All posts by Jeff Clark

New York on Bitcoin: We’re Here to Help

New York on Bitcoin: We’re Here to Help
July 18, 2014 No Comments »

The last words you want to hear from a government are “We’re here to help.” But New York State is aiming to help Bitcoin by—what else?—regulating it. According to ZDNet, the state has proposed to use a so-called BitLicense scheme ... Read More »

Microsoft Stumbling as It Cuts Jobs?

Microsoft Stumbling as It Cuts Jobs?
July 17, 2014 No Comments »

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 ... Read More »

The Latest on Big Data

The Latest on Big Data
July 16, 2014 No Comments »

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 ... Read More »

Intel Struggling in Mobile

Intel Struggling in Mobile
July 16, 2014 No Comments »

A looming turnaround in the PC market garnered Intel a strong net profit of $2.8 billion for 2Q14 (a 40% year-over-year increase), but its mobile segment moved in the opposite direction. According to EE Times, revenue from the company’s mobile ... Read More »

Whatever Happened to FDCCI?

Whatever Happened to FDCCI?
July 15, 2014 No Comments »

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 project grew more daunting. With the federal government’s PortfolioStat program having subsumed the FDCCI, the ... Read More »

D-Wave Increases Funding

D-Wave Increases Funding
July 15, 2014 No Comments »

Regardless of whether D-Wave’s products are true quantum computers, the company is still gaining investment funds for its efforts. It recently garnered an additional $28 million, reaching a total of $150 million, according to Patrick Thibodeau at Computerworld. “This Canadian ... Read More »

Peak Tablet?

Peak Tablet?
July 14, 2014 No Comments »

PC naysayers may have a new target: tablets. InformationWeek, citing NPD DisplaySearch data, notes that global tablet sales fell in 1Q14—the first decline since Apple’s 2010 introduction of the iPad. The market declined to 56 million units for that quarter, ... Read More »

The Big Data Myth?

The Big Data Myth?
July 11, 2014 No Comments »

Citing author David Searls, ZDNet recently discussed the possibility that big data is a bubble that will soon burst. “There’s a mania around big data, and there’s a mania around surveillance-based advertising. It has all the marks of a bubble ... Read More »

IHS: Liquid Cooling Market to See Strong Growth

IHS: Liquid Cooling Market to See Strong Growth
July 10, 2014 No Comments »

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 year. At that rate, this market will double in size in just two years. The ... Read More »