Lucas Mearian

Senior Reporter

Lucas Mearian covers financial services IT (including blockchain), healthcare IT and enterprise mobile issues (including mobility management, security, hardware and apps).

FinOps services aim to tackle cloud financial management

Microsoft’s DNA storage tech may fit in an enterprise

Microsoft’s DNA storage tech may fit in an enterprise

Microsoft believes it can devise a viable DNA-based storage device to store the amount of information in an entire data center in a piece of hardware the size of a corporate copy machine.

Linux Foundation to develop tool for building blockchain business networks

Linux Foundation to develop tool for building blockchain business networks

The Linux Foundation said it has accepted Hyperledger Composer into its incubation working group and said the project should eventually help accelerate the development of smart contracts built on blockchain technology.

FAQ: What is blockchain and how can it help business?

FAQ: What is blockchain and how can it help business?

The distributed ledger technology better known as blockchain has the potential to eliminate huge amounts of record-keeping, which can get confusing when multiple parties are involved in a transaction. But for many companies it, and...

Blockchain: 'Overhyped' buzzword or real-deal enterprise solution?

Blockchain: 'Overhyped' buzzword or real-deal enterprise solution?

While blockchain technology may be a hotspot in data privacy, experts disagree about whether it’s a good fit for enterprises that have traditionally relied on centralized data control.

Intel's next-gen hyperfast Optane SSDs for PCs to ship in April

Intel's next-gen hyperfast Optane SSDs for PCs to ship in April

Intel's new Optane memory for PCs will let laptops and desktops boot up twice as fast and boost storage performance 14x for a range of activities.

CW@50: Data storage goes from $1M to 2 cents per gigabyte (+video)

CW@50: Data storage goes from $1M to 2 cents per gigabyte (+video)

Over the past 50 years, data storage development has blown past barrier after barrier to give us denser, higher-capacity hard drives (and flash storage) at ever-cheaper costs.

Inventor of new lithium-ion battery responds to skepticism

Inventor of new lithium-ion battery responds to skepticism

John Goodenough, 94, a professor at the University of Texas and co-inventor of the original lithium-ion battery, responded to skeptics who say his technology for a new, safer, lithium-ion battery appears on the surface to defy the...

Newer car tech opens doors to CIA attacks

Newer car tech opens doors to CIA attacks

The revelation that the CIA has looked into hacking vehicles, possibly for the purpose of assassinations, flies in the face of a presidential order requiring U.S. agencies to reveal flaws to manufacturers to protect Americans.

Here's why self-driving cars may never really be self-driving

Here's why self-driving cars may never really be self-driving

Even as self-driving car technology quickly evolves, technologists and lawmakers are still grappling with a big problem: In the event of an accident, who's to blame?

Researchers create memory chips that store and process data

Researchers create memory chips that store and process data

Computer scientists in Singapore and Germany have collaborated to create a resistive RAM chip that not only stores data but can act as a computer processor.

NRAM set to spark a 'holy war' among memory technologies

NRAM set to spark a 'holy war' among memory technologies

Nano-RAM, which is based on carbon nanotubes, is now being produced in seven fabrication plants in various parts of the world and is expected to challenge traditional memory and flash for dominance.

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