Stories by Brian Fonseca

Bank loses tapes with data on 4.5M clients

Bank of New York Mellon officials last week confirmed that a box of unencrypted data storage tapes holding personal information of more than 4.5 million individuals was lost more than three months ago by a third-party vendor during transport to an of...

Hitachi debuts hard drive for digital video apps

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies this week unveiled the 500GB 3.5-in. CinemaStar hard drive, which it said mutes noise and cuts power consumption in set-top boxes and digital video recorder (DRV) storage devices.

Researchers recover data on disk that survived Columbia crash

Researchers who extracted data from a hard drive onboard the ill-fated Space Shuttle Columbia mission say the device was so thoroughly damaged by its fiery crash to Earth that it resembled simply a cracked "hunk of metal" when it appeared at their do...

Stec unveils first 1-inch solid state drive

Stec this week unveiled its first 1-inch solid-state drive, which is designed to enhance the performance and add capacity to ultra-mobile PCs, blade servers and small portable devices. The 32GB Mach4 NAND memory drive costs US$45 and will be in produ...

Western Digital unveils speedy 2.5-in. hard drive

Western Digital has launched the first model of its new 2.5-in. VelociRaptor VR 150 hard-drive product line, which company executives said offers about twice the capacity of the 2.5-in. Raptor hard drive it will replace.

Salesforce.com embeds Google Apps in hosted CRM software

Salesforce.com Monday said it has integrated Google's hosted email, instant messaging, calendaring and spreadsheet applications with its CRM service. Analysts said that the move should help Google Apps gain some respect among skeptical IT managers un...

Western Digital rolls out 2TB external drive for Apple Macs

Western Digital this week launched external hard drive that allows users of Apple Macintosh computers to easily store and backup data directly from their systems. The dual-drive My Book Studio Edition II storage device is currently shipping and offer...

Dell denies report of solid-state drive failures

Dell has waded into the blogosphere to shoot down a brokerage firm's report claiming that dissatisfied customers are returning 20% to 30% of Dell notebook computers due to problems with solid state disk drives.

CIOs warn that hosted software is not a panacea

Shifting to a hosted software model can cut corporate IT costs and ease administration and upgrades, but managers must prepare corporate users for its significant effect on work processes and job roles, said CIOs sitting on a panel at the SaaSCon con...

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Azadeh Williams

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

A smarter way to print for busy small business owners, combining speedy printing with scanning and copying, making it easier to produce high quality documents and images at a touch of a button.

Andrew Grant

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

I've had a multifunction printer in the office going on 10 years now. It was a neat bit of kit back in the day -- print, copy, scan, fax -- when printing over WiFi felt a bit like magic. It’s seen better days though and an upgrade’s well overdue. This HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 looks like it ticks all the same boxes: print, copy, scan, and fax. (Really? Does anyone fax anything any more? I guess it's good to know the facility’s there, just in case.) Printing over WiFi is more-or- less standard these days.

Ed Dawson

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

As a freelance writer who is always on the go, I like my technology to be both efficient and effective so I can do my job well. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Inkjet Printer ticks all the boxes in terms of form factor, performance and user interface.

Michael Hargreaves

Windows 10 for Business / Dell XPS 13

I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.

Aysha Strobbe

Windows 10 / HP Spectre x360

Ultimately, I think the Windows 10 environment is excellent for me as it caters for so many different uses. The inclusion of the Xbox app is also great for when you need some downtime too!

Mark Escubio

Windows 10 / Lenovo Yoga 910

For me, the Xbox Play Anywhere is a great new feature as it allows you to play your current Xbox games with higher resolutions and better graphics without forking out extra cash for another copy. Although available titles are still scarce, but I’m sure it will grow in time.

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