IDC: So Much Data, So Little Space

A new study that estimates how much digital information the world is generating (hint: a lot) finds that for the first time, there's not enough storage space to hold it all. Good thing we delete some stuff.

Top 5 Cool Vista Tricks

Even if you never have to use these, it's good just to know they're there.

Vista Vulnerable Through Third-Party Programs

Microsoft Corp.'s Vista operating system might well be Redmond's most secure client operating environment to date, but that doesn't -- and couldn't -- mean Vista is completely unassailable.

German Court Bars Stealth PC Searches

Police cannot secretly search suspects' computer hard drives over the Internet, a German court ruled Monday.

Nationwide Insurance Data Stolen

Lockbox with backup tapes containing data on 130,000 Aetna members taken in break-in at insurer's outsourced billing services firm.

EMC's Profit Doubles

Profits more than doubled in the fourth quarter for information-management vendor EMC Corp. and beat the estimates of Wall Street analysts Tuesday.

Microsoft in Alliance with Teradata

Microsoft and NCR’s Teradata division announced Monday an alliance meant to optimize interoperability between Microsoft’s business intelligence solutions and Teradata’s Enterprise Data Warehouse product.

Keep Tabs on SQL Server

These two SQL Server monitoring tools go head-to-head.

Seagate Acquires EVault

Hard-disk drive manufacture makes move into online data storage.

New E-Discovery Rules Benefit Some Firms

Companies that help businesses track and search their e-mails and other electronic data are experiencing a surge of interest in the wake of federal rule changes that clarify requirements to produce such evidence in lawsuits.

Keep Your Hard Drive Healthy

Diskeeper helps keep today's monster hard drives neat and organized.

The Poor Man's VMFS

Greg walks you through new ways to set up this technology.

Sun Unveils Portable Data Center

Server and software maker Sun Microsystems Inc. has a novel twist on the data center: a portable version of the hulking outposts that house nothing but computers and equipment needed to store and process raw data.

DataCore Delivers Low-Cost Storage Virtualization

Storage virtualization vendor DataCore Software announced it is shipping its SANmelody Virtual Infrastructure Foundation – a low-cost, entry-level virtualization solution for small and mid-sized businesses.

CA Seeks to Support Trusted Advisors with Portal

CA Inc. is building a network of partners who can take advantage.

Microsoft Beta Tests Continuous Data Protection Update

Microsoft has begun beta testing its upcoming System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) version 2, the company said Wednesday.

Windows Recovery Environment Debuts

Included with Windows Vista Release Candidate 1 is a new tool for aiding help desk personnel in recovering from installations of the new system that have gone south.

RSA Security Holders Approve Takeover

RSA Security Inc. said its shareholders approved the company's $2.1 billion acquisition by data storage provider EMC Corp.

EMC on Expansion Tear

EMC Corp. has spent $7 billion buying companies and assets in the past three years, topped by this summer's $2.1 billion deal for RSA Security Inc.

Brocade 3Q Earnings Beat the Street

Storage vendor cites strong demand in China among reasons in beating Wall Street estimates.

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