Technology’s Overreliance on the State Industry Outlook: Data Center Maintenance Privacy Concerns a Threat to Social Media? This Industry Needs More Diversity

Technology’s Overreliance on the State

If you have a problem, who you gonna call? Unfortunately, in the technology world, the answer is far too often the legislature. (Or it might ...

Industry Outlook: Data Center Maintenance

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 ...

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, ...

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Questions to Ask Before Signing a Data Center Colocation Contract

July 6th, 2015

Regretting signing a colocation contract with a data center can be especially painful. Mismanaged data centers will experience random outages or interruptions in availability, which can hinder your day-to-day business interactions, tarnish your reputation, damage your expensive IT equipment and most certainly cost your company a lot of money. Moving data centers is labor-intensive, precarious and also costly. Save your business the turmoil and make the right choice the first time. But how? On every data[...]

Technology’s Overreliance on the State

July 2nd, 2015

If you have a problem, who you gonna call? Unfortunately, in the technology world, the answer is far too often the legislature. (Or it might be the Supreme Court—a de facto legislature.) The technology market has developed quickly because of innovation and (in the case of the Internet, for instance) a relative absence of government intervention. But the growing unwillingness to resolve difficulties and even disputes privately and nonviolently is taking its toll on both t[...]

Industry Outlook: Data Center Maintenance

July 1st, 2015

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 Rich DeBlasi, founder and president of Spec-Clean, about cleaning and maintenance of data centers. Spec-Clean provides specialized cleaning of data centers, server rooms and critical environments. Rich has over 30 years of experience in the critical-environment maintenance industry working with companies such as Beth Israel [...]

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[...]


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Faster, Lower-Cost, More Scalable, Highest Quality: How Do Prefabricated Data Centers Claim These Advantages over Traditional Construction?

July 6th, 2015

When you’re buying a new car, having the pieces and parts shipped to your garage for assembly would never cross your mind. Yet building a car in your own garage is in many ways less complex than building a data center from scratch on site Only recently has “buying the car ins..more...


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Survey: Nearly a Third of BI Professionals Spend 50-90% of Their Time "Cleaning" Raw Data for Analytics

July 6th, 2015

Xplenty, the big data integration platform that makes it easy to process more data more quickly, today announced the results of a new commissioned study aimed at understanding the challenges..more...

IHS: 3.7 Million Square Meters Under Contract in Multi-tenant Data Centers at End of 1Q15

July 2nd, 2015

With 10% growth over the same period last year, contracted floor space in multi-tenant data centers (MTDC) now totals 3.7 million square meters, with the biggest share of space found..more...

451 Research: Enterprises Increasing Investment in Data Center Facilities; Focus on Upgrades and Retrofits

June 30th, 2015

451 Research’s Voice of the Enterprise (VotE): Datacenters Q2 2015 quarterly survey on data center trends indicates that, despite increased investment in cloud and colocation providers, 87% of data center o..more...


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