The Sticking Power of Tape Storage in the Age of Big Data


While there was a great deal of experimentation going on in the early days of the computer industry – and while there have been a great number of innovations since – it’s fair to say that the digital storage industry as we know it today would not have occurred without an innovation created by a team of IBM engineers 60 years ago. The innovation enabled the massive calculating machines of the day to save their results digitally on reels of magnetic tape instead of on punch cards, creating entirely new ways to view and gain insight from, digital information, writes Brian Truskowski of IBM. Read More

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