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The Future of Data Storage

One of the most important trends in today's data storage market will seem remarkably familiar to any longtime industry-watcher: ATA drive technology is catching on like wildfire in a forest of dry timber ...


Marching to a Different DRM – Part 2

In the world of digital rights management, or DRM, the consumer marketplace has gotten much of the attention, with music and film industry giants pitted against users in a fierce fight against online piracy. One of the industry titans' tactics has been to implement DRM technology, which defines and often restricts users' level of access to digital content. In part 1 of this two-part article, the E-Commerce Times explored the uptake and ramifications of DRM in the consumer market...


Marching to a Different DRM

The Internet, one of the greatest innovations of the 20th century, has sparked massive change in industries around the globe. Perhaps no industry was as blindsided by the power of the Internet as the music business. With the rise of Napster, users and senders suddenly could transmit songs and albums across the world at no cost -- and at no profit to content owners, such as music labels and recording artists. This shift from a tightly controlled distribution system to a virtual free-for-all was rapid, irrevocable and reportedly devastating to industry revenue, if you believe the arguments of record label executives...


Honing the Blade Server Edge

Blades are usually thought of in terms of slicing-and-dicing, as in knives, or movement, as in fans or propellers. Now, however, the term has taken on new meaning in the computing sphere. Whereas traditional servers are stand-alone devices, blade servers use a modular architecture that places the server on a single board, or blade, that includes processors (typically, one to four CPUs) and memory. The blades then are stacked together in a rack...

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