Stories by Brian Fonseca

Western Digital unveils speedy 2.5-in. hard drive

Western Digital has launched the first model of its new 2.5-in. VelociRaptor VR 150 hard-drive product line, which company executives said offers about twice the capacity of the 2.5-in. Raptor hard drive it will replace. embeds Google Apps in hosted CRM software Monday said it has integrated Google's hosted email, instant messaging, calendaring and spreadsheet applications with its CRM service. Analysts said that the move should help Google Apps gain some respect among skeptical IT managers unconvinced of the business suite's enterprise legitimacy.

IT execs: Pressure to build green datacentres will increase

Rising energy costs and the need to consolidate IT infrastructure will force business managers to re-evaluate data retention policies and learn how much power every device in their datacentre consumes, said IT executives today on a panel at Computerworld's Storage Networking World conference.

IT managers waiting for solid-state drive advances

Despite what its backers say are considerable performance advantages over traditional hard-disk drives, solid-state drive technology is still too costly and unreliable for use in large corporate data centers, according to users at Computerworld's Storage Networking World Conference in the US this week.

Western Digital rolls out 2TB external drive for Apple Macs

Western Digital this week launched external hard drive that allows users of Apple Macintosh computers to easily store and backup data directly from their systems. The dual-drive My Book Studio Edition II storage device is currently shipping and offers up to 2TB storage capacity.

EMC unveils security services, bundle

EMC launched a set of services Thursday it says will enable companies to improve on-site security by combining user authentication, backup and content management capabilities with IP video surveillance.

Dell denies report of solid-state drive failures

Dell has waded into the blogosphere to shoot down a brokerage firm's report claiming that dissatisfied customers are returning 20% to 30% of Dell notebook computers due to problems with solid state disk drives.

CIOs warn that hosted software is not a panacea

Shifting to a hosted software model can cut corporate IT costs and ease administration and upgrades, but managers must prepare corporate users for its significant effect on work processes and job roles, said CIOs sitting on a panel at the SaaSCon conference in the US this week.

Iomega spurns EMC's hostile acquisition bid

The board of directors at Iomega this week rejected EMC's bid to acquire the company, preferring instead to go ahead with its deal to buy Excelstor Great Wall Technology, a Cayman Islands company, and Shenzhen Excelstor Technology Ltd., a Chinese company, in a stock deal. The latter deal is expected to close in mid-2008.