Storage: Year in Review 2010

We couldn't talk about storage in 2010 without waving a last farewell to the floppy disk.

The end of April saw the end of the old friend as Sony confirmed it would stop the production of the 3.5in floppy disk as of March 2011 after almost 30 years of use by companies worldwide.

We may prefer our USB sticks or cloud storage but the floppy was a major milestone and we salute its significance.

Jennifer Scott

Jennifer Scott is a former freelance journalist and currently political reporter for Sky News. She has a varied writing history, having started her career at Dennis Publishing, working in various roles across its business technology titles, including ITPro. Jennifer has specialised in a number of areas over the years and has produced a wealth of content for ITPro, focusing largely on data storage, networking, cloud computing, and telecommunications.

Most recently Jennifer has turned her skills to the political sphere and broadcast journalism, where she has worked for the BBC as a political reporter, before moving to Sky News.