Wanted: Clear Thinking on Patents Microsoft Stumbling as It Cuts Jobs? Whatever Happened to FDCCI? IHS: Liquid Cooling Market to See Strong Growth

Wanted: Clear Thinking on Patents

The matter of intellectual property (IP)—particularly patents—arises regularly in the technology industry and often makes the headlines in the form of reports on patent trolls ...

Microsoft Stumbling as It Cuts Jobs?

Microsoft has announced nearly triple the job cuts initially expected: some 18,000 over the next year, with most (about 12,500) being from the recently acquired ...

Whatever Happened to FDCCI?

Like many government efforts to increase efficiency, the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI) began with fervor and firm targets but has faded as the ...

IHS: Liquid Cooling Market to See Strong ...

Research firm IHS, in its Data Center Cooling Report—2014, is predicting the market for liquid cooling infrastructure in data centers to grow by 40% this ...

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Unsafe Harbor?

July 30th, 2014

I’m no lawyer, or a huge fan of Windows, but a recent ruling by a U.S. magistrate may have some serious repercussions for those of us who are big fans of the free flow of information over the Internet. On April 25, Judge James Francis IV (S.D.N.Y.) held that emails stored on foreign servers were subject to U.S. criminal search warrants. This, ladies and gentleman, gives new meaning to the phrase “the long arm of the[...]

Development Without Borders

July 28th, 2014

In the past five years, how, when and where consumers digest and collaborate on digital content drastically changed through the advent of smart devices, online streaming services and entertainment consoles that are no longer relegated strictly to gaming. As a result, consumers are no longer bound by geographic and temporal limitations. They now expect to access the latest software, content and app updates anytime and anyplace, without needing to go to the store to purchase[...]

Wanted: Clear Thinking on Patents

July 24th, 2014

The matter of intellectual property (IP)—particularly patents—arises regularly in the technology industry and often makes the headlines in the form of reports on patent trolls or the perennial Apple-versus-Samsung slugfest. Most observers of the often ridiculous goings-on would likely agree that something is wrong, but the propaganda and muddled thinking surrounding patents makes resolving the conflict almost impossible. Hugo Barra, global VP at Xiaomi (a Chinese electronics vendor), defended his company from accusations that it copied App[...]

The Data Center Dating Game: Matching Application Needs With Infrastructure Capabilities

July 23rd, 2014

The way most organizations decide where to host their application workloads is going through a significant change. When a new application or workload demand is released into production, the process looks very different than what has been done in the past. Rather than specifying exactly what hardware to purchase and stand up in the data center, most applications now deploy into existing virtualized infrastructure, sharing resources with other workloads on infrastructure that was designed and[...]

Small Businesses Can Be a Big Deal for Resellers in the Cloud

July 21st, 2014

Small businesses are the engine of the U.S. economy, accounting for well over half of all sales and providing more than 50% of all jobs, according to the Small Business Administration. What constitutes a “small business” varies by the organization that defines them, but generally speaking, businesses with fewer than 10 employees and up to 1,000 are broadly classified as small to mid-size companies, otherwise known as SMBs. These companies include brick-and-mortar shops as well as [...]


The Latest on Big Data

July 16th, 2014

Big data analytics has been one of the hottest news topics of the past few years—both for the presumed benefits it can bring as well as the social and political problems it raises. According to Gartner’s “Hype Cycle” for emerging technologies, big data analytics (colloquially termed big data) just about reached..more...

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Microsoft and IBM Chase Amazon While Google Falls Off the Pace

July 28th, 2014

New Q2 data from Synergy Research Group shows that Microsoft and IBM are clearly leading the growth in cloud infrastructure services. While Amazon (AWS) remains in a league its own,..more...

Schneider Electric Provides Prefabricated Data Center for Baidu to Build M1 Containerized Data Center

July 28th, 2014

Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, recently announced that it had won the bid from Baidu to build an M1 containerized (prefabricated) data center with Schneider Electric’s prefabricated d..more...

INetU to Deliver Multi Cloud Management with the Addition of Amazon Web Services

July 23rd, 2014

INetU, the customer-centric cloud company, today announced that it will offer integrated managed services across cloud environments with additional support for Amazon Web Services (AWS). Through its consultative approach, INetU..more...

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