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Can Social Media’s Business Model Survive?

Social media is one of the hottest segments of the Internet , but doubts about profitability and sustainability continue to swirl (think Pets.com), especially in ...

Move Over EMRs: The IoT Will Save ...

You know an industry is in dire trouble when technologies line up for the position of savior (just Google “technology will save health care”). Electronic ...

Industry Outlook: Flywheel UPS Systems for the ...

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 ...

Big Blues for IBM?

IBM’s exit from semiconductor manufacturing came with an interesting price tag: $1.5 billion. That’s how much Big Blue paid GlobalFoundries to take its money-losing chip ...

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Can Social Media’s Business Model Survive?

October 30th, 2014

Social media is one of the hottest segments of the Internet , but doubts about profitability and sustainability continue to swirl (think Pets.com), especially in light of Twitter’s recent third-quarter results. The company reported a net loss of $175 million, nearly tripling its loss from the same period a year earlier, on a GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) basis. Revenue over the same time period was only slightly more than double, going from about $169 m[...]

Predicting the Big Data Landscape

October 29th, 2014

In the time since I co-wrote Big Data for Dummies (Wiley, 2013), there has been an explosion in the interest around big data (and big analytics and big workflow). Although that interest, and concomitant marketing, has been exploding, big data implementations have proceeded at a relatively normal pace. Now that we are closing out 2014, I thought it appropriate to reflect on the state of big data and offer some predictions for its evolution. Two facts substantiated [...]

Modular Data Centers: Vetting for Fit

October 27th, 2014

This article is part one of a five-part series by Stephen Madaffari, Principal of Data Centers Delivered, on the process by which businesses considering modular data center options should properly evaluate, review and implement solutions. (See also part one and part two of this series.) A new modular data center represents a substantial investment with long-term repercussions for any company, making selection of the right builder to construct and outfit the new facility absolutely essential. Not[...]

Move Over EMRs: The IoT Will Save Health Care

October 23rd, 2014

You know an industry is in dire trouble when technologies line up for the position of savior (just Google “technology will save health care”). Electronic medical records (EMRs, or electronic health records—EHRs) remain a favorite of many aspiring health-care reformers, but they have largely fizzled thanks to interoperability problems, a lack of standards, government subsidies that have rushed adoption and overly optimistic expectations. A breakout session at the recent Internet of Things World Forum considered wheth[...]

Industry Outlook: Flywheel UPS Systems for the Data Center

October 22nd, 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 Mark A. Ascolese about flywheel UPS products and their potential value to data centers. Mark was named president and CEO of Active Power in September 2013. He is an electrical-infrastructure and energy-management expert with more than 40 years of experience serving a variety of[...]


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Chillin’ in the Data Center: An Overview of Cooling Towers

October 22nd, 2014

Researchers at Villanova University estimate that data centers are responsible for more than two percent of U.S. electrical usage. All of that energy creates massive heat—and servers do not like heat. It can cause them to become slow, or malfunction outright, leading to significant downtime and unwanted expenses. A properly chosen a..more...


Press Releases

Microsoft Cloud Revenues Leap; Amazon is Still Way Out in Front

October 30th, 2014

New Q3 data from Synergy Research Group shows that Microsoft clearly has the highest growth rate among the leading cloud infrastructure service operators, while Amazon (AWS) remains the dominant cloud..more...

Emerson Network Power Announces Research Facility to Advance Thermal Management Technology for Data Centers

October 28th, 2014

Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR) and a global leader in maximizing availability, capacity and efficiency of critical infrastructure, today provided details on an innovative data center research..more...

vXchnge Partners With TechLAB Innovation Center to Accelerate and Empower Next-Generation Cloud Services Companies

October 28th, 2014

vXchnge, a carrier-neutral colocation services provider dedicated to improving the business performance of its customers, today announced its partnership with TechLAB Innovation Center, a Silicon Valley-based, full circle ecosystem committed to helping c..more...


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