All posts by Jeff Clark

Hungary Plans Internet Tax

Hungary Plans Internet Tax
October 23, 2014 No Comments »

Hungary may not be the first nation you think of when it comes to the developed world, but strange ideas from places that seldom make news have a way of spreading. (For instance, the “bail-ins” of Cyprus have piqued the ... Read More »

Industry Outlook: Flywheel UPS Systems for the Data Center

Industry Outlook: Flywheel UPS Systems for the Data Center
October 22, 2014 1 Comment »

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 Mark A. Ascolese about flywheel UPS products and ... Read More »

Microsoft Doth Protest Too Much

Microsoft Doth Protest Too Much
October 22, 2014 No Comments »

Microsoft has long griped about a supposed shortage of STEM workers and an inadequate H-1B visa program to take up the slack. But the company has now been caught up in a lawsuit alleging no-poaching deals among technology giants. According ... Read More »

Big Blues for IBM?

Big Blues for IBM?
October 21, 2014 No Comments »

IBM’s exit from semiconductor manufacturing came with an interesting price tag: $1.5 billion. That’s how much Big Blue paid GlobalFoundries to take its money-losing chip unit off its hands. GlobalFoundries itself was a spinoff from x86 company AMD, which likewise ... Read More »

AMD to Lay Off 7% of Staff

AMD to Lay Off 7% of Staff
October 21, 2014 No Comments »

AMD—“that other x86 vendor”—has struggled for years to put a dent in Intel’s dominant market share. Recent efforts have focused on bringing the ARM architecture to servers, although the benefits of ARM over x86 in line-powered systems that tackle larger ... Read More »

FBI Director: Encryption Bad for Law Enforcement

FBI Director: Encryption Bad for Law Enforcement
October 20, 2014 No Comments »

Law enforcement agencies—despite the government’s super-invasive dragnet surveillance programs (courtesy of the NSA and, no doubt, others from the alphabet-soup community)—shouldn’t be forced to deal with the hassle of encryption when targeting citizens for investigation, according to U.S. FBI Director ... Read More »

Intel Betting on Workload-Optimized Hardware

Intel Betting on Workload-Optimized Hardware
October 16, 2014 No Comments »

Although highly programmable processors give designers and developers greater flexibility, they consume more power than dedicated hardware for certain tasks. With data centers focusing more on power consumption, specialized processors may gain more traction—at least that’s what Intel hopes, according ... Read More »

Industry Outlook: The State of Privacy

Industry Outlook: The State of Privacy
October 15, 2014 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 Private.me Chief Operating Officer (COO) Robert Neivert about ... Read More »

Twist in Silicon Valley Wage Fixing Case

Twist in Silicon Valley Wage Fixing Case
October 15, 2014 No Comments »

Despite having reached an agreement with Adobe, Apple, Google and Intel in a case regarding no-poaching arrangements among several tech giants, the employees that filed suit are now opposing the settlement. According to Zach Miners at Computerworld, “The suit accuses ... Read More »