Technology and Gender in Context Who’s Responsible for Data Center Energy Efficiency? EMRs and Health IT Take Another Hit Technology Companies and Tax Avoidance

Technology and Gender in Context

Technology companies don’t hire enough women (or minorities). Or at least that’s the operating assumption of many media reports, company boilerplate and political sloganeering. The ...

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 ...

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Technology and Gender in Context

April 23rd, 2015

Technology companies don’t hire enough women (or minorities). Or at least that’s the operating assumption of many media reports, company boilerplate and political sloganeering. The unanswered question, however, is how many individuals from a particular group is “enough”? Should employment always be split 50-50 between men and women? Or do other factors come into play, leading to a natural imbalance in certain industries? Furthermore, are gender imbalances always to be attributed to unwarranted biases, and are tho[...]

How Can Your Data Center Benefit From Fluoropolymers?

April 22nd, 2015

Operators invest a lot of time and money in their data centers. Living in the digital age where technology is essential for our daily lives, they are a necessity. The more money operators invest, the better the technology and the better the results, right? It only makes sense, then, to take proper care of these facilities and work to ensure that they remain in excellent condition. One of the best ways to do this is[...]

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[...]


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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...


Press Releases

Abacus Group Named a Top Cloud Provider by FTF News

April 22nd, 2015

Abacus Group, a leading provider of hosted IT solutions for hedge funds and private equity funds, today announced that it was named a top cloud provider by FTF News in..more...

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...


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