Lucas123 writes: "According to a Computerworld survey of IT managers, data storage projects are the No. 2 project priority for corporations in 2008, up from No. 4 in 2007. IT teams are looking into clustered architectures and centralized storage-area networks as one way to control capacity growth, shifting away from big-iron storage and custom applications. The reason for the data avalanche? Archive data. In the private sector alone electronic archives will take up 27,000 petabytes (27 billion gigabytes) by 2010. E-mail growth accounts for much of that figure."
I searched slashdot and google news for information about the 'removal' of encoders in debian and ubuntu's synaptic package manager, but found nothing recent, in fact the newest i could find was when bladeenc was discontinued. bladeenc was sued long before the author discontinued it, and the only