All posts by Jeff Clark

A Chance for Fusion?

A Chance for Fusion?
October 14, 2014 No Comments »

The drive toward greener data centers often focuses on energy sources, with coal and nuclear receiving the greatest criticism for their emissions and waste products, respectively. Solar and wind power are the face of alternative power, but a few other ... Read More »

Clearing the Way for IoT

Clearing the Way for IoT
October 10, 2014 No Comments »

Setting aside the hype, the Internet of Things (IoT) at least theoretically could be a big market. According to Scott Amyx at InformationWeek, the U.S. government needs to step in with a variety of policies that promote this nascent market. ... Read More »

Is the Enterprise Data Center Dying?

Is the Enterprise Data Center Dying?
October 10, 2014 No Comments »

Growth in the cloud and in various IT outsourcing options could lead the casual observer to think that the enterprise data center is an endangered species. Then again, a casual observer might also buy into the informal notion that the ... Read More »

Peter Thiel’s Interesting Take on Tech

Peter Thiel’s Interesting Take on Tech
October 9, 2014 No Comments »

At the recent Gartner Symposium ITxpo, PayPal cofounder and billionaire venture capitalist Peter Thiel offered his view on a number of technology-related areas, according to a recap at ZDNet. Here’s a look at some of Thiel’s main points that intersect ... Read More »

Apple and Stock Buybacks

Apple and Stock Buybacks
October 9, 2014 No Comments »

The technology market can’t possibly be in a bubble; after all, Apple has so much money in its coffers that instead of investing in innovation, it should buy back its own stocks to increase shareholder dividends and drive up the ... Read More »

Gartner’s 10 Technology Trends for 2015

Gartner’s 10 Technology Trends for 2015
October 8, 2014 No Comments »

What will the technology landscape look like in 2015? According to Gartner’s list of top 10 strategic technologies, computing everywhere and the Internet of Things (the difference between these two might be a little fuzzy) made the list. According to ... Read More »

New Material Holds Promise for Solar Power

New Material Holds Promise for Solar Power
October 7, 2014 No Comments »

Because of its abundance and easy availability, solar energy has a strong draw for both consumers and data center operators. The problem—and there always is one—is converting that energy into electricity to power appliances, lights, servers and so on. Most ... Read More »

Will HP Split Make Any Difference?

Will HP Split Make Any Difference?
October 7, 2014 No Comments »

HP announced a move to reorganize by splitting the business into PC and printer segment and an enterprise segment. After suffering from leadership difficulties spanning a number of years, the company hired Meg Whitman in 2011; she will remain president ... Read More »

Smart-Meter Hacking: A Preview of the IoT?

Smart-Meter Hacking: A Preview of the IoT?
October 2, 2014 No Comments »

A primary concern regarding the Internet of Things (IoT) is security: the proliferation of networked processors in just about everything gives hackers a world of new marks. Upcoming revelations of weaknesses in smart meters, which are really nothing all that ... Read More »