Computer Storage

Lenovo's IBM deal will help EMC expand its market, storage systems giant says

EMC expects Lenovo's stronger presence in the server market to help in the cross-selling of storage systems. Photo: Reuters

EMC, the world's largest maker of storage systems, says its international expansion plan will receive a shot in the arm when Lenovo completes its acquisition of International Business Machines' low-end server business.

Wednesday, 5 March, 2014, 4:59am

Boom in bytes requires storage pros

Modern workplaces need more space - and lots of it. Not for new desks or meeting rooms or coffee machines, but for data storage. The vast amounts of e-mails, documents, graphics, multimedia files and applications that run a business - and the multiple backups required - create a need for ever more increasing amounts of disc space.

13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Delay in reporting theft of patients' data

Medical records and personal information of some 3,000 eye patients are suspected to have been stolen, the Caritas Medical Centre reported yesterday - more than a week after the incident was made known to management.

The data was stored in an unused hard disk of an old computer in a workshop of the centre's ophthalmology department.

19 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

'Private clouds' crack storage market

Cloud computing has been a mega trend looming on the technology horizon for several years now, and one area it looked set to revolutionise was storage.

26 May 2009 - 12:00am

Firms exploit IT capabilities amid recession

A 'do-more-with-less' theme has emerged for information technology (IT) departments in companies across the board, as the impact of the global economic downturn forces them to slash costs, radically slow capital expenditure and hunt for greater returns on their technology investments.

26 May 2009 - 12:00am

Rewriting the rules of disaster recovery

Servers, powerful machines that host a computer network's files and applications, are often not used to their full capacity. This is partly due to operators making one server responsible for one application or task on the network, when in fact the server has enough processing power to take on a significantly greater number of tasks.

26 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Systems play vital role in businesses

In today's modern business environment, where information is a fundamental business asset, enterprise storage has become a vital function for IT departments worldwide.

These systems are used for various functions ranging from pure data storage to archiving, business continuity and disaster recovery. And demand for them is increasing.

27 May 2008 - 12:00am


I have changed jobs and my new company uses Lotus Notes, which is a problem because I am used to Microsoft Office Outlook. Is there an online resource that can help me get up to speed quickly with Lotus Notes?

Ethan Perk, Beijing

18 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Use what you virtually have

The idea of virtualisation of data storage, according to Stephen Ko, storage solutions consultant, at Hitachi Data Systems for Hong Kong and Macau, is to enable better use of what customers already have rather than have them buy and install more disks.

30 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

EDS addresses green storage factor

The latest buzzword in the enterprise level of data storage is green storage. Computer servers that handle storage operations are notorious for massive power consumption and in these days of environmental friendliness and good old-fashioned energy efficiency culminating in cost saving, a more efficient way of effecting storage is a must-have.

30 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Firms switching on systems that can save power

Energy and environmental issues are now permeating budget discussions at management board meetings, including those in command of data-storage for major enterprises.

These issues affect data-centre design, corporate and government policies relating to data storage, and corporate consciousness.

30 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Advances bring greater choice to marketplace

High-density servers and cost-effective tiered storage solutions are the foundation of an efficient IT environment involving data storage and the products and solutions purpose-built for the storage marketplace.

22 May 2007 - 12:00am

Companies must learn to make the best use of what they have

The growth of mission-critical applications and business data, combined with increasing compliance regulations, means that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) must increase their storage capacity and better use their server infrastructure. Combining storage with server virtualisation saves money, simplifies administration and increases uptime.

22 May 2007 - 12:00am


Many years ago, when I started using personal computers, I had no idea what I was doing. I did get advice from a boffin and he helped me a great deal. He used to talk about the need to backup data.

20 May 2007 - 12:00am

Little box, big storage

This diminutive portable hard disk drive packs a massive amount of storage capacity.

Available in 60GB to 160GB models, Maxtor's OneTouch III Mini measures only 13.3cm x 9cm, and is a mere 2cm thick.

With the 160GB model, you can store more than 123,000 photos, some 11 hours of high quality video and more than three months' worth of music downloads.

24 Dec 2006 - 12:00am