All posts by Jeff Clark

Wearables Decline a Harbinger for IoT?

Wearables Decline a Harbinger for IoT?
August 28, 2015 No Comments »

The wearables and IoT markets have a certain air of desperation—that is, many products in these categories smack of solutions in search of a problem. Citing an Argus Insights report, Junko Yoshida said at EE Times, “Consumer wearable devices are ... Read More »

Data Center Malinvestment?

Data Center Malinvestment?
August 27, 2015 No Comments »

One of the dangers of artificially low interest rates is malinvestment: money put into certain projects is misplaced because demand in that area is unsustainable or overestimated. Do data centers fall into that category? The Trouble With Malinvestment Malinvestment goes ... Read More »

Biometrics Violates Exemplar of Security

Biometrics Violates Exemplar of Security
August 26, 2015 No Comments »

We’ve all heard the admonitions: don’t use the same password for multiple accounts. Those who do, particularly if it’s a weak password, risk hackers gaining access to swaths of bank accounts and more. But as Aimee Chanthadavong points out at ... Read More »

Virtualization Makes Security Troubles More Expensive

Virtualization Makes Security Troubles More Expensive
August 25, 2015 No Comments »

The security benefits of isolating processes through virtualization may be illusory—at least when one considers the cost of recovering from a breach. Citing a Kaspersky Lab report, Maria Korolov notes at InfoWorld, “In a survey of 5,500 companies that the ... Read More »

Tech Bubble Bursting?

Tech Bubble Bursting?
August 24, 2015 No Comments »

The Data Center Journal noted recently that the ostensible tech bubble may be in danger of bursting—if for no other reason than the fact that almost all markets are in bubble conditions thanks to Federal Reserve tampering with interest rates. ... Read More »

Data Center Tax Breaks: Do Localities Benefit?

Data Center Tax Breaks: Do Localities Benefit?
August 21, 2015 No Comments »

Tax breaks for companies looking to build data centers are all the rage. But do governments and the localities they supposedly serve reap any real benefits? David Chernicoff asked at DatacenterDynamics, “If—as many politicians and community leaders justifying these deals ... Read More »

Where Is Intel Headed?

Where Is Intel Headed?
August 20, 2015 No Comments »

Until just a few years ago, if you mentioned Intel, most people would have thought of a chip company focusing primarily on PCs and servers—and doing so with by far the best process technology in the world. But a number ... Read More »

Researchers Create Solid-State Battery

Researchers Create Solid-State Battery
August 20, 2015 No Comments »

Researchers from IT and Samsung have developed a battery that uses solid-state materials in place of the liquid electrolytes that many batteries currently use. Among the potential benefits of the new battery are longer life and improved safety. “The new ... Read More »

The Stress of Technology Jobs

The Stress of Technology Jobs
August 19, 2015 No Comments »

At least one common fact is regularly omitted from calls for more technology workers: the high stress of many such jobs. Although technology jobs are regularly touted as being exciting, interesting and high paying, little is said about the long ... Read More »