Microsoft Stumbling as It Cuts Jobs? Whatever Happened to FDCCI? IHS: Liquid Cooling Market to See Strong Growth Right to Be Forgotten: Forget About It

Microsoft Stumbling as It Cuts Jobs?

Microsoft has announced nearly triple the job cuts initially expected: some 18,000 over the next year, with most (about 12,500) being from the recently acquired ...

Whatever Happened to FDCCI?

Like many government efforts to increase efficiency, the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI) began with fervor and firm targets but has faded as the ...

IHS: Liquid Cooling Market to See Strong ...

Research firm IHS, in its Data Center Cooling Report—2014, is predicting the market for liquid cooling infrastructure in data centers to grow by 40% this ...

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, ...

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Small Businesses Can Be a Big Deal for Resellers in the Cloud

July 21st, 2014

Small businesses are the engine of the U.S. economy, accounting for well over half of all sales and providing more than 50% of all jobs, according to the Small Business Administration. What constitutes a “small business” varies by the organization that defines them, but generally speaking, businesses with fewer than 10 employees and up to 1,000 are broadly classified as small to mid-size companies, otherwise known as SMBs. These companies include brick-and-mortar shops as well as [...]

Microsoft Stumbling as It Cuts Jobs?

July 17th, 2014

Microsoft has announced nearly triple the job cuts initially expected: some 18,000 over the next year, with most (about 12,500) being from the recently acquired Nokia Devices and Services side. This huge round of layoffs accounts for nearly 15% of the company’s overall global workforce. CEO Satya Nadella, in an email to company employees, described Microsoft as pursuing a “strategic direction as a productivity and platform company.” Nadella said, “First, we will simplify the way we work to[...]

Five Ways to Take Advantage of the New IBM i 7.2 Operating System

July 16th, 2014

Recently IBM announced the availability of its much anticipated IBM i 7.2 operating system, the industry’s leading integrated operating environment, to great industry acclaim. Users of Power platforms such as Power Systems, PureFlex and Power Blades are excited about a new release with extended capability that enhances mobile-device support, cloud delivery models and advanced middleware, among other things. IBM i has enjoyed a stellar reputation for superior security and business resilience, and this new version i[...]

Whatever Happened to FDCCI?

July 15th, 2014

Like many government efforts to increase efficiency, the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI) began with fervor and firm targets but has faded as the project grew more daunting. With the federal government’s PortfolioStat program having subsumed the FDCCI, the noble venture is likely to go the way of education reform: always discussed, never truly delivered. Part of the problem is the economic model of the government and its lack of incentive to change its s[...]

Challenges and Solutions in Cross-Regional Data Integration

July 14th, 2014

The world’s information doubles every 13 months. The Internet, coupled with the rapidly emerging Internet of Things, is generating data faster than at any time in human history. As the Earth’s volume of data continues to multiply at this astonishing rate, data integration grows increasingly complex. Managing this volume of data is difficult enough; factor in data center locations distributed among nations, with all the attendant compliance issues, and the difficulty rises still higher. To rem[...]


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The Latest on Big Data

July 16th, 2014

Big data analytics has been one of the hottest news topics of the past few years—both for the presumed benefits it can bring as well as the social and political problems it raises. According to Gartner’s “Hype Cycle” for emerging technologies, big data analytics (colloquially termed big data) just about reached..more...


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Bremer Bank Counts on Talari’s WAN Appliances to Achieve Uninterrupted Business Continuity

July 16th, 2014

Talari Networks, Inc., a leading innovator in network reliability and business continuity solutions, today announced Bremer Bank has deployed Talari's family of Adaptive Private Networking (APN) WAN appliances in its..more...

Venyu Receives 2014 Cloud Computing Excellence Award

July 14th, 2014

Venyu, a leader in business continuity, cloud-based virtualization, and battle-tested data recovery, today announced that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named RestartIT as a 2014 Cloud Computing Excellence Award winner. RestartIT is Ven..more...

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...


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