All posts by Jeff Clark

No Technology Bubble?

No Technology Bubble?
July 28, 2014 No Comments »

According to Doug Schade at InformationWeek, the technology market isn’t a bubble—not yet, anyway. Making a this-time-is-different argument, Schade believes the conditions surrounding the market are unlike those during the infamous dot-com crash of 2000. “I don’t see the frenzied ... Read More »

The Question: To Be Diverse, or Not to Be Diverse

The Question: To Be Diverse, or Not to Be Diverse
July 25, 2014 No Comments »

As The Data Center Journal noted last month, technology news outlets tend to fall all over themselves periodically as they seek to identify the greatest diversity offender. The latest organization to fall on CNet’s chopping block is Twitter, followed immediately ... Read More »

Wanted: Clear Thinking on Patents

Wanted: Clear Thinking on Patents
July 24, 2014 No Comments »

The matter of intellectual property (IP)—particularly patents—arises regularly in the technology industry and often makes the headlines in the form of reports on patent trolls or the perennial Apple-versus-Samsung slugfest. Most observers of the often ridiculous goings-on would likely agree ... Read More »

STEM Graduates Pursuing Other Fields

STEM Graduates Pursuing Other Fields
July 24, 2014 No Comments »

Technology-industry executives and politicians consistently clamor for more STEM education and training to fill an ostensible dearth in employees. But according to a U.S. Census Bureau report, the unemployment rate for “computer workers” is just 2.7%—far lower than the rate ... Read More »

Monday Humor: U.S. Punishes Counterfeiting of Cisco Gear

Monday Humor: U.S. Punishes Counterfeiting of Cisco Gear
July 21, 2014 No Comments »

Apparently unable to ever see the comedy of its actions, the U.S. government sentenced a counterfeiter of Cisco products to jail time. In cahoots with a Chinese company, ConnectZone.com owner Daniel Oberholtzer produced “counterfeit Cisco Systems network products that were ... Read More »

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 »