May 28th, 2015
Thanks in part to the widespread notion (unfounded or otherwise) of a STEM shortage, the movement to teach kids coding earlier in their education has grown. Proponents argue that coding is an important subject that also encourages development of “computational thinking” and other skills. Opponents believe the dismal state of education in other areas (e.g., math and basic literacy) should be the focus of improvement before diluting the curriculum with other subjects of dubious universal val[...]
May 27th, 2015
The deployment of Non-Volatile Memory Express–connected solid-state drives (SSDs) is a topic increasingly on the minds of enterprise storage customers; I am asked about it frequently. It is often convolved with the belief that the transition to the Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) interface on SSDs will eliminate the considerable performance advantages that purpose-built flash storage platforms enjoy. Although at first glance this might appear to be the case, there are a number of significant factors t[...]
May 26th, 2015
The rise of technology trends such as big data and BYOD (bring your own device) are causing a seismic shift in the way data centers are managed today owing to the massive amounts of data they drive. To handle this increasing amount of data, IT managers are turning to software-defined networking (SDN), a new approach to designing, building and managing virtualized networks that separates the network’s control from the physical hardware. SDN is viewed as a[...]
May 21st, 2015
“Excellent written communication skills” is a staple of IT job ads (and many other industries), but few employers seem to insist on this particular point, judging from the average written work. According to the Houston Chronicle, “When employers specify that excellent written communication skills are an essential qualification, they are looking for candidates who can demonstrate their ability to write clearly, succinctly and in a manner that appeals to a wide audience.” Often, just a few cha[...]
May 20th, 2015
As devices become “smarter” and the number and variety of endpoints (such as mobile devices, laptops, ATMs and so on) increases, IT is facing a substantial undertaking: the task of incorporating these devices into their fold and providing life-cycle management. Over the past several years, companies have been running pilots with various enterprise mobility-management (EMM) solutions in search of the right fit to meet their growing mobility needs. The problem that IT now faces is that the[...]
Simplifying Infrastructures: Rules for Success in the Data Center
May 1st, 2015
As the data center market continues to grow, the trend to improve efficiency, increase reliability, decrease the footprint for critical infrastructure, and reduce capital costs continues to be a focus for data center engineers. In years past, many of these goals were compromised to achieve others. As reliability increased, so..more...
The U.S. Internal Revenue Service suffered a breach in which hackers stole some 100,000 taxpayer ...
As data and applications become increasingly important for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), the need ...
May 27th, 2015
Index Engines has announced its new Catalyst Express, a no-cost software that provides full content and metadata indexing of up to 5TB of storage containing unstructured user data. This software-only download..more...
May 20th, 2015
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has launched a redesigned International Energy Portal to improve access to international energy data and trends in global energy markets. You can view the ..more...
May 14th, 2015
Veeam Software, the innovative provider of solutions that deliver Availability for the Modern Data Center, today announced that the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) Patent Trial and Appeal Board..more...