At the IBM Edge2014 conference, IBM today released preliminary study findings of 750 global organizations revealing less than 10 percent are fully prepared to address the proliferation of cloud computing, analytics, mobile devices and social media.
Our “brothers-in-storage,” Backupify, released this pretty spiffy infographic highlighting the history of data storage that is too cool not to share. It’s really cool to look back at where storage has come and where it’s going. I couldn’t help but get a pinch giddy on the latest episode of Mad Men, when they referenced the importance [...]
IBM today announced a collaboration with Coriell Life Sciences, a provider of genetic analysis at point of care, and CareKinesis, Inc., a Medication Risk Mitigation® pharmacy services firm, to bring personalized medicine to the elderly based on analyzing and storing genetic data in a secure cloud environment.
—By Cinwoo Lee With the theme of “Hard Drives: Harmony in Digital Daily Life,” a photo contest held by the South Korea Design Team drew nearly 100 photo submissions. Among those, 32 images were selected for display at the design center. The idea behind the contest was to promote the importance of digital storage and [...]
It’s been six months since Seagate announced the Kinetic Open Storage Platform, and in those six months a lot has happened. Seagate realizes that for such a dramatic shift in how storage is architected in the data center, a number of ecosystem dependencies must be addressed. If you look at what Seagate has done over [...]
During this years SXSW festival, we had a chance to catch up with indie-rock band Now, Now to chat about the songwriting process and creative collaboration. Check it out! SeagateCreative: You guys are in the process of recording the follow-up to your acclaimed album, Threads, how’s that coming along? Now, Now: We’re still quite deep [...]
IBM today announced that researcher and IBM Fellow, Dr. Stuart Parkin, is the winner of the prestigious Millennium Technology Prize, awarded every two years by the Technology Academy Finland (TAF), an independent foundation aimed at supporting scientific research and new technologies that will benefit humanity. Dr. Parkin is selected for his discovery and invention of the “spin valve,” which enabled a more than 1,000-fold increase in the ability of computer hard-disk drives to store data. This groundbreaking technology gave us the ability to organize, archive, analyze and share vast amounts of human history, culture and knowledge in digital form. The prize is worth 1 million Euros.
Last week, Electronic Arts announced that their online gaming service, Origin, would transition to only digital downloads or computer games putting the nail in the coffin for discs. The writing for this has been on the wall for some time, not only in the computer gaming market, but the console one as well. Before jumping [...]
. Video surveillance is so much more than just a means to provide elevated levels of security. It benefits us in myriad endeavors from civil engineering and education to retail and marketing, to name a few. Whether it’s understanding traffic patterns to design a better highway or mass transit system, studying how students respond and [...]
By the time you’re reading this, South by Southwest is in full swing and Seagate’s all over Austin — not just at the Convention Center on Cesar Chavez, but powering Daytrotter’s recording sessions at Good Danny’s studio house on 3rd Street, and throwing down massive loud music for days with House of Vans at Austin’s [...]
. Being a parent of an eleven year old and a 14 year old, I am more than a little familiar with the term “screen time.” If you have kids of any age you know what I mean, but let’s not blame the kids for this. We adults are all too guilty of excessive screen [...]
South by Southwest is doing something interesting this year for the music component of the festival by introducing a Music Hackathon Championship. If you’re not familiar with or have never been to a hackathon, it’s a pretty interesting concept. Basically, you complete in collaborative computer programming for a particular project. For the event at SXSW, [...]
…in one handy graphic! It’s that time again where Ellen DeGeneres will once again host the 86th Academy Awards. Can you believe it? Eighty-six years of cinematic history. No wonder it’s such a prestigious honor to win that shiny gold statue. It has heritage, legacy, and prestige. In keeping with the spirit of the event, [...]
When I was younger, I found security cameras in stores or malls fascinating. I always would look up at them trying to see if they were looking at me. I remember when I worked in a department store and would forget the camera was there and let myself get carried away in a particular moment. [...]
To help organizations more easily and efficiently manage their swelling data volumes and adopt cloud storage solutions quickly, IBM today announced a new pricing program that offers high-performance storage systems without the heavy up-front costs.
The new Seagate Dashboard is available and protecting your content just got a lot easier. The new update available now for the Seagate Dashboard will allow you to create automatic backups for your digital life. Plug in your drive, open the Seagate Dashboard and schedule a backup for as frequently (or infrequently) as you’d like. [...]
I’ve found that Valentine’s Day brings out some interesting emotions in people. Many seem to just look at it as another “consumer holiday” to spend money on loved ones. Others seem to resent it saying, “When you love someone, every day should be Valentine’s Day.” Regardless of how you feel about it, you can’t ignore [...]
Jimmy Fallon’s “Thank You Notes” has got to be one of my favorite segments of the “old” Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Yes, “Hashtags” is better, but Thank You Notes was the catalyst to the rest of the short segments that have made Jimmy so successful. With Jimmy moving on to The Tonight Show, and [...]
Picture this. You’re driving down the road and a warning light on your dashboard comes on. What do you immediately feel? Stress? Panic? Your mind starts racing trying to solve a number of different problems at once – what does the light mean? How far am I from home? Where’s the nearest mechanic? This is [...]
Sorry, I am not talking about the supermodels in the traditional sense. I’m talking about building expertise in the areas of cloud data center design and analytics. This is exactly what one small group of masterminds at Seagate is doing. They call themselves CMDA: Cloud Modeling & Data Analytics. It sounds pretty heavy, and believe [...]
I always have to prepare myself when people find out I’m not that big into football. In the spirit of maintaining my audience, I won’t give all the details into why, but one reason is I just tend to be more into basketball for the pacing and action. Plus, I love how the NBA handles [...]
Seagate announced the Kinetic Open Storage platform last October, and we have spent the better part of the last few months working with software and hardware partners, talking to customers / users, and readying the ecosystem with tools to design new object-oriented hyper-scale solutions. Early on, I blogged about how “For Seagate Kinetic to fly…it’s [...]
If there is one thing that CES Week does exceptionally well, it’s that it validates that I have the attention span of a child. There’s so much to see, so much to do, I have no idea how people can tackle it all. But that doesn’t mean we won’t try. But, let’s take a moment [...]
Seagate’s theme for the Comsumer Electronics Show (CES) this year is “Creating Space for the human experience.” Catchy theme, and a nice play on words, but it does beg the question: if Seagate is creating the space, who and what can we expect will take it up in 2014? This post by Lance Ulanoff talks [...]
At Seagate, we talk a lot about the changing role of the IT professional and how data storage is at the center of these changes. We’re a little obsessed with it, actually. And, although no one can be certain what will happen in five years, five weeks, or even five days from now, what I [...]
If there is one thing I do appreciate about the holidays, it’s the nostalgia that Christmas brings. It comes in many forms such as modern ads like what Apple or Tesco have done for the season. But when it comes to Christmas, I’ve always been partial to early 20th century imagery that comes in the [...]
IBM today announced that Terrakom, a Croatian telecommunication services provider focused on hosting and cable-based telecommunication services, has deployed IBM Flex Systems to provision private, public and hybrid cloud infrastructures. Its clients span a broad range - from big retail chains and insurance companies to universities and individual subscribers.
Depending on your research, Santa Claus has been around for a couple hundred years. He’s the spiritual essence of HR keeping tabs on our annual performance with his “Naughty/Nice” lists. But how does a guy like that track all his data? How does he manage to keep records of behavior as well as the wish [...]