Why Passwords Won’t Die Puzzling Layoffs by Cisco Is the Case for SSDs/Flash Memory Overblown? “Professionalize” Information Security?

Why Passwords Won’t Die

The crusade against passwords has been raging for years, and as the capabilities of various devices increase, alternatives become more feasible. But the case for ...

Puzzling Layoffs by Cisco

Following in the footsteps of Microsoft, which recently announced some 18,000 job cuts, Cisco is planning a reorganization that will kick as many as 6,000 ...

Is the Case for SSDs/Flash Memory Overblown?

Solid-state drives (SSDs), which typically use NAND flash memory, offer a number of compelling advantages over their close competitor, hard-disk drives (HDDs). These benefits have ...

“Professionalize” Information Security?

Whatever the industry, you can always count on some voices calling for more government regulation—usually in the name of protecting consumers, securing infrastructure, stopping terrorism ...

Recent Posts

Why Passwords Won’t Die

August 19th, 2014

The crusade against passwords has been raging for years, and as the capabilities of various devices increase, alternatives become more feasible. But the case for eliminating passwords is less clear than it may seem, and a headlong rush into an alternative could create more trouble than it resolves. All the Problems With Passwords Passwords as the primary authentication method (i.e., username plus password) suffer a number of problems, most of which have been covered ad nauseam in[...]

Is Your Network Provider Holding You Hostage in Its Data Center?

August 18th, 2014

The colocation landscape in North America continues to evolve, shaped by a number of industry trends. Colocation in Canada today is barely recognizable relative to where it stood 18 months ago, influenced most heavily by industry consolidation. In this short time frame, network providers have acquired six network-neutral data center providers, forever changing the colocation landscape. Bell Canada purchased Q9 and Hypertech, and Cogeco Cable acquired Peer 1 Hosting. Rogers Communications bought Pivot Data Centres, Granite[...]

Puzzling Layoffs by Cisco

August 14th, 2014

Following in the footsteps of Microsoft, which recently announced some 18,000 job cuts, Cisco is planning a reorganization that will kick as many as 6,000 employees off the company’s rolls in the next year—about 8% of its staff. Despite a sky-high stock market and easing of other economic indicators like unemployment (but not labor force participation rate), uncertainty about the so-called recovery remains; thus, job cuts and restructuring are not necessarily unexpected. But Cisco’s stock buyba[...]

Using Data to Transform Customer-Managed Relationships

August 13th, 2014

With the rise of the always-on, always-connected consumer, traditional one-way customer relationship management (CRM) strategies simply don’t cut it anymore. But the vast majority of organizations still rely on this outdated strategy that fails to foster an open dialogue with customers. A recent study of 100 senior-level marketers with $10 million to $1 billion in revenue, conducted in partnership with Yes Lifecycle Marketing and Gleanster, a leading analyst firm, underscores this reality. Among other findings, our s[...]

Is the Case for SSDs/Flash Memory Overblown?

August 12th, 2014

Solid-state drives (SSDs), which typically use NAND flash memory, offer a number of compelling advantages over their close competitor, hard-disk drives (HDDs). These benefits have led to some SSD proponents calling for all but wholesale conversion to flash memory in the data center. But seldom is one technology an unadulterated improvement over another; in particular, the matters of cost and reliability offer some counterbalance to the speed, size and other benefits of flash memory. Strong Benefits Certain[...]


Magazine

Top Considerations for Avoiding a Breach with Compliant Hosting

August 19th, 2014

A company’s sensitive data is the foundation of any business, so selecting the right hosting provider is critical for any organization looking to take advantage of the cloud. Internal and external threats, along with compliance issues for companies that are regulated by PCI and/or HIPAA, add another layer of complexity—how can..more...


Press Releases

Continuum’s First Annual User Conference Sells Out

August 18th, 2014

Continuum, the industry's only channel-exclusive provider of fully integrated managed IT services solutions, has confirmed its first annual user conference, Navigate 2014, has sold out. Hundreds of managed service providers..more...

TierPoint Breaks Ground on New Oklahoma City Data Center

August 18th, 2014

TierPoint announced plans to enhance its national data center footprint with the Summer 2015 opening of a new 69,000 square foot data center in Oklahoma City. The new data center,..more...

The 2014 Critical Facilities Summit

August 8th, 2014

The Critical Facilities Summit will take place September 29 – October 1 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C., and its exhibition hall has already sold out. The CFS, an e..more...


Data Center TV

About Us Privacy Policy