All posts by Jeff Clark

Data Center Infrastructure Market: East Versus West

Data Center Infrastructure Market: East Versus West
September 12, 2014 No Comments »

Chinese data center infrastructure providers will siphon 2% market share from western providers before 2018, according to Gartner. Partially to blame for this shift is “increasing anti-US sentiment,” notes ZDNet. Citing the research firm, the article says, “China already has ... Read More »

IoT Traffic to Surpass Video?

IoT Traffic to Surpass Video?
September 11, 2014 No Comments »

Video traffic hogs much of the Internet’s bandwidth, but its hunger for wider data “pipes” has some reasonable limits. Users can collectively watch only so much video (24 hours per day), and the resolution eventually reaches a limit for a ... Read More »

Talking Intellectual Property

Talking Intellectual Property
September 9, 2014 No Comments »

The ongoing technology patent wars, apparent abuses by patent trolls, absurd intellectual-property (IP) claims and so on have done at least one good thing: they have spurred growing discussion of the role of IP in law and the economy. A ... Read More »

Regular Password Changes Unnecessary?

Regular Password Changes Unnecessary?
September 9, 2014 No Comments »

One of the well-known rules of online security is that you should regularly change your passwords. Many sites even force you to do so periodically. But this wisdom may be less wise than it seems, according to a blog by ... Read More »

Colocation Data Center to Accept Bitcoin

Colocation Data Center to Accept Bitcoin
September 8, 2014 No Comments »

A colocation data center in Canada is now accepting the virtual currency Bitcoin as payment for services. According to DatacenterDynamics, Root Data Center’s Tier III facility in Montreal started accepting Bitcoin at the end of August. The company claimed to ... Read More »

Translating the Language of Network Security

Translating the Language of Network Security
September 5, 2014 No Comments »

Like any field, network security has its own peculiar jargon that can make understanding the underlying concepts rather difficult. Furthermore, many IT professionals use acronyms and abbreviations to a fault, so the task of following the language can be doubly ... Read More »

Microsoft Fights Data Warrant

Microsoft Fights Data Warrant
September 2, 2014 No Comments »

A court order requiring Microsoft to give U.S. prosecutors email data from its Dublin, Ireland, data center had been under a stay until a U.S. district judge reiterated the order last week. This case raises a number of questions, from ... Read More »

Internet of Things (IoT): Too Much Hype?

Internet of Things (IoT): Too Much Hype?
August 29, 2014 No Comments »

The Internet of Things (IoT) sounds like a great idea for both companies and consumers, but it faces a number of problems. Although the potential for an explosion in Internet-connected devices tempts product vendors and data center operators, who see ... Read More »

Technology Won’t Replace Humans

Technology Won’t Replace Humans
August 28, 2014 No Comments »

Looking back at the way the Industrial Revolution altered the market for many job types, it’s easy to extend that thinking to the “Digital Revolution” and foresee humans being all but entirely replaced by robots and (or perhaps with) artificial ... Read More »