All posts by Jeff Clark

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 »

Sad and Humorous Terms-of-Service Experiment

Sad and Humorous Terms-of-Service Experiment
October 2, 2014 No Comments »

Mobile-security firm F-Secure conducted a social experiment in London whereby users who connected to a Wi-Fi network accepted an outlandish terms-of-service agreement: they agreed to give up their firstborn to the company. The mildly humorous experiment showed something almost everyone ... Read More »

New Data Center for World’s Biggest Ponzi Scheme

New Data Center for World’s Biggest Ponzi Scheme
October 1, 2014 No Comments »

Following the U.S. federal government’s effort to reduce its data center space (one wonders why, since it apparently sees no problem with spending more than half a trillion dollars over budget every year), the Social Security Administration is moving to ... Read More »

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 »