Chapter 26

Storage for Nontraditional IT Applications

Nontraditional applications means video content, audio, images, and similar—basically, not databases, e-mail, content management, or similar (these are traditional IT applications). We use computers (and therefore we use storage) for all manner of data that is not databases, numbers, or text—voice, voicemail, and videos, for example. Blurring the lines are flash, images, publications, and PowerPoint presentations.

Increasingly, e-mail systems are used for the inbox for more than just email. E-mail is being used for voicemail, and this is for good reason: storage for e-mail is a fraction of the cost of storage for voicemail. E-mail, specifically Microsoft Outlook, includes a unified messaging ...

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