There is a big disconnect between how long people think they should be storing data and how long they actual can. One group of vendors and academics is trying to change that.
Two years ago, the Storage Networking Industry Association's Data Management Forum reported the results of a landmark study that looked at the state of long-term storage, i.e. preserving a digital object for more than 10 years. Some disturbing results jumped out.
The study suggested that we live in a digital version of the Dark Ages. I'm talking about it now because I think the messages … Read more