Wanted: Clear Thinking on Patents Microsoft Stumbling as It Cuts Jobs? Whatever Happened to FDCCI? IHS: Liquid Cooling Market to See Strong Growth

Wanted: Clear Thinking on Patents

The matter of intellectual property (IP)—particularly patents—arises regularly in the technology industry and often makes the headlines in the form of reports on patent trolls ...

Microsoft Stumbling as It Cuts Jobs?

Microsoft has announced nearly triple the job cuts initially expected: some 18,000 over the next year, with most (about 12,500) being from the recently acquired ...

Whatever Happened to FDCCI?

Like many government efforts to increase efficiency, the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI) began with fervor and firm targets but has faded as the ...

IHS: Liquid Cooling Market to See Strong ...

Research firm IHS, in its Data Center Cooling Report—2014, is predicting the market for liquid cooling infrastructure in data centers to grow by 40% this ...

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Wanted: Clear Thinking on Patents

July 24th, 2014

The matter of intellectual property (IP)—particularly patents—arises regularly in the technology industry and often makes the headlines in the form of reports on patent trolls or the perennial Apple-versus-Samsung slugfest. Most observers of the often ridiculous goings-on would likely agree that something is wrong, but the propaganda and muddled thinking surrounding patents makes resolving the conflict almost impossible. Hugo Barra, global VP at Xiaomi (a Chinese electronics vendor), defended his company from accusations that it copied App[...]

The Data Center Dating Game: Matching Application Needs With Infrastructure Capabilities

July 23rd, 2014

The way most organizations decide where to host their application workloads is going through a significant change. When a new application or workload demand is released into production, the process looks very different than what has been done in the past. Rather than specifying exactly what hardware to purchase and stand up in the data center, most applications now deploy into existing virtualized infrastructure, sharing resources with other workloads on infrastructure that was designed and[...]

Small Businesses Can Be a Big Deal for Resellers in the Cloud

July 21st, 2014

Small businesses are the engine of the U.S. economy, accounting for well over half of all sales and providing more than 50% of all jobs, according to the Small Business Administration. What constitutes a “small business” varies by the organization that defines them, but generally speaking, businesses with fewer than 10 employees and up to 1,000 are broadly classified as small to mid-size companies, otherwise known as SMBs. These companies include brick-and-mortar shops as well as [...]

Microsoft Stumbling as It Cuts Jobs?

July 17th, 2014

Microsoft has announced nearly triple the job cuts initially expected: some 18,000 over the next year, with most (about 12,500) being from the recently acquired Nokia Devices and Services side. This huge round of layoffs accounts for nearly 15% of the company’s overall global workforce. CEO Satya Nadella, in an email to company employees, described Microsoft as pursuing a “strategic direction as a productivity and platform company.” Nadella said, “First, we will simplify the way we work to[...]

Five Ways to Take Advantage of the New IBM i 7.2 Operating System

July 16th, 2014

Recently IBM announced the availability of its much anticipated IBM i 7.2 operating system, the industry’s leading integrated operating environment, to great industry acclaim. Users of Power platforms such as Power Systems, PureFlex and Power Blades are excited about a new release with extended capability that enhances mobile-device support, cloud delivery models and advanced middleware, among other things. IBM i has enjoyed a stellar reputation for superior security and business resilience, and this new version i[...]


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The Latest on Big Data

July 16th, 2014

Big data analytics has been one of the hottest news topics of the past few years—both for the presumed benefits it can bring as well as the social and political problems it raises. According to Gartner’s “Hype Cycle” for emerging technologies, big data analytics (colloquially termed big data) just about reached..more...


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INetU to Deliver Multi Cloud Management with the Addition of Amazon Web Services

July 23rd, 2014

INetU, the customer-centric cloud company, today announced that it will offer integrated managed services across cloud environments with additional support for Amazon Web Services (AWS). Through its consultative approach, INetU..more...

Major Hong Kong Power Company Uses RF Code to Drive Data Center Efficiencies and Increased Uptime

July 23rd, 2014

RF Code and Quantum Data Solutions (QDS) have announced highly successful first year results in one of Hong Kong’s major power company’s data centers using RF Code’s environmental and power manag..more...

Bremer Bank Counts on Talari’s WAN Appliances to Achieve Uninterrupted Business Continuity

July 16th, 2014

Talari Networks, Inc., a leading innovator in network reliability and business continuity solutions, today announced Bremer Bank has deployed Talari's family of Adaptive Private Networking (APN) WAN appliances in its..more...


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