Who’s Responsible for Data Center Energy Efficiency? EMRs and Health IT Take Another Hit Technology Companies and Tax Avoidance Oregon Illustrates Danger of Data Center Tax Breaks

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 ...

Technology Companies and Tax Avoidance

Large technology companies (i.e., those that can afford high-powered legal and financial counsel) like Apple have come under scrutiny around the world for so-called tax ...

Oregon Illustrates Danger of Data Center Tax ...

Increasingly, states have sought investment from data center operators by offering tax breaks. A prime example is Oregon, which garnered headlines several years ago as ...

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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[...]

Who’s Responsible for Data Center Energy Efficiency?

April 16th, 2015

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, but the costs of improvement area eventually become prohibitive. In light of increasingly frequent calls for regulation in this area, as well as potential emerging standards (such as ASHRAE 90.4P), it’s important to consider who should really be driving energy efficiency in the data center—and it’s not providers. You Make the Call T[...]

5 Things to Look For in Your Next In-Memory Database

April 15th, 2015

When searching for a new in-memory database system, it can be overwhelming to sift through the options if you don’t have a process to follow. Without in-memory databases, companies have to limit the number of users that can interact with its data, leading to fewer analyses, less automation and less optimization of business systems. First and foremost, it’s critical that organizations identify the business applications that absolutely must benefit from performance to provide better service and pro[...]

EMRs and Health IT Take Another Hit

April 14th, 2015

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 doctors, including about 600 in the U.S. Once hailed as a means of increasing efficiency, reducing costs and improving patient outcomes, electronic medical records (EMRs) have fallen more than a few notches relative to the initial hype. And more trouble may be on the way for EMRs in particular as[...]

Heat-Shrink Tubing Now a Popular Choice for Data Center Cable Marking

April 13th, 2015

Heat-shrink tube is becoming an increasingly popular choice for marking wires and cables in data center infrastructure installations. This trend is largely due to the market availability of newer, multifunctional industrial handheld labeling tools, which can greatly simplify the labeling process for contractors. By simply changing a cartridge, installers can now produce clean, legible, permanent heat-shrink labels on demand, along with durable thermal cable flags, cable wraps or faceplate labels, all using a single handheld[...]


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Regulatory Compliance and the Data Center

April 17th, 2015

Eighty thousand. That’s roughly how many pages were in the Federal Register, which contains the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, according to the Congressional Research Service. And that doesn’t even count all the laws that supposedly underlie those regulations (the Washington Times says that the U.S. Tax Code alone stands at ..more...


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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...

Water Makes Wires Even More Nano

April 8th, 2015

Water is the key component in a Rice University process to reliably create patterns of metallic and semiconducting wires less than 10 nanometers wide. The technique by the Rice lab of..more...

Schneider Electric Extends PowerChute Network Shutdown Software for Optimal Power Protection of Virtual Cluster Environments

April 7th, 2015

Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, announced the release of PowerChute Network Shutdown v4.0, now with advanced redundancy capabilities. This includes a new Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) configuration..more...


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