buy another hard drive

    It's rare that a company would release internal data on drive failure rates -- even more so when that company, Backblaze, earns its living storing consumer data in the cloud. That makes the hard drive data released this week even more valuable.

  • Thanks to the NSA, quantum computing may some day be in the cloud

    The NSA is spending some $80 million in basic research on quantum computing, money that may ultimately help commercialize quantum computing for the private sector.

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    RAM wars: RRAM vs. 3D NAND flash, and the winner is... us

    While resistive RAM's chances of crowding out NAND flash anytime soon are slim, the coming RAM wars mean mobile users are likely to have hundreds of gigabytes, or even a terabyte, of storage at their fingertips.

  • Christmas in July: 11 cool gadget gifts

    The gadget-industrial-complex keeps churning out more and more cool tools to try. What to do? Roundup time!

  • Some data center operators take their chances with floods

    Even most of those hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy are hardening their facilities instead of moving them entirely. In the storm-prone South, however, it's a different story.

  • Tornadoes and data centers are OK in Oklahoma

    If the question about tornadoes comes up at his Oklahoma City data center, as it sometimes does, Todd Currie, vice president of operations and general manager at Perimeter Technology, has answers. He even has cutout sample of his roof to show how it is built.

  • Here, there, everywhere: 3 personal Cloud storage systems

    Cloud storage has become increasingly popular, both for individuals and companies, as a place to stash everything from tax records to family photos. Services such as Dropbox, Box, SugarSync or Google Drive offer the chance to easily store your data and then access it from any of your devices.

  • Box Offers User-Friendly File-Sharing, But Faces Big Competition

    The cloud storage service is an intuitive collaboration tool and has IT-friendly features. However, it's in a crowded, competitive market that includes Microsoft.

  • New storage technologies to deal with the data deluge

    Enterprise storage demands are reaching a critical point, and vendors are scrambling to develop new products to deal with the data deluge. We look at how these technologies will help manage the major pain points for storage administrators.

  • How big is the sound of music?

    Music fans and major recording artists are adopting lossless audio file formats to keep copies of their music thats as close to a master recording as possible, leading to multi-terabyte-sized home music storage systems.

  • Tape storage finds new life in the enterprise and beyond

    Tape is not dead - far from it. In fact, many enterprises depend on it for cost-effective long-term storage. Tape is also finding new applications in the virtualized and increasingly video-centric world of IT. As enterprises deal with bigger sets of data, tape will play a vital role going forward.

  • 'Black swan' predictions for 2013 include solar storm

    If you are making a list of tech predictions for next year, as this story does, it may be a good idea to put the solar maximum on this list. The next one is expected in 2013, says NASA.

  • 13 events that defined Cisco's 2012

    From software defined networking challenges to killing Cius and corporate restricting moves, it was a busy year for Cisco.

  • 2012: The year in quotes

    Some of the most memorable IT-related quotes were uttered in courtrooms this year, which involved a steady stream of legal challenges about intellectual property. In no particular order, these are some of the comments that stuck with us as 2012 winds to a close.

  • "The Human Face of Big Data" offers a geek-out-worthy coffee-table book

    "The Human Face of Big Data" is an ambitious and attractive new large-format book that aims to give readers, through photography and short articles, a glimpse of how powerful new data processing capabilities are changing people's lives. Author Rick Smolan is a photographer who gained fame for his "Day in the Life" series, which included an edition focused on the Internet in 1996, "24 Hours in Cyberspace." He says that his latest work is based on the premise that "our planet is beginning to develop a nervous system."

  • Hurricane Sandy leaves wounded servers in its wake

    Data recovery experts have been kept busy in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, which left a slew of data centers underwater, damaging equipment and threatening a significant loss of business-critical data.

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