The rebounding storage market

June 4, 2010
What Should Microsoft Do in Mobile?
Network World
Craig Mathias shares his opinion on Microsoft’s efforts in the mobility space.

“Microsoft’s efforts in mobility have, similarly, been disappointing and of decreasing interest to me. I’ve used Windows Mobile (now Windows Phone, and formerly Windows CE) since the first release on the Casio Cassiopeia A-10, around 1997. And I’ve always found it slow, buggy, hard to use – you get the picture. My current platform phone, a Samsung Omnia (I), was purchased to run Skyfire and WMWiFiRouter. I no longer use these as much, and this phone will be replaced in three months when my current contract with Verizon expires. And it will not be replaced by another Windows Mobile (or whatever) handset – again, I’m done with Microsoft.”

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NetApp grows fastest in rebounding storage market
Channel Register
Chris Mellor recaps the external disk storage market and who the major vendor players are now, according to research firm, IDC.

“The external disk storage market is back in rude health, according to IDC, with 17 per cent revenue growth in the first quarter. EMC, IBM, NetApp and Dell all recorded double-digit revenue growth, and NetApp leads the pack with a 47.4 per cent jump.”

Intel delays USB 3.0 chipset until 2012
The Register
Chris Mellor writes that Intel may delay its USB 3.0 motherboard chipset until 2012.

“The USB 3.0 spec was introduced in November 2008 and it looks like it’s going to be another two years before the mightiest computing chip-maker on the planet gets the trivial-to-design-and-build chipsets needed out of its fabs. Anyone think Intel had a hidden agenda here? Is the company trying to make the market more receptive to Light Peak, its new optical connect? If it’s not then why not outsource the USB 3.0 job to another company?”

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