April 30th, 2015
Sifting through the raw data on wages for IT and, more broadly, STEM is a tough job. Perhaps that’s why reports are so contradictory. For instance, according to the Computerworld IT Salary Survey 2015, average total compensation rose 3.6% year over year; PayScale, however, reports that IT salaries in 1Q15 have increased only 1.7% year over year. In addition, the battle over the ostensible STEM shortage rages on, with both sides claiming the other is o[...]
April 29th, 2015
The “cloud” is no longer an enterprise aspiration, but a reality. Unfortunately, reality is messy. The adoption of cloud services, including fundamental storage and compute functions as well as software-as-a-service applications, has added significant complexity to the business of enterprise IT. There’s no one-size-fits-all type of deployment, and many companies have increasingly gravitated toward a mix of public and private cloud technologies. By implementing a hybrid cloud, companies can gain efficiencies from shared infrastructure while also maint[...]
April 28th, 2015
The value of data is often in its limited dissemination. In other words, protecting data is frequently the same as protecting value—as in a credit-card number, a trade secret or even medical information. Recent events ranging from the Edward Snowden revelations to increasingly frequent security breaches at major organizations (private and otherwise) has raised awareness of the need for strong encryption. Unfortunately, however, not everyone is on board: government agencies—law enforcement in particular—regularly express concerns over [...]
April 27th, 2015
Organizations that process large amounts of data are continually seeking ways to squeeze more capacity out of their data centers. As network demands from customers, partners and employees continue to increase exponentially, the amount of data transmitted at the business level is soaring. Thus, today’s data center managers face considerable challenges in ramping capacity to handle business operations into the future—a tall order that requires significant planning and a sound understanding of all the options ava[...]
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[...]
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...
Although Twitter saw a strong increase in revenue in 4Q14, it still failed to make ...
As data and applications become increasingly important for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), the need ...
451 Research Cloud Price Index: Private Edition—VMware, Red Hat and Microsoft Currently Better Value Than OpenStack Distributions for Total Cost of Ownership
May 1st, 2015
451 Research launched its latest Cloud Price Index, the most rigorous and comprehensive analysis of the cost of cloud computing. For the first time in the industry, buyers have complete..more...
Cumulus Networks Extends Power of Linux Across Entire Rack With New Cumulus Rack Management Platform Product
April 27th, 2015
Cumulus Networks, provider of the Cumulus Linux operating system for open networking, today announced the new Cumulus Rack Management Platform (RMP ) OS for out-of-band management switches. Developed in response..more...
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...