October 30th, 2014
Social media is one of the hottest segments of the Internet , but doubts about profitability and sustainability continue to swirl (think Pets.com), especially in light of Twitter’s recent third-quarter results. The company reported a net loss of $175 million, nearly tripling its loss from the same period a year earlier, on a GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) basis. Revenue over the same time period was only slightly more than double, going from about $169 m[...]
October 29th, 2014
In the time since I co-wrote Big Data for Dummies (Wiley, 2013), there has been an explosion in the interest around big data (and big analytics and big workflow). Although that interest, and concomitant marketing, has been exploding, big data implementations have proceeded at a relatively normal pace. Now that we are closing out 2014, I thought it appropriate to reflect on the state of big data and offer some predictions for its evolution. Two facts substantiated [...]
October 27th, 2014
This article is part one of a five-part series by Stephen Madaffari, Principal of Data Centers Delivered, on the process by which businesses considering modular data center options should properly evaluate, review and implement solutions. (See also part one and part two of this series.) A new modular data center represents a substantial investment with long-term repercussions for any company, making selection of the right builder to construct and outfit the new facility absolutely essential. Not[...]
October 23rd, 2014
You know an industry is in dire trouble when technologies line up for the position of savior (just Google “technology will save health care”). Electronic medical records (EMRs, or electronic health records—EHRs) remain a favorite of many aspiring health-care reformers, but they have largely fizzled thanks to interoperability problems, a lack of standards, government subsidies that have rushed adoption and overly optimistic expectations. A breakout session at the recent Internet of Things World Forum considered wheth[...]
October 22nd, 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 Mark A. Ascolese about flywheel UPS products and their potential value to data centers. Mark was named president and CEO of Active Power in September 2013. He is an electrical-infrastructure and energy-management expert with more than 40 years of experience serving a variety of[...]
Evaluating Your Company’s Data Center Needs
October 31st, 2014
IT is an increasingly vital part of almost every industry, whether it’s for just providing contact and other essential information through a simple website or delivering advanced application services to customers. With so many options for meeting a company’s infrastructure needs, the various data center choices can be daunting. Here’s a loo..more...
According to an investigation of immigrant workers in Silicon Valley conducted by the Center for ...
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October 30th, 2014
New Q3 data from Synergy Research Group shows that Microsoft clearly has the highest growth rate among the leading cloud infrastructure service operators, while Amazon (AWS) remains the dominant cloud..more...
Emerson Network Power Announces Research Facility to Advance Thermal Management Technology for Data Centers
October 28th, 2014
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR) and a global leader in maximizing availability, capacity and efficiency of critical infrastructure, today provided details on an innovative data center research..more...
vXchnge Partners With TechLAB Innovation Center to Accelerate and Empower Next-Generation Cloud Services Companies
October 28th, 2014
vXchnge, a carrier-neutral colocation services provider dedicated to improving the business performance of its customers, today announced its partnership with TechLAB Innovation Center, a Silicon Valley-based, full circle ecosystem committed to helping c..more...