Is the New Windows a Pivotal Point for Microsoft? Patent Trolls, Nvidia vs. Samsung and Other IP Battles Big Data: The Bubble to End All Tech Bubbles? Talking Intellectual Property

Is the New Windows a Pivotal Point ...

Galen Gruman at InfoWorld believes that the forthcoming version of Windows (whatever the name—Windows 9, Threshold or some yet-to-be-announced moniker) is “make-or-break time for Microsoft.” ...

Patent Trolls, Nvidia vs. Samsung and Other ...

The intellectual-property (IP) juggernaut may be fraying at the edges thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Alice Corp. v CLS Bank, but other ...

Big Data: The Bubble to End All ...

A rising stock market that defies underlying economic indicators (e.g., the declining labor-force participation rate, falling hours worked by the average employee, ever growing government ...

Talking Intellectual Property

The ongoing technology patent wars, apparent abuses by patent trolls, absurd intellectual-property (IP) claims and so on have done at least one good thing: they ...

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Is the New Windows a Pivotal Point for Microsoft?

September 30th, 2014

Galen Gruman at InfoWorld believes that the forthcoming version of Windows (whatever the name—Windows 9, Threshold or some yet-to-be-announced moniker) is “make-or-break time for Microsoft.” To be sure, no company is indispensable, but the software giant may have earned itself more leeway than Gruman grants. What’s the Alternative? (The PC Is Not Dead) On the surface (no pun intended), one might think that Microsoft must get its latest Windows edition right because of threats from Linux, Android (a Linu[...]

Data Virtualization and Greener Data Centers

September 29th, 2014

I recall that the Dec 1999 or Jan 2000 issue of National Geographic magazine had a “Letters From the Editor” column that speculated, in jest, that given the rate at which humans were saving back issues of National Geographic, by the year 2100 the total accumulation of yellow magazines would outweigh planet Earth. (Note: the public archives of National Geographic appear to only go back to 2005, so I can’t verify the exact issue in which this comment appeared[...]

Patent Trolls, Nvidia vs. Samsung and Other IP Battles

September 25th, 2014

The intellectual-property (IP) juggernaut may be fraying at the edges thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Alice Corp. v CLS Bank, but other patent battles are brewing, with semiconductor-IP giant ARM caught tangentially in an infringement suit by Nvidia against Samsung and Qualcomm. Patent trolls have seen some apparent setbacks in recent months, but they’re probably not down for the count. Here’s some of what’s shaking in the world of the tech industry’s favorit[...]

Striking the Balance: In-House vs. Outsourced IT

September 24th, 2014

In Beowulf, there’s a popular quote that says “balance is everything.” This means success is all about the yin and yang of things—weighing every opportunity and challenge and striking the right balance. And in the increasingly complex data center environment, this balance has never been more important. Data center managers are under the gun. Faced with a flood of data, many spend their time just trying to keep infrastructures running at peak efficiency. Industry analyst firm IDC recently noted tha[...]

Big Data: The Bubble to End All Tech Bubbles?

September 23rd, 2014

A rising stock market that defies underlying economic indicators (e.g., the declining labor-force participation rate, falling hours worked by the average employee, ever growing government debts and so on) has fueled talk of bubbles. The technology world is no stranger to these events, with the Nasdaq index still having yet to regain its peak from early 2000, which preceded the dot-com crash. According to George Zachary, partner at Charles River Ventures, the current market “reminds m[...]


Magazine

The Benefits of Responsible and Efficient IT Asset Disposal (ITAD)

September 22nd, 2014

While most operations within a data center remain unique, all make conscious efforts toward efficiency, security and continuous operations that can help reduce costs and in some cases protect and improve a data center’s image or reputation. These efforts are all critical to day-to-day operations as well as when upgrading, e..more...


Press Releases

GridGain In-Memory Data Fabric Brings Unprecedented Speed, Scale and Simplicity to Big Data

September 29th, 2014

At Big Data Innovation Summit 2014, GridGain Systems (www.GridGain.com), the leading innovator of open source in-memory computing solutions, announced the launch of the GridGain In-Memory Data Fabric, a comprehensive software..more...

365 Data Centers Launches Local Enterprise Cloud Storage Services in 17 U.S. Markets

September 23rd, 2014

365 Data Centers, one of the top U.S. colocation providers by market presence, today announced the availability of its new 365 Cloud Storage service, the first truly local enterprise cloud..more...

i2Coalition Supports LEADS Act

September 23rd, 2014

Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) Co-Founder and Public Policy Chair David Snead released the following statement regarding the Law Enforcement Access to Data Stored Abroad (LEADS) Act, introduced in the Senate..more...


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