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December 15, 2012
by sjvn01
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Top Holiday Tech Buys… of 1983 (Gallery)

Back in 1983 in Compute magazine, my friend Kathy Yakal wrote, that 1983 “might be the Christmas of the computer.” It would be the first holiday season when “the home computer [was] well withing the budgets of many American consumers.” … Continue reading

November 12, 2012
by sjvn01
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Beyond RAID: IBM adds big data friendly, affordable servers to line up

n an IBM blog labeled “Keep Your Friends Close and Your Data Closer” by Matthew Drahzal, a leader in IBM’s Systems & Technology Group (STG), has announced a new storage server for bring super-computer data storage speed to a Commercial … Continue reading

June 10, 2012
by sjvn01
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Netflix goes to the edge of the Internet

Netflix eats bandwidth the way a pack of hungry fifteen years old eats pizza. Indeed, Netflix’s streaming-video entertainment is so popular it now takes up almost a third of peak downstream traffic in North America. So, how do they keep … Continue reading