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Information Governance Is Poor at Many Companies

Information governance is inadequate at the majority of companies, and more than one-third do not offer IG training, said a new survey. Furthermore, data lost due to staff negligence or bad practices plague companies, many of which cannot find records that are required for litigation. The study, "Read More »

Growth in Records Drives Hospital to Flash Storage

Memorial Hospital turned to flash storage to trim costs and provide the staff with high-speed, high-reliability access to electronic medical records.

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Visual Effects Studio Uses Picture-Perfect Storage

Constrained by old tech and budget issues, Crafty Apes upgraded to a storage system that helps it manage stunning visual effects and demanding turnaround times.

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A Persistent Approach to Containers Pays Off

Containers enable TGEN to package application code with underlying system primitives in a way that allows them to run on any type of physical or virtual machine.

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Why Data Storage Issues Keep CIOs Up at Night

With storage capabilities struggling to keep up with the growth of data, the majority of CIOs and other organizational leaders are reassessing their data storage approaches and strategies, according to a recent survey from SUSE. The resulting report, "Numbers Tell Stories," indicates that most IT... Read More »

Storage Platform Gets High Marks at UNC Charlotte

The university migrated to a consolidated storage platform to improve computing performance, streamline IT and prepare for anticipated needs in the future.

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Idaho Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Flash Arrays

The Idaho Supreme Court adopted an advanced hybrid flash storage system to make essential information more accessible and available to attorneys and the public.

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Managing the Complexity of Machine Data Storage

Thanks primarily to the growth of the internet of things (IoT), machine data is expected to account for a huge volume of all data within several years. This influx presents a tremendous opportunity for businesses to analyze their information in real time and gain valuable insights, but CIOs often overlook a major roadblock: Data storage today cannot handle the capacity or the complexity of... Read More »

Does Data Collection Waste Time and Resources?

While IT and many organizations are in the midst of an unprecedented explosion in data-gathering, a new study finds that only 15 percent of all stored data contains business-critical information. The remaining 85 percent is either dark, meaning its value is unknown, redundant, obsolete or trivial. The reason, according to... Read More »

Is Data Collection a Waste of Time and Resources?

While IT and many organizations are in the midst of an unprecedented explosion in data-gathering, a new study finds that only 15 percent of all stored data contains business-critical information. The remaining 85 percent is either dark, meaning its value is unknown, redundant, obsolete or trivial. The reason, according to... Read More »

Panning for Data: Turning Information Into Gold

The majority of CIOs and IT decision-makers say they can't keep up with storage demands for all of the data required for business, according to Read More »

The Best Way to Use Data to Cut Costs? Delete It

A recent mindset challenges the assumption that data storage costs will continue to decline and argues that collecting and indiscriminately storing data can be detrimental to business. The solution: deleting some data. In his thought piece, "Why Data Deletion Makes Sense (and Dollars),"... Read More »

8 Reasons to Update Your Approach to Data Security

It's time to shift your thinking about data security, according to security and data experts at DataGravity, a data-aware storage platform. "Many people consider data security to be synonymous with perimeter security," said Perry Dickau, director of product management at DataGravity. "However, with the rise in data breaches in today's IT... Read More »

The Benefits of Software-Defined Technology

Organizations can gain flexibility through these latest storage, networking and data center initiatives that utilize software-defined technology.

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More Companies Choose Hybrid Cloud Solutions

Hybrid clouds are blowing into enterprise at a fast pace, according to a new survey of cloud and storage professionals. The respondents are building hybrid cloud solutions to leverage the advantages of the cloud without having to discard their current computing and storage infrastructures. Avere Systems, which provides enterprise storage for the hybrid cloud, conducted the survey of 205... Read More »

Building an IT Framework to Improve Performance

Mavis Discount Tire, a fast-growing chain of tire stores in the northeast U.S., turns to clustering software to build a high-availability IT infrastructure.

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11 Classic Cloud Storage Mistakes

More than ever, CIOs and other IT decision-makers are opting for a cloud model to accommodate their storage needs. The overwhelming volume of big data plays a major factor in this, of course. And research reveals that the move can benefit a number of IT functions and needed outcomes, including disaster recovery (as cited by 63 percent of managers), the centralization of data management (51... Read More »

Best Practices for Leveraging Cloud Storage Models

To derive the most benefit from cloud storage, organizations must have an in-depth understanding of their IT environments and current state costs to make the best vendor and solution selections.

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11 Challenges for Today's CIO

The 21st Century will be remembered as a highly transitional time for CIOs—for better and worse. On the positive side, there are more opportunities than ever to ascend to a senior leadership role. But there's also much at stake as CIOs have to advance the capabilities of tech within an environment of relentless, disruptive change—all while... Read More »

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