Computer data storage, often called storage or memory, refers to computer components and recording media that retain digital data used for computing for some interval of time.
Memory usually refers to a form of semiconductor storage known as random-access memory (RAM) and sometimes other forms of fast but temporary storage. Similarly, storage today more commonly refers to mass storage — optical discs, forms of magnetic storage like hard disk drives, and other types slower than RAM, but of a more permanent nature.
Whether it’s the boardroom or a potential customer you are trying to convince, make sure you have good case study or two at hand, says Emma de Sousa Disturbing? Certainly. Distasteful? Probably. But asRead More »
We live in an age where the majority of the value of a business is dependent on the information they produce and store – from customer details, to product designs or bid tenders. AccordingRead More »
Systems integrators can bridge between silos of information because they can see the big picture. With there being no wider issues than the environment, let’s hope they can work their magic, says A. HackRead More »
There’s going to be some drama in the data centre soon. If only we could install some cameras, and sell tickets. There would be plenty of viewers. I’ll have to check to see ifRead More »
Some IT contractors have their head in the clouds, says A. Hack Before he struck it rich with his Pocket Phone Shop empire, IT entrepreneur Simon Jordan was a contractor in the heady daysRead More »
The fundamental benefits of cloud computing – cost, flexibility, availability, scalability and so on – have been well-documented for longer than many people realise. Since way back in the 90s before it was evenRead More »
Zahid Zarin, IT Network Manager at Watford Grammar School for Boys discusses his experience working with Insight on a Virtualisation / SAN solution for the school. Link to this post!Read More »
The majority of large organisations are migrating at least a portion of their internal virtual infrastructure to the cloud in the belief that it will reduce costs, according to a recent survey by datacentreRead More »
The Application, apparently, is king these days. But the real eminence grise (that’s French for “power behind the throne”. We looked it up and everything) is rather less high profile: Application Performance Management (APM).Read More »
Here’s one for you. What do datacentres and Andy Murray’s grand slam ambitions and have in common? They’re both going to have to get real and shrink massively over the next few years. Ho,Read More »