Why We Need Strong, Unfettered Encryption Technology and Gender in Context Who’s Responsible for Data Center Energy Efficiency? EMRs and Health IT Take Another Hit

Why We Need Strong, Unfettered Encryption

The value of data is often in its limited dissemination. In other words, protecting data is frequently the same as protecting value—as in a credit-card ...

Technology and Gender in Context

Technology companies don’t hire enough women (or minorities). Or at least that’s the operating assumption of many media reports, company boilerplate and political sloganeering. The ...

Who’s Responsible for Data Center Energy Efficiency?

Greater energy efficiency is a laudable goal, but it is not and cannot be the chief goal of business. There’s always room for greater efficiency, ...

EMRs and Health IT Take Another Hit

Throwing more technology at health care may be doing little to help the troubled industry, according to a new Accenture health-IT study of some 2,600 ...

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Why We Need Strong, Unfettered Encryption

April 28th, 2015

The value of data is often in its limited dissemination. In other words, protecting data is frequently the same as protecting value—as in a credit-card number, a trade secret or even medical information. Recent events ranging from the Edward Snowden revelations to increasingly frequent security breaches at major organizations (private and otherwise) has raised awareness of the need for strong encryption. Unfortunately, however, not everyone is on board: government agencies—law enforcement in particular—regularly express concerns over [...]

Optimizing Data Center Operations

April 27th, 2015

Organizations that process large amounts of data are continually seeking ways to squeeze more capacity out of their data centers. As network demands from customers, partners and employees continue to increase exponentially, the amount of data transmitted at the business level is soaring. Thus, today’s data center managers face considerable challenges in ramping capacity to handle business operations into the future—a tall order that requires significant planning and a sound understanding of all the options ava[...]

Technology and Gender in Context

April 23rd, 2015

Technology companies don’t hire enough women (or minorities). Or at least that’s the operating assumption of many media reports, company boilerplate and political sloganeering. The unanswered question, however, is how many individuals from a particular group is “enough”? Should employment always be split 50-50 between men and women? Or do other factors come into play, leading to a natural imbalance in certain industries? Furthermore, are gender imbalances always to be attributed to unwarranted biases, and are tho[...]

How Can Your Data Center Benefit From Fluoropolymers?

April 22nd, 2015

Operators invest a lot of time and money in their data centers. Living in the digital age where technology is essential for our daily lives, they are a necessity. The more money operators invest, the better the technology and the better the results, right? It only makes sense, then, to take proper care of these facilities and work to ensure that they remain in excellent condition. One of the best ways to do this is[...]

Learn From the Pros: Jeff Bezos and Data-Driven Management

April 20th, 2015

As Amazon’s founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos has received plenty of press coverage in recent years. Most of this coverage is, of course, thanks to his leading the company to amazing achievements. Amazon has grown from a platform dedicated to online book sales into a retailing giant that’s threatening to revolutionize retail shopping across the world. Bezos’s managerial style, however, has certainly garnered him some additional attention (in the form of praise as well as criti[...]


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ASHRAE TC9.9 Update

April 27th, 2015

ASHRAE TC9.9, Mission Critical Facilities, Data Centers, Technology Spaces and Electronic Equipment, recently celebrated its 10th anniversary as a full-fledged ASHRAE Committee, and as such it is a good time to reflect back to see where the committee has been, and to look forward to what they are currently up..more...


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Cumulus Networks Extends Power of Linux Across Entire Rack With New Cumulus Rack Management Platform Product

April 27th, 2015

Cumulus Networks, provider of the Cumulus Linux operating system for open networking, today announced the new Cumulus Rack Management Platform (RMP ) OS for out-of-band management switches. Developed in response..more...

Abacus Group Named a Top Cloud Provider by FTF News

April 22nd, 2015

Abacus Group, a leading provider of hosted IT solutions for hedge funds and private equity funds, today announced that it was named a top cloud provider by FTF News in..more...

Hybrid Cloud Adoption to Triple Over Next Three Years

April 16th, 2015

Independent research commissioned by Peer 1 Hosting has found that hybrid cloud adoption is set to triple over the next three years. This shift coincides with corresponding reductions in the..more...


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