Right to Be Forgotten: Forget About It Can Windows 9 Revive the PC? Industry Outlook: Efficiency in U.S. Federal Data Centers California Gives Bitcoin a Legal Boost

Right to Be Forgotten: Forget About It

A recent European court decision involving Google has raised awareness and debate regarding the so-called right to be forgotten. Rooted in matters related to privacy, ...

Can Windows 9 Revive the PC?

The decline of the PC is often blamed in part on Microsoft’s Windows 8 OS, which failed to bridge the fixed and mobile markets to ...

Industry Outlook: Efficiency in U.S. Federal Data ...

Industry Outlook is a regular Data Center Journal Q&A series that presents expert views on market trends, technologies and other issues relevant to data centers ...

California Gives Bitcoin a Legal Boost

Although the Mt. Gox debacle tripped up Bitcoin for a time, the alternative currency won a victory in the state of California, which has amended ...

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Open Access: New Best Practices in Energy-Efficient Data Centers

July 9th, 2014

Big data: it’s getting even bigger. And with it comes the need for more big data storage. In 2012, EMC estimated the size of the digital universe (all the data created and used) that year to be 2,387 exabytes (EB), and it predicted that by 2020, that number would increase to 40,000 EB—about 5,200 gigabytes per person. That data explosion is apparent in everyday things, like smartphones, and in less obvious but still critical processes, such as the[...]

Right to Be Forgotten: Forget About It

July 8th, 2014

A recent European court decision involving Google has raised awareness and debate regarding the so-called right to be forgotten. Rooted in matters related to privacy, the right to be forgotten creates more problems than it solves and may actually become detrimental to better-established rights like free speech. Forget It With the advent of social media in particular, Internet users are increasingly aware of the problems that can arise from foolishly posted content (e.g., racy or otherwise compromising[...]

Can You Manage Me, Now? Cellular Out-of-Band and the Future of Remote Infrastructure Management

July 7th, 2014

Out-of-band management (OOBM) is becoming an increasingly vital part of the business-continuity tool kit, as data center locations become more remote and as enterprises look to avoid costly network outages any way they can. Thus, remote management and monitoring hinge on early fault alerts, quick diagnosis and fast-moving maintenance. Although OOBM eases a variety of remote-management processes, it has become an essential part of preventing network blackouts and providing efficient troubleshooting. In particular, the advent[...]

Can Windows 9 Revive the PC?

July 3rd, 2014

The decline of the PC is often blamed in part on Microsoft’s Windows 8 OS, which failed to bridge the fixed and mobile markets to users’ satisfaction. And recent market-share numbers indicate that Windows 8 uptake is stalling, outpaced even by Windows XP, which the company no longer supports. But can a new version of the popular OS revive the PC and raise Microsoft’s fortunes as well? Disaster: XP Grows, Windows 8 Declines According to Net Applications data,[...]

Industry Outlook: Efficiency in U.S. Federal Data Centers

July 2nd, 2014

Industry Outlook is a regular Data Center Journal Q&A series that presents expert views on market trends, technologies and other issues relevant to data centers and IT. This week, Industry Outlook asks Jay Owen about efforts to improve efficiency in the U.S. federal government’s data centers. Jay is currently Vice President, Government Segment, for Schneider Electric’s IT Business (formerly APC). Since joining APC in 1994, he has held positions in sales, sales management, product engineering and product mana[...]


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What’s Next After Silicon?

July 3rd, 2014

The remarkable advancement of the semiconductor industry over recent decades, described by the much-celebrated Moore’s Law, may finally be slowing as silicon manufacturers struggle to bring their next-generation process technologies to production. In an effort to keep innovation going, researchers are investigating all manner of materials as potential successors to s..more...


Press Releases

D-Link Now Offering Free 30-Day Evaluation on Business-Class Products

July 7th, 2014

D-Link, the networking solutions provider for small- and medium-sized businesses, today announced an expanded evaluation program designed to give customers access to D-Link managed switches, WLAN and storage solutions prior..more...

Zinwave Wideband Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) Enhances Network Coverage in Sports Stadiums and Arenas

July 7th, 2014

With Smartphone ownership on the increase and wireless broadband services more prevalent, sports enthusiasts expect unlimited access to 4G services after purchasing tickets to watch their favorite teams play live..more...

European Carrier-Neutral Colocation Growth Hits a High

July 1st, 2014

New Q1 data from Synergy Research Group shows that year-on-year growth of carrier neutral retail colocation revenues in Europe reached almost 14%, the highest growth rate the region has seen..more...


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