Pop Quiz: Hot technologies -- 2006 Staff

When we say hot, we're not talking flashy or trendy, we're talking about products that IT organizations are most likely to need and will seriously consider in the coming year. Check out how our 2005 hot technology picks made out -- were we on target or not?

1. This is the process of indexing and storing e-mail messages and their attachments in a way that makes it easy to search and retrieve a particular message or group of messages addressing a given topic.

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2. This technology helps organizations to move data between geographically separate locations. Asigra, Riverbed and Softek are a few of the vendors offering products to accomplish this.
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3. These two drive technologies are buddies, and according to one storage expert, they will change key storage dynamics, particularly in backup and recovery.
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4. Here are two different backup mediums, each with their own selling points. One works with the existing tape backup software, but uses low-cost disk rather than tape for storage and the other is noted for its speed and reliability.
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5. This type of array has been around for awhile but what is making them a hot item is that the cost keeps getting lower, and the products just keep getting better.
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For more on our 2006 hot technology picks, check out the December issue of Storage magazine.

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