All posts by Jeff Clark

Is the New Windows a Pivotal Point for Microsoft?

Is the New Windows a Pivotal Point for Microsoft?
September 30, 2014 No Comments »

Galen Gruman at InfoWorld believes that the forthcoming version of Windows (whatever the name—Windows 9, Threshold or some yet-to-be-announced moniker) is “make-or-break time for Microsoft.” To be sure, no company is indispensable, but the software giant may have earned itself ... Read More »

HP Gives Server Market a Shot in the ARM

HP Gives Server Market a Shot in the ARM
September 30, 2014 No Comments »

HP has delivered ARM-based modules for its Moonshot server system, according to DatacenterDynamics. The company is one of several that are looking to give data center operators a viable alternative to x86-based products from Intel and, to a (much) lesser ... Read More »

EMRs Continue to Disappoint

EMRs Continue to Disappoint
September 29, 2014 No Comments »

Call them what you will: electronic medical records (EMRs), electronic health records (EHRs) or whatever—they continue to be a pain for many medical professionals. “Personally, I’ve felt the brunt of EHR adoption on both the physician side and the patient ... Read More »

Obamacare Website: Price Tag Tops $2 Billion

Obamacare Website: Price Tag Tops $2 Billion
September 26, 2014 No Comments »

According to Bloomberg, the cost of Healthcare.gov (the Obamacare website) has reached roughly $2.1 billion. IT projects that go over budget and past schedule are common, but the involvement of the notoriously inefficient and wasteful federal government has compounded the ... Read More »

Patent Trolls, Nvidia vs. Samsung and Other IP Battles

Patent Trolls, Nvidia vs. Samsung and Other IP Battles
September 25, 2014 No Comments »

The intellectual-property (IP) juggernaut may be fraying at the edges thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Alice Corp. v CLS Bank, but other patent battles are brewing, with semiconductor-IP giant ARM caught tangentially in an infringement suit by ... Read More »

Microsoft Laments U.S. H-1B Policy

Microsoft Laments U.S. H-1B Policy
September 25, 2014 No Comments »

Despite having recently announced plans to cut 18,000 jobs—about 14% of its staff—Microsoft lamented the U.S. H-1B visa policy, which (rightly or wrongly) prevents the company from shipping in as many foreign workers as it pleases, at a conference on ... Read More »

PayPal Moves Toward Bitcoin

PayPal Moves Toward Bitcoin
September 24, 2014 No Comments »

Although it has by no means fully accepted Bitcoin on the same level as national currencies, PayPal has taken a small step in that direction. The company has formed a partnership with several Bitcoin processors—BitPay, Coinbase and GoCoin—to enable some ... Read More »

Big Data: The Bubble to End All Tech Bubbles?

Big Data: The Bubble to End All Tech Bubbles?
September 23, 2014 No Comments »

A rising stock market that defies underlying economic indicators (e.g., the declining labor-force participation rate, falling hours worked by the average employee, ever growing government debts and so on) has fueled talk of bubbles. The technology world is no stranger ... Read More »

Amazon Uses Data Center to Heat High-Rise

Amazon Uses Data Center to Heat High-Rise
September 23, 2014 No Comments »

Amazon is planning to put the waste heat from one of its data centers to good use: heating a new building in Seattle that’s currently under construction, according to TechFlash. “The idea makes so much sense that it prompts one ... Read More »