All posts by Jeff Clark

Facebook Results Mixed

Facebook Results Mixed
April 23, 2015 No Comments »

The social-networking model of exchanging user data for services that allow individuals to share selfies and political opinions, all while letting advertisers get in on the action, has yet to prove itself to be profitable for companies like Twitter. Facebook ... Read More »

Simple Power-Based Attack Threatens Data Centers?

Simple Power-Based Attack Threatens Data Centers?
April 22, 2015 No Comments »

Not every cyber attack involves complicated malicious software; some attacks can take a much simpler route. According to Max Smolaks at DatacenterDynamics, some academic researchers have described an attack whereby a data center customer could run power-hogging processes and thereby ... Read More »

Another Rough Quarter for IBM

Another Rough Quarter for IBM
April 21, 2015 No Comments »

Another big quarter of stock buybacks totaling $1.2 billion gave IBM a slight earnings-per-share bump, but it couldn’t reverse its recent downward trend in revenue. According to the company’s 1Q15 results, total revenue fell 11.9% year over year to just ... Read More »

Google Iowa Data Center Expansion to Get Tax Break?

Google Iowa Data Center Expansion to Get Tax Break?
April 20, 2015 No Comments »

Search giant Google has plans to expand its Council Bluffs, Iowa, data center, and it’s likely to receive almost $20 million in state incentives for the project, according to Omaha World-Herald. But the sales-tax breaks, which would total $36.6 million ... Read More »

AMD Shutters SeaMicro Business

AMD Shutters SeaMicro Business
April 17, 2015 No Comments »

Following a big first-quarter loss, AMD has decided to close down its foray into dense microservers, which was based on the purchase of SeaMicro. “It is expected that AMD will focus its efforts on its new range of ARM-based processors ... Read More »

Regulatory Compliance and the Data Center

Regulatory Compliance and the Data Center
April 17, 2015 No Comments »

Eighty thousand. That’s roughly how many pages were in the Federal Register, which contains the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, according to the Congressional Research Service. And that doesn’t even count all the laws that supposedly underlie those regulations (the ... Read More »

Who’s Responsible for Data Center Energy Efficiency?

Who’s Responsible for Data Center Energy Efficiency?
April 16, 2015 No Comments »

Greater energy efficiency is a laudable goal, but it is not and cannot be the chief goal of business. There’s always room for greater efficiency, but the costs of improvement area eventually become prohibitive. In light of increasingly frequent calls ... Read More »

Missouri Adds Tax Breaks for Data Centers

Missouri Adds Tax Breaks for Data Centers
April 15, 2015 No Comments »

Yet another state has jumped on the data center tax-incentive bandwagon. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon recently signed a bill that offers sales-tax breaks on some equipment and utilities, as well as additional tax breaks for property purchased with a view ... Read More »

EMRs and Health IT Take Another Hit

EMRs and Health IT Take Another Hit
April 14, 2015 No Comments »

Throwing more technology at health care may be doing little to help the troubled industry, according to a new Accenture health-IT study of some 2,600 doctors, including about 600 in the U.S. Once hailed as a means of increasing efficiency, ... Read More »