Data Center Malinvestment? Where Is Intel Headed? Is Twitter the Canary in the Social-Media Coal Mine? Diversity, Technology and Dishonesty (Part 2)

Data Center Malinvestment?

One of the dangers of artificially low interest rates is malinvestment: money put into certain projects is misplaced because demand in that area is unsustainable ...

Where Is Intel Headed?

Until just a few years ago, if you mentioned Intel, most people would have thought of a chip company focusing primarily on PCs and servers—and ...

Is Twitter the Canary in the Social-Media ...

Judging solely from Facebook, the social-media market seems to be fairly strong. But that view is belied by many of the other companies in this ...

Diversity, Technology and Dishonesty (Part 2)

This article is the second in a series that takes a critical look at the incessant calls for greater diversity in technology companies and how ...

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Can Data Centers Attain the Energy Star Label?

August 31st, 2015

The data center industry is often criticized for being one of the biggest culprits of total energy consumption, but who is really to blame? Is it our society that has an uncontrollable urge to incorporate more and more tech in their life, or is it the companies that supply what people want? Well, there isn’t a clear answer, but what we do know is that data centers are here to stay, as they store vital i[...]

Data Center Malinvestment?

August 27th, 2015

One of the dangers of artificially low interest rates is malinvestment: money put into certain projects is misplaced because demand in that area is unsustainable or overestimated. Do data centers fall into that category? The Trouble With Malinvestment Malinvestment goes hand in hand with booms and busts. For instance, suppressed mortgage rates can lead consumers to buy more housing than they can afford, resulting in a surge in construction. That’s the boom. But when those mortgage rates r[...]

Content Filtering Turns to the Cloud for Improved Security and Performance

August 26th, 2015

As the Internet has become essential in the business world today, we have seen the rise of content filtering—the use of a program or methodology to screen and exclude employees from accessing web pages or e-mail that are deemed objectionable. Content filtering has emerged as an important requirement for effective data security as businesses seek to protect against hacking, phishing, viruses, worms and more. How do security threats most commonly gain entry into an organization? A n[...]

Understanding Cold Storage: Best Practices for Google Nearline and Amazon Glacier

August 25th, 2015

With so many organizations looking at a Google Nearline or Amazon Glacier cold-storage architecture, it’s clear that businesses are looking at new ways to make their data center much more agile. They’re looking for ways to better control the flow of information between their data centers and their cloud providers. But how to choose between these two very interesting services? Cold storage is an operational-mode data-storage system for inactive data. This kind of deployment will have exp[...]

Driving Agile IT and DevOps in a Managed Cloud Infrastructure

August 24th, 2015

Barriers have always existed between IT and individual business units, with IT often taking on the role of a virtual priesthood that operates on its own schedule and by its own rules. Under that model, the division that existed between IT and business often results in IT products that are not correlated with the business, because development occurs in isolation. The agile DevOps methodology goes a long way toward closing the gap between IT and[...]


The Joy of Hybrid IT: Embracing Hybrid IT Will Lead to Business Opportunities and IT Stardom

August 24th, 2015

  Gartner predicts that 50 percent of enterprises will deploy some form of hybrid IT by 2017, an important acknowledgement of the potential benefit of this application strategy. But Gartner also reports that “actual hybrid cloud computing deployments are rare,” which means that most companies are missing out on this huge opp..more...

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U.S. Government “Most Feared” for Online Spying and Data Surveillance

August 31st, 2015

When it comes to online spying and surveillance, people are more afraid of the U.S. than they are of governments in Russia, Iran, China or North Korea. That’s according to n..more...

Windstream Carrier Solutions Leverages Zayo’s Data Center Connectivity for 100G Expansion in New York Market

August 25th, 2015

zColo, Zayo Group’s (NYSE: ZAYO) data center and colocation business, announced that Windstream, a provider of voice and data network communications, cloud computing, and managed services, has selected Zayo to deploy it..more...

Emerson Network Power Drives Control Room Innovation With New High-Performance KVM Line

August 18th, 2015

Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR) and the world’s leading provider of critical infrastructure for information and communications technology systems, today released a new platform of high-performance, IP-based KV..more...

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