Keene State College in New Hampshire has implemented a new disk-based backup system with data deduplication that has reduced backup times for the college's main file server by 95 percent, from 20 hours to 45 minutes.
Even as Apple's iPad shipments surge worldwide, its dominance of the tablet market is less secure than it once was. In the first quarter of 2013, its market share dipped just below 40 percent, as Samsung, ASUS, and Microsoft moved upward.
McMaster University in Ontario is planning to establish a university-wide cloud computing environment and infrastructure for use in integrated health biosystems and bioinformatics research.
Four universities, in partnership with Internet2, have developed an advanced data and communications network facility in Singapore. The Internet2-operated facility was designed to provide advanced network and computing services, as well as applications, for research and education.
MaxxCat has upgraded the search appliances covered by its Google Mini Replacement Program to allow users to add custom thesauri and more easily promote results.
Dallas County Community College District has adopted new IT service management software to help improve its IT change management processes.
BitTorrent is going head to head against cloud file synchronization services like Dropbox and Google with the launch of Sync, a new, free tool designed to synchronize files across computers securely and without storage constraints. The twist: It's not cloud-based.
The market for Windows-based PCs has declined faster than anticipated. According to two independent reports, PCs fell off 11.2 percent to 13.9 percent in the first quarter of 2013 -- the steepest decline in the history of the PC.
Microsoft wants to stop giving Amazon headway in the cloud race. The Redmond company announced live production of Windows Azure Infrastructure Services, first previewed starting in June 2012.
Identity management, vulnerability assessment, and other forms of enterprise IT security technologies are slowly moving to the cloud. According to a report released this week, just about 10 percent of all enterprise security product features will be delivered via the cloud.