All posts by Jeff Clark

Industry Outlook: Preparing for HPC

Industry Outlook: Preparing for HPC
January 21, 2016 No Comments »

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 and IT. This week, Industry Outlook asks IO’s Trevor Slade about how and why data ... Read More »

Technology Market in a Sea of Red Ink

Technology Market in a Sea of Red Ink
January 20, 2016 No Comments »

After finally returning to (and exceeding) the dot-com highs in mid-2015, the Nasdaq index of technology stocks has fallen from about 5,200 to about 4,350—a roughly 16% decline. Among big-name companies, IBM saw yet another year-over-year revenue decline in the ... Read More »

Concerns About Data Center Energy Consumption

Concerns About Data Center Energy Consumption
January 14, 2016 No Comments »

Energy consumption is perhaps the chief concern for data center operators, both in terms of cost and public image. A sensational headline at DatacenterDynamics highlights one perspective: “The truth is: data center power is out of control.” In the article, ... Read More »

Taxes and Technology Companies

Taxes and Technology Companies
January 6, 2016 No Comments »

Taxes are clearly a factor that drives how technology companies (and everyone else) make business decisions. For example, data center operators take local sales- and property-tax incentives (and rates) into account when deciding where to build new facilities or expand ... Read More »

Security Predictions for 2016

Security Predictions for 2016
December 31, 2015 No Comments »

Security was likely the biggest story of 2015, owing to the numerous high-profile breaches (e.g., the U.S. Office of Personnel Management) and growing concern over the expected flood of insecure Internet of Things (IoT) devices. This trend is likely to ... Read More »

Is Apple the Next BlackBerry?

Is Apple the Next BlackBerry?
December 30, 2015 No Comments »

BlackBerry was once virtually synonymous with smartphones (or, at least, whatever was akin to a smartphone at the time), just as the iPhone is today. But just as BlackBerry (both the company and the device) has all but faded into ... Read More »

Data Center Stories: A Look Back

Data Center Stories: A Look Back
December 29, 2015 1 Comment »

As 2015 comes to a close, data center professionals and pundits are offering their takes on the past year as well as what might be in store for 2016. Rather than focusing solely on the past year or offering predictions ... Read More »

The PC Lives—Get Over It

The PC Lives—Get Over It
December 28, 2015 No Comments »

Mobile maniacs enamored with the portability of small gadgets are apparently unable to recognize the obvious benefits of PCs, particularly in enterprises where content creation likely plays a larger role than content consumption. Citing a SpiceWorks survey that found desktop ... Read More »

CISA Becomes Law—No Surprise

CISA Becomes Law—No Surprise
December 21, 2015 No Comments »

Unsurprisingly, the controversial CISA (Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act) has become law, having been slipped into the U.S. government’s 2,000-page omnibus spending bill. Whether individual members of Congress knew what they were getting with the bill is unclear, but since the ... Read More »

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