California Gives Bitcoin a Legal Boost Social Media, Advertising and Technology Bubbles IT Operational Spending, Hiring See Modest Growth Industry Outlook: Pursuing Data Center Security

California Gives Bitcoin a Legal Boost

Although the Mt. Gox debacle tripped up Bitcoin for a time, the alternative currency won a victory in the state of California, which has amended ...

Social Media, Advertising and Technology Bubbles

Remember the AOL keyword? Today’s equivalent is “find us on Facebook”—a phenomenon that even surpasses the increasingly clumsy URL. But the value of advertising on ...

IT Operational Spending, Hiring See Modest Growth

Market research by Computer Economics hints at a mixed bag for IT, but improvements in operational spending and hiring paint a brighter picture as IT ...

Industry Outlook: Pursuing Data Center Security

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 ...

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California Gives Bitcoin a Legal Boost

July 1st, 2014

Although the Mt. Gox debacle tripped up Bitcoin for a time, the alternative currency won a victory in the state of California, which has amended its law to allow the use of currencies besides the U.S. (i.e., Federal Reserve) dollar. The newly passed legislation should increase awareness of alternative currencies and increase the movement’s momentum, particularly in light of dubious monetary policy at the federal level. A Victory for Bitcoin? Despite the predictions of naysayers, Bitcoin has m[...]

Mission-Critical Fire Protection: A Case of Mistaken Identity (Part 3)

June 30th, 2014

(Also see Part 1 and Part 2 of this series.) The second part of this series considered the risk-based solutions category of fire-protection design schemes for mission-critical facilities. This category is the classical one and includes the approach of fire risk analysis, which is the most rigorous method. It uses a mathematical concept of risk involving hazard severity and probability. The fire risk analysis is also the most comprehensive, but it faces challenges in obtaining quantitative[...]

Case Study: Health-Care Cost Containment Company Uses Appnomic RIMS+

June 26th, 2014

About the Client PMSI is an insurance company that specializes in working with state, federal and private health-care companies to mitigate worker-compensation claims or decrease the exposure to costs when there is a claim. The company has more than 700 employees, and its IT infrastructure must be rock-solid, because of regulatory, privacy and legal pressures. Background and Issues The health-care reforms and push to move medical records to digital format (and yet keep them secure to comply with[...]

Virtual Tape Data Storage Becoming More Mainstream

June 25th, 2014

As storage providers unveil new products to support various networks, organizations continue to move from physical tape backup systems to virtual tape libraries (VTLs) to store and back up data. Organizations today are becoming more comfortable with the concept of storage virtualization, which is known for providing more-secure and more-efficient data backup and recovery. In addition to providing improved data security, faster backups and easier access to stored data, the cost of VTL storage solutions is[...]

Social Media, Advertising and Technology Bubbles

June 24th, 2014

Remember the AOL keyword? Today’s equivalent is “find us on Facebook”—a phenomenon that even surpasses the increasingly clumsy URL. But the value of advertising on social-media channels like Facebook and Twitter has come under increasing scrutiny as businesses evaluate whether their marketing dollars are yielding returns. A recent Gallup poll indicates that most users consider social media outlets to have no influence on their buying decisions, hinting at potential trouble not only for social media outlets[...]


Magazine

Life at the Edge: Local Servers Do More Heavy Lifting

June 20th, 2014

These days, there is no shortage of focus on the evolution of computing in what IDC calls “the third platform”—where the cloud, mobility, social business, and big data converge. Servers, both virtual and physical, play a central role in that evolution. But there’s another trend emerging around servers that’s not getting t..more...


Press Releases

European Carrier-Neutral Colocation Growth Hits a High

July 1st, 2014

New Q1 data from Synergy Research Group shows that year-on-year growth of carrier neutral retail colocation revenues in Europe reached almost 14%, the highest growth rate the region has seen..more...

AIM Study: Opportunities for Women in IT Continue to Increase

July 1st, 2014

In the latest research from AIM,Opportunities for Women in IT, Dr. Levi Thiele reports that the continued rate of demand for technical talent presents significant opportunities for women who choose..more...

Diverse Groups Fly Airship Over NSA’s Utah Data Center to Protest Illegal Internet Spying

July 1st, 2014

The environmental campaigning group Greenpeace, digital rights watchdog Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the Tenth Amendment Center (TAC) joined forces today to fly an airship over the NSA’s data center i..more...


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