Diversity, Technology and Dishonesty (Part 1) Thoughts on the Tech Bubble (or Lack Thereof) Is Network Security Attainable? Supercomputers Hint at Slowing Moore’s Law

Diversity, Technology and Dishonesty (Part 1)

This article is the first in a series that takes a critical look at the incessant calls for greater diversity in technology companies and how ...

Thoughts on the Tech Bubble (or Lack ...

Talk of a bubble in the technology sector has been ongoing for some time. Are these sentiments just unfounded fears based on memories of the ...

Is Network Security Attainable?

In the wake of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) breach, which exposed sensitive records of more than 20 million government employees and contractors ...

Supercomputers Hint at Slowing Moore’s Law

The performance of the world’s fastest supercomputer (according to the Top500 list) has plateaued in recent years, raising the question of what’s causing the deceleration ...

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Diversity, Technology and Dishonesty (Part 1)

August 4th, 2015

This article is the first in a series that takes a critical look at the incessant calls for greater diversity in technology companies and how they reflect a deep philosophical dilemma. It seems innocent enough: proponents of diversity in technology companies just want employee rolls and boards of directors to look like the population at large. Why? Because that’s what any right-thinking human being with a grain of decency would want (with the corollary assumption that i[...]

Data Center Efficiency: 40% Improvement Through Best Practices

August 3rd, 2015

U.S. data centers consume about 100 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity, representing more than 2% of all U.S. electricity use according to U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) estimates. With the data explosion apparent in cloud computing, the Internet of Things, digital recordkeeping and the like expected to continue to increase for the foreseeable future, we need a revolutionary change in how data centers consume energy and achieve greater efficiencies. Clearly there is a need for the DOE’s B[...]

Survey: Price of Cloud Backup Not Deciding Factor for MSPs

July 29th, 2015

One would think that the price of a cloud-based service would be the deciding factor when managed-service providers (MSPs) choose technologies to power their backup services. After all, price seems to be the primary means by which cloud storage providers—a critical component in any modern backup service—differentiate themselves. Besides, the lower the cost of the solution’s components, the more margins the MSP can enjoy, and the lower they can price their own backup as a servi[...]

Thoughts on the Tech Bubble (or Lack Thereof)

July 28th, 2015

Talk of a bubble in the technology sector has been ongoing for some time. Are these sentiments just unfounded fears based on memories of the dot-com crash, or do they hold some truth? The answer is multifaceted and unclear with regard to details, but a few things are certain. The Nasdaq Is Not That High The Nasdaq stock index reached a peak of about 5,050 in early 2000 before plunging to about 1,200 during the so-called dot-com[...]

Four Things to Consider When Making Your Enterprise Network Mobile Ready

July 27th, 2015

Mobile-device adoption for day-to-day business activities has been on the rise thanks to BYOD, smartphone proliferation and high-speed wireless networks. According to ABI Research, the number of active wireless connected devices is expected to grow from 13 billion in 2013 to 40.9 billion in 2020. That’s massive! Today, users are no longer tied to their desktops or laptops thanks to mobile technology. They can reply to important business emails, access their CRM systems, collaborate with peers a[...]


Exploring the Myths and Realities of Hybrid IT Hosting

August 4th, 2015

No two businesses are alike. As a result, organizations are increasingly embracing a hybrid IT hosting model, particularly because it offers the flexibility, scalability, support and reliability to match their needs to the right combination of cloud services. But like each business, it requires a smart, deliberate strategy. As organizations navigate..more...

Press Releases

Purdue University Researchers Achieve 900 Percent Faster Access to Data Using DDN Solid-State Storage Cache

August 4th, 2015

DataDirect Networks (DDN) today announced that Purdue University has deployed DDN’s SFA high-performance storage to accelerate the delivery of research results for up to 1,000 researchers working on several hundred c..more...

NaviSite Expands Relationship With VMware to Accelerate Cloud Adoption Across the Enterprise

August 3rd, 2015

NaviSite, Inc., a Time Warner Cable company, announced it has expanded its offerings with VMware to deliver a wide portfolio of cloud, self-service and managed technologies to empower today's enterprise...more...

Opswat: Businesses Must Prepare For New EU Data Protection Regulations

July 30th, 2015

OPSWAT, provider of solutions to secure and manage IT infrastructure, today announced that with the upcoming revised EU data protection regulations, EU businesses need to step up their data security..more...

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