Software is eating the world, and solid-state storage will not be spared.

In movies and television, streaming services like Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) are rendering DVDs obsolete. In music, Spotify and other Web applications are replacing MP3s, which themselves supplanted CDs not so long ago.

In healthcare, where the unauthorized transmission of patients’ protected health information (PHI) can result in steep fines or even jail time, some are welcoming the shift from physical to cloud-based storage. Read the full Xconomy story here.