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Wanted: 40 trillion gigabytes of open storage, stat!


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By Jon L. Jacobi – Industry research firm IDC predicts a 50-fold increase in the total amount of digitally stored data between 2010 and 2020.

Between now and 2020, the heavy lifting will be done by that venerable mainstay of storage–the mechanical hard drive. And, yes, USB flash drives, SSDs (solid-state drives), optical drives, and even tape backup systems will also remain in play.

None of these technologies is poised for a revolution, but we should see some interesting evolution in various hardware areas. So let’s take a peek at the incremental technology improvements that will help.. more> http://tinyurl.com/aovr6sd

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IDC Report: 1.7 Million Cloud Computing Jobs Remain Unfilled, Gap Widening


English: Cloud Computing visual diagram

English: Cloud Computing visual diagram
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By Saroj Kar – Research firm IDC titled in a new report “Climate Change: Cloud’s Impact on IT Organizations and Staffing” sponsored by Microsoft reported that the demand for cloud-savvy IT professionals will grow by 26% annually until 2015 and will create more than seven million cloud-related vacancies worldwide.

This gap in skills is even more alarming as almost two-thirds of global firms are planning to implement or use cloud technology and more than 50% of companies agree that the cloud is a priority. more> http://tinyurl.com/a6u9y9z