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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 ...

Social Media, Advertising and Technology Bubbles

Remember the AOL keyword? Today’s equivalent is “find us on Facebook”—a phenomenon that even surpasses the increasingly clumsy URL. But the value of advertising on ...

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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[...]

California Gives Bitcoin a Legal Boost

July 1st, 2014

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 its law to allow the use of currencies besides the U.S. (i.e., Federal Reserve) dollar. The newly passed legislation should increase awareness of alternative currencies and increase the movement’s momentum, particularly in light of dubious monetary policy at the federal level. A Victory for Bitcoin? Despite the predictions of naysayers, Bitcoin has m[...]

Mission-Critical Fire Protection: A Case of Mistaken Identity (Part 3)

June 30th, 2014

(Also see Part 1 and Part 2 of this series.) The second part of this series considered the risk-based solutions category of fire-protection design schemes for mission-critical facilities. This category is the classical one and includes the approach of fire risk analysis, which is the most rigorous method. It uses a mathematical concept of risk involving hazard severity and probability. The fire risk analysis is also the most comprehensive, but it faces challenges in obtaining quantitative[...]

Case Study: Health-Care Cost Containment Company Uses Appnomic RIMS+

June 26th, 2014

About the Client PMSI is an insurance company that specializes in working with state, federal and private health-care companies to mitigate worker-compensation claims or decrease the exposure to costs when there is a claim. The company has more than 700 employees, and its IT infrastructure must be rock-solid, because of regulatory, privacy and legal pressures. Background and Issues The health-care reforms and push to move medical records to digital format (and yet keep them secure to comply with[...]


Magazine

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

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...

AIM Study: Opportunities for Women in IT Continue to Increase

July 1st, 2014

In the latest research from AIM,Opportunities for Women in IT, Dr. Levi Thiele reports that the continued rate of demand for technical talent presents significant opportunities for women who choose..more...

Diverse Groups Fly Airship Over NSA’s Utah Data Center to Protest Illegal Internet Spying

July 1st, 2014

The environmental campaigning group Greenpeace, digital rights watchdog Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the Tenth Amendment Center (TAC) joined forces today to fly an airship over the NSA’s data center i..more...


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