All posts by Jeff Clark

Wage-Fixing Settlement to Help IT Employment?

Wage-Fixing Settlement to Help IT Employment?
April 23, 2014 No Comments »

A lawsuit against Adobe, Apple, Google, Intel and other major technology firms alleging wage fixing and no-poaching agreements may result in a settlement, judging from a pickup in talks. A number of companies in the suit have already proposed to ... Read More »

IT Words to Eschew

IT Words to Eschew
April 22, 2014 No Comments »

In the quest to disrupt markets by utilizing innovative language going forward, particularly in a pioneering field like IT, the result often trends ridiculous. In other words, parroting industry buzzwords to garner attention makes prose look foolish. Thus, in an ... Read More »

Telecommuting Trend Grows Despite Yahoo, Others

Telecommuting Trend Grows Despite Yahoo, Others
April 21, 2014 No Comments »

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer stirred debate when she ended Yahoo’s telecommuting policy, saying that although “people are more productive when they’re alone,” they’re “they’re more collaborative and innovative when they’re together.” But according to Network World, a PGi survey has ... Read More »

Open Source Software Beats Proprietary?

Open Source Software Beats Proprietary?
April 18, 2014 No Comments »

According to a recent study by Coverity, which deals with software quality and testing, open source software tends to be less prone to code defects than its proprietary competition. Open source took a hit following recent revelations of the Heartbleed ... Read More »

Wintel to Become Indroid?

Wintel to Become Indroid?
April 17, 2014 No Comments »

As Intel seeks to take a bigger bite of the mobile market, which has been dominated by ARM, it is looking more to Android than Windows as its biggest target. Citing company CEO Brian Krzanich, Computerworld notes, “Intel hopes to ... Read More »

Heartbleed: The Most Important Lesson

Heartbleed: The Most Important Lesson
April 15, 2014 No Comments »

The revelation of the OpenSSL vulnerability “Heartbleed” has shaken the Internet, but beyond simply being a major security flaw, it has shown once again that the government is no friend of IT. NSA Involvement? Although no allegations have surfaced implying ... Read More »

Technology Jobs: No Degree Necessary?

Technology Jobs: No Degree Necessary?
April 15, 2014 No Comments »

Degrees from universities are increasingly unaffordable, and for some employment areas, they may be increasingly unnecessary. Patrick Thibodeau at Computerworld cites a study of technology employees in New York City that discovered “that 44% of jobs in the city’s ‘tech ... Read More »

Designing a Multi-Tier Data Center

Designing a Multi-Tier Data Center
April 11, 2014 No Comments »

With the increasing focus on controlling capital and operating expenses (capex and opex) while enabling data center growth that fits the immediate business needs (“right-sizing”), modularity has become a hot design trend. But modularity can, and in many cases should, ... Read More »

Intel Restructuring Costs Jobs

Intel Restructuring Costs Jobs
April 11, 2014 No Comments »

In a move to help it focus more on mobile as PC sales continue to decline, Intel is shuttering a Costa Rica–based plant for assembly and testing. The end of operations there will cost some 1,500 jobs. This move follows ... Read More »