Posts Tagged ‘future’

DNA Data Storage and Computing: The Future of Data?

Friday, August 26th, 2016

DNA Data Storage Server

Imagine a world where instead of using a hard drive, you store your data in your own genes: up to 1,000,000,000 TB in a speck on your hand.

Science fiction? Not quite. Big name companies like Microsoft believe DNA data storage is the future, and are investing heavily into it.


An IoT Future: Backup the Office Refrigerator…?

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

An IoT future

Do you despise the term “Internet of Things” (IoT) as a buzzword? We don’t blame you. Along with its best buzzword-buddy “big data”, it’s a term that’s becoming infuriatingly ubiquitous in the tech world. However, with the OECD publishing the results of a 2015 study suggesting that the US now has at least 24.9 internet connected devices per every 100 inhabitants, it’s undeniable that no matter how you phrase it the devices we use day to day are becoming increasingly connected. And of course, that will generate a lot of data – whether you call this data ‘big’ or not is up to you.

With IoT becoming a more permanent part of our day-to-day lives, let’s take a look at IoT and how it may impact your  backup strategy in future.  Will you need to back up the office refrigerator any time soon? Let’s see.