The Buzz: October 7, 2002

So, you want to know about storage? Maybe it's time you went back to school.

Fuji Sponsors Online School

So, you want to know about storage? Maybe its time you went back to school.

Fuji Photo Film USA last week opened the online doors to Data Storage University, an interactive site that the company said has the answers to your storage questions.

Aimed at everyone from the consumer and reseller to the enterprise IT administrator, the site gives information on issues such as DVD versus CD and NAS versus SAN. It describes how computers talk to a network and how MP3s work.

And it does all this via such interactive devices as online labs, quizzes and a glossary. The curriculum is divided into tracks for data storage architects and resellers that advise customers. There are certification programs; textbooks; and a chat room and bulletin board, where users can discuss storage issues.

The site can be found at

Renewed Life For Printers

Xerox customers have another way to get rid of used printers that doesnt involve throwing them out.

The company has teamed with the National Cristina Foundation, a nationwide nonprofit charity, so that used Xerox color and black-and-white printers can be donated to such groups as the disabled and students at risk and to job training programs. The Xerox program will run in the United States and Canada. Xerox will educate customers about the initiative and provide the foundations Web site link in its office printer Web site at

Lonchar Quits as Veritas CFO

Kenneth Lonchar, chief financial officer at Veritas, resigned last week after the company learned he falsely claimed to have received an MBA from Stanford University.

Gary Bloom, Veritas chairman, president and CEO, in a statement called Lonchars claim "unfortunate" but said he was confident it would have no bearing on the accuracy of the companys financial reports.