All posts by Jeff Clark

This Industry Needs More Diversity

This Industry Needs More Diversity
June 18, 2015 No Comments »

We hear it all the time: calls for more diversity and better representation of some group in a given industry. In an article at CIO, Sharon Florentine asks, “How long would you stay at a job, or in a career ... Read More »

IoT to End the Password?

IoT to End the Password?
June 18, 2015 No Comments »

Hype has met the “X is dead” template in the form of the Internet of Things (IoT) killing the password. According to Paul Roberts at Network World, “The password is dead. We’ve known that for a while….The shift to wearables ... Read More »

U.S. OPM Hacking Makes Case for Strong Encryption

U.S. OPM Hacking Makes Case for Strong Encryption
June 16, 2015 No Comments »

Numerous U.S. government officials have argued that law-enforcement agencies need special access to encrypted communications, but the recent hack of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) suggests otherwise. According to the Associated Press, the hack exposed records on everyone in ... Read More »

Tough Job for New Twitter CEO

Tough Job for New Twitter CEO
June 15, 2015 No Comments »

Dick Costolo, CEO of social network Twitter, is stepping down and will be succeeded by company cofounder Jack Dorsey. The new CEO will face a number of challenges, as Zach Miners points out at Network World. Among them is differentiation: ... Read More »

The Problem With IT Resumes

The Problem With IT Resumes
June 11, 2015 No Comments »

What’s the problem with IT resumes? They’re useless—at least in the opinion of many people on both sides of the hiring desk. Part of the problem is the level of competition: everyone and their cousin can check out CareerBuilder.com or ... Read More »

Intel Layoffs Coming?

Intel Layoffs Coming?
June 11, 2015 No Comments »

Chip giant Intel is planning substantial layoffs according to a leaked internal memo, likely owing in part to the declining PC market. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports, “Intel is quietly making plans to lay off employees across the company later this month ... Read More »

Differing Views on Technology Impact of NSA Revelations

Differing Views on Technology Impact of NSA Revelations
June 10, 2015 No Comments »

According to a press release from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), the NSA surveillance apparatus could cost U.S. technology companies far more than the foundation initially estimated. Since the Edward Snowden revelations, “it has become clear that the ... Read More »

Electronic Privacy? Fuggedaboutit!

Electronic Privacy? Fuggedaboutit!
June 9, 2015 No Comments »

As more personal, economic and political activity relies on electronic communications, with data centers as the network hubs, the question of privacy arises continually. But the fight for privacy in the age of Facebook runs up against a number of ... Read More »

Doubly Unexpected Data Center Disasters

Doubly Unexpected Data Center Disasters
June 9, 2015 No Comments »

Few disasters are expected, but even data center operators that conduct extensive planning and preparation may still be blindsided by freak events. At InformationWeek, Charles Babcock lists several events that caught some data centers by surprise. For instance, the state ... Read More »