Technology Won’t Replace Humans Data Centers: Polluters or Just Consumers? Why Passwords Won’t Die Puzzling Layoffs by Cisco

Technology Won’t Replace Humans

Looking back at the way the Industrial Revolution altered the market for many job types, it’s easy to extend that thinking to the “Digital Revolution” ...

Data Centers: Polluters or Just Consumers?

In an article at Network World, Patrick Thibodeau discusses a National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) report that takes the data center industry to task for ...

Why Passwords Won’t Die

The crusade against passwords has been raging for years, and as the capabilities of various devices increase, alternatives become more feasible. But the case for ...

Puzzling Layoffs by Cisco

Following in the footsteps of Microsoft, which recently announced some 18,000 job cuts, Cisco is planning a reorganization that will kick as many as 6,000 ...

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Technology Won’t Replace Humans

August 28th, 2014

Looking back at the way the Industrial Revolution altered the market for many job types, it’s easy to extend that thinking to the “Digital Revolution” and foresee humans being all but entirely replaced by robots and (or perhaps with) artificial intelligence. A recent TechRepublic article, titled “Why AI could destroy more jobs than it creates, and how to save them,” poses this dystopian vision as one possible future, but it downplays or ignores some technical and econo[...]

The TCO Trap

August 27th, 2014

As one of a business’s major investments, a data center must be able to justify the value it brings to the organization. Whether building a data center from scratch or seeking to invest in and optimize an existing location, businesses must be able to calculate factors such as the total cost of ownership (TCO) to ensure that their decisions make sound financial sense. But they must avoid some common pitfalls that organizations that make these c[...]

Data Centers: Polluters or Just Consumers?

August 26th, 2014

In an article at Network World, Patrick Thibodeau discusses a National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) report that takes the data center industry to task for contributing to pollution by wasting energy. Perhaps the most illustrative statement in Thibodeau’s piece is the opening line: “U.S. data centers are using more electricity than they need.” Of course, wasting resources is undesirable, but at what point do conservation efforts become counterproductive? Taking Conservation to the Extreme It’s probably safe to say tha[...]

N+1 Cooling on Paper Only

August 25th, 2014

N+1 redundancy is a system-design best practice because equipment failure happens; we expect it and we plan around it. In the case of data center cooling, we expect a CRAC to go down at some point, and with an N+1 system design we have a spare CRAC to fall back on. A major problem with this aggregate view of cooling is risk of starving a cold aisle when changing the CRAC lineup or as a[...]

Remote Data Centers: Blending the Boundaries of Metro-Regional Networks

August 21st, 2014

Many new data centers being built today are being located at greater distances from typical enterprise users than in the past. Content data centers initially were built in and around metro core areas to provide the most effortless access to content by corporate users. Given the rising cost of real estate, power and cooling, enterprises are situating new data center developments farther away from metro core areas to reduce their operational costs and enhance geographic[...]


Magazine

Tackling Today’s Security Threats

August 29th, 2014

As high-profile security breaches involving major household names continue to make headlines, the challenge for businesses, and SMBs in particular, is to understand the threats and determine how best to protect their data and respond in the event of a security breach. Feedly and Evernote have both fallen victim to DDoS..more...


Press Releases

KnowBe4 Says Employee PC Wreaks Havoc in JP Morgan Hack

August 28th, 2014

The Wall Street Journal reported today that J.P. Morgan was hacked and suffered a cyberheist called “a significant breach of corporate computer security.” Bloomberg reported that the FBI, the US Sec..more...

GE Study: Wind Power Can Improve Resiliency of Electrical Grids

August 28th, 2014

At the CIGRE Session 45 in Paris, GE’s Energy Consulting business (NYSE: GE) presented the findings of its frequency response study on wind power and grid resiliency. The study, which w..more...

Active Power CleanSource 750HD UPS Significantly Improves Electrical Infrastructure Reliability

August 28th, 2014

According to a new UPS reliability assessment conducted by MTechnology, Inc., Active Power’s CleanSource 750HD UPS improves the reliability of mission critical electrical systems compared to a legacy UPS. The k..more...


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