As data storage
has evolved, other types of storage have followed magnetic tape storage and have led to the development of everything from real-time storage servers to the floppy disk and zip drives of the average PC.
government--often a "canary in the mine" for new technology--has several data storage
systems under development that will provide about 80 petabytes (80,000 terabytes) each.
At the same time, the small data storage
capacity of CDs makes them somewhat less useful compared with the much larger capacity of DVDs.
Offering integrated security features with extensive data storage
capabilities, these products will be designed for mobile-commerce applications such as the secure digital music initiative.
Today the data storage
and management needs of all companies continue to escalate--with no end in sight--and a new business model is emerging.
Faced with serious quality problems in its hardware, the company aggressively sought to make up for its credibility problems by inventing and marketing the message that data storage
is a strategic issue, demanding a strategic response.