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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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...
Despite withdrawing its Glass wearable-computing device, Google never declared the project to be dead. According ...
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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...
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...