With enterprises facing new challenges, storage product vendors say they are being forced to minimize complexity and adapt to the needs of their customers.
Stories by Kristy Pryma
Network Appliance Inc.'s road to the future has a few more twists and turns than the one it's been following since the company's inception in 1992.
It managers might be unsure of what to call a particular storage technology but storage is escaping the cuts common to many IT budgets.
Regardless of what solution an enterprise decides upon, specific business problems have emerged around storage. According to Oliver Day, an independent analyst in Aliso Viejo, Calif., the first hurdle to be cleared was that of interoperability, which the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) has addressed. However, Day is unconvinced that this interoperability is enough.
If you ask the average high-speed Internet user what they're looking for in an ISP, they might just sound like the opening credits of the 1970s television show The Six Million Dollar Man: better stronger faster.
With the announcement of Deepwhite, a line of enterprise software tools and services for creating "smart" content that can be tied to back-end servers and modified over the Web, Corel Corp. has taken the plunge into Web services waters.
Information technology is a white-collar field. However, thanks to a changing societal climate and some well-placed programs promoting diversity, the people wearing those white collars are increasingly from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, religions, ethnicities, physical abilities and sexual orientations.