Privacy Concerns a Threat to Social Media? This Industry Needs More Diversity The Problem With IT Resumes Electronic Privacy? Fuggedaboutit!

Privacy Concerns a Threat to Social Media?

The business model of social media rests firmly on users’ lack of perceived value regarding the information they share. That is, a company like Facebook ...

This Industry Needs More Diversity

We hear it all the time: calls for more diversity and better representation of some group in a given industry. In an article at CIO, ...

The Problem With IT Resumes

What’s the problem with IT resumes? They’re useless—at least in the opinion of many people on both sides of the hiring desk. Part of the ...

Electronic Privacy? Fuggedaboutit!

As more personal, economic and political activity relies on electronic communications, with data centers as the network hubs, the question of privacy arises continually. But ...

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Ready for Liftoff: How Smart Enterprises Manage Their WAN for Growth

June 29th, 2015

It’s natural for companies, as they grow, to want to do even more, to add more business and employees and locations, and to increase their revenues. This effort is, after all, how most companies grow, and the old maxim is “it takes money to make money.” Your business grows and requires more resources to support it, which in turn drives more growth, and so on. For many businesses, growth comes through expansion of geographical reach. This obser[...]

Privacy Concerns a Threat to Social Media?

June 25th, 2015

The business model of social media rests firmly on users’ lack of perceived value regarding the information they share. That is, a company like Facebook makes money because its users value their personal data less than the services they receive. This perception on the part of users is proportional to their view of privacy: the greater the value of the data, the more privacy will be an important facet of interactions with social media, government a[...]

Maximizing Mainframe Value in a DevOps World

June 24th, 2015

Data-center managers face the twin challenges of optimizing value to the business while minimizing the costs and risks associated with technology ownership. This challenge is becoming more intense as business performance becomes increasingly contingent on IT excellence. Responses to this challenge have included everything from virtualization and converged systems to agile development and DevOps. Most data-center managers have not been especially aggressive about including their mainframes in their strategic responses to the value/cost challenge. This situation[...]

The Virtualization Journey

June 23rd, 2015

It’s no secret that virtualization rules the data center—it just recently surpassed 50 percent of all server workloads and is expected to reach 86 percent by 2016. But although virtualized data centers have largely become mainstream, the majority of organizations are still in what might be considered the early phases of virtualization maturity. So, how can businesses navigate this landscape to fully realize the benefits of advanced virtualization technology? Today, there are four important phases in the[...]

The Third Platform: The Time for Open Source Is Nigh

June 22nd, 2015

Traditional application architectures are falling into obsolescence in the world of exponentially growing technology change. A new platform is emerging that is far better suited to the demands of today’s IT. The “third platform,” also called by the acronym SMAC, comprises social media, mobile, analytics/big data and cloud technologies. It is the model of the future, and companies must be willing to openly examine where they are now, where they want to be and how they [...]


Magazine

Data Center Construction Closeout Documentation: What You Need, How to Manage It

June 17th, 2015

Consultants are often called on by data center owners to perform an analysis or begin design for an expansion or renovation. One of the first questions asked, typically before the first site visit, is “Do you have ‘as-built’ drawings of your facility?” More often than not, the response is, “We will have to l..more...


Press Releases

As Colocation Market Consolidates, Who Are the Market Leaders?

June 29th, 2015

New Q1 data from Synergy Research Group shows the leaders in the worldwide colocation market, with Equinix generating the most colocation revenue and achieving a 9.5% market share. It is..more...

Platfora Supercharges Big Data Discovery With Midyear Platform Updates

June 26th, 2015

Platfora, the #1 Big Data Discovery platform built natively on Apache Hadoop and Spark, today announced Platfora 4.5, which offers more than a dozen new features that make it even..more...

Infinera Expands Cloud Xpress Family for High Capacity Data-Center Interconnect

June 24th, 2015

Infinera, provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, announced the expansion of the Cloud Xpress family of metro Cloud platforms. This release adds a new Cloud Xpress platform with 100 gigabit Ethernet..more...


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