Talking Intellectual Property Technology Won’t Replace Humans Data Centers: Polluters or Just Consumers? Why Passwords Won’t Die

Talking Intellectual Property

The ongoing technology patent wars, apparent abuses by patent trolls, absurd intellectual-property (IP) claims and so on have done at least one good thing: they ...

Technology Won’t Replace Humans

Looking back at the way the Industrial Revolution altered the market for many job types, it’s easy to extend that thinking to the “Digital Revolution” ...

Data Centers: Polluters or Just Consumers?

In an article at Network World, Patrick Thibodeau discusses a National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) report that takes the data center industry to task for ...

Why Passwords Won’t Die

The crusade against passwords has been raging for years, and as the capabilities of various devices increase, alternatives become more feasible. But the case for ...

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Is Your Data Center Really Ready to Weather the Storm?

September 18th, 2014

Disasters can strike a data center at any time. Regardless of whether the cause is Mother Nature or human error, disasters can be costly and lead to long-term damage to a business. According to a survey conducted by Emerson Network Power, the typical data center in the United States experiences an average of two downtime events over the course of two years, and the costs of downtime for an average data center can easily surpass[...]

Boot Solutions for x86 Processors in an SDN Setting

September 15th, 2014

As today’s processing platforms assume more and more architecture functions of data centers in a predominantly software-defined networking scenario, questions arise regarding how best to maximize networking abilities of processors, as well as maximizing potential savings in power, heat and hardware costs. For x86 processors, one clear area of optimization is the replacement of legacy BIOS (basic input/output systems), the proprietary and usually royalty-based firmware that has controlled basic initialization of almost all computers and s[...]

Inspiring the Next Generation of Women to Blaze Trails and Embrace STEM Careers

September 11th, 2014

I recently returned from vacation in Orlando, Florida, where I had the opportunity to visit the Kennedy Space Center for the first time. It was exciting to see our customers’ and partners’ logos lining the walls as reminders of what HPC has helped create. As I toured the launch sites and walked the halls of the exhibits, I was also filled with immense pride for the countless contributions of the women who served as trailblazers in spac[...]

How to Prevent a Data Doomsday

September 10th, 2014

“Virtualized data is fast becoming the new norm. No one can justify using storage like before” -Tim Gorman Gartner has famously noted the exponential growth of data and predicted a data doomsday. A data doomsday will mean, according to the research firm, that one-third of IT departments will face a data crisis by 2017. How can that data doomsday be avoided? Problem: Outdated Technology Although IT organizations have been struggling with growing data sizes for a while, they have largely been [...]

Talking Intellectual Property

September 9th, 2014

The ongoing technology patent wars, apparent abuses by patent trolls, absurd intellectual-property (IP) claims and so on have done at least one good thing: they have spurred growing discussion of the role of IP in law and the economy. A recently released paper by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University entitled “How Many Jobs Does Intellectual Property Create?” looks at some of the claims of IP proponents and argues that the espoused benefits of IP [...]


Translating the Language of Network Security

September 5th, 2014

Like any field, network security has its own peculiar jargon that can make understanding the underlying concepts rather difficult. Furthermore, many IT professionals use acronyms and abbreviations to a fault, so the task of following the language can be doubly difficult, even to a veteran of another technology area. To..more...

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Axiros and Lyse Smart Tout the Future of Smart Home Device Management at the Broadband Forum

September 15th, 2014

This week at the Broadband Forum quarterly meeting in Dublin, Axiros, the technology leader in open device management solutions for service providers and enterprises, and Lyse Smart, a highly innovative..more...

ObserveIT Alerts and Analytics Help Companies Address User-Based Attacks in Real Time

September 15th, 2014

ObserveIT, a pioneer in user activity monitoring, today announced important new alerting and analytics features that enable security teams to instantly discover and respond to user-based threats. ObserveIT 5.7 also..more...

More than Half of U.S. Companies Project Increased Energy Efficiency Investment in 2015

September 15th, 2014

Three quarters of decision-makers at U.S. companies have invested in energy efficiency programs in the past 12 months, and more than half (56 percent) project their investment in energy efficiency..more...

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