All posts by Jeff Clark

Verizon: Cloud Computing Nears Mainstream

Verizon: Cloud Computing Nears Mainstream
October 30, 2014 No Comments »

A new Verizon report suggests that far from being just a buzzword or hype, cloud computing is “rapidly becoming a mainstream delivery model for enterprise IT,” according to DatacenterDynamics. Survey results from 451 Research, which helped Verizon by providing data ... Read More »

Renewed Interest in Climate Change to Influence Data Centers?

Renewed Interest in Climate Change to Influence Data Centers?
October 29, 2014 No Comments »

As energy guzzlers, data centers are often targets of concern or even scorn in light of concern over environmental issues related to energy production and consumption—particularly, among some groups, climate change. According to Peter Judge at DatacenterDynamics, renewed interest in ... Read More »

Twitter’s “Strong Financial Quarter”

Twitter’s “Strong Financial Quarter”
October 28, 2014 No Comments »

According to CEO Dick Costolo in a press release, Twitter “had another very strong financial quarter,” with net earnings just shy of $7 million in 3Q14 compared with a $17 million loss in the same quarter a year earlier. That ... Read More »

Senator: High-Skilled Worker Crisis

Senator: High-Skilled Worker Crisis
October 27, 2014 No Comments »

Picking up the hackneyed refrain, U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (Utah) called for more H-1B visas to make up for what he calls a “crisis” owing to a shortage of high-skilled workers. “American companies were [because of the current H-1B visa ... Read More »

Move Over EMRs: The IoT Will Save Health Care

Move Over EMRs: The IoT Will Save Health Care
October 23, 2014 No Comments »

You know an industry is in dire trouble when technologies line up for the position of savior (just Google “technology will save health care”). Electronic medical records (EMRs, or electronic health records—EHRs) remain a favorite of many aspiring health-care reformers, ... Read More »

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 »