All posts by Jeff Clark

Surprise: iPads Don’t Fix Education

Surprise: iPads Don’t Fix Education
December 3, 2014 No Comments »

Education—particularly related to STEM subjects—is a topic that intersects with the IT and data center worlds on numerous fronts. But leave it to government bureaucrats to try to fix the problems that plague the U.S. school system by throwing technology ... Read More »

Is Mobile Mania Ending?

Is Mobile Mania Ending?
December 2, 2014 No Comments »

With the flood of tablet and smartphone purchases over recent years, often at the expense of PC sales, the mantra claiming the death of the PC gained steam. But as one would eventually expect from any hot trend, momentum for ... Read More »

Sweeping Internet Encryption on the Way?

Sweeping Internet Encryption on the Way?
December 2, 2014 No Comments »

Last month, the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) called for across-the-board Internet encryption at all levels of the protocol stack, according to Dark Reading. IAB chairman Russ Housley wrote, “The IAB now believes it is important for protocol designers, developers, and ... Read More »

Essential Growth Strategies for Mid-Market Organizations in 2015

Essential Growth Strategies for Mid-Market Organizations in 2015
December 1, 2014 No Comments »

As mid-market customers plan ahead for 2015 amidst a recovering economy, they continue to face a number of challenges. How can they improve customer service, launch innovative new products and services while streamlining operations under tight budgetary and time restrictions? ... Read More »

U.K. Data-Retention Laws to Stress Data Centers?

U.K. Data-Retention Laws to Stress Data Centers?
December 1, 2014 No Comments »

In the never-ending quest by western governments to root out the bogeyman (regardless of whether he actually exists), data-retention laws are increasingly under consideration. These laws may provide a veneer of privacy because they require companies to collect and store ... Read More »

E.U. Legislators Call for Google Breakup?

E.U. Legislators Call for Google Breakup?
November 28, 2014 No Comments »

A European Parliament vote this week raises the possibility of a regulatory breakup of Google, according to Stephen Shankland at CNet. The resolution suggests that regulators consider “‘unbundling search engines from other commercial services.’ That unbundling could separate Google services ... Read More »

A Dissenting View on Net Neutrality (Part 3)

A Dissenting View on Net Neutrality (Part 3)
November 26, 2014 No Comments »

This article is part 3 of a series looking at the issue of net neutrality as it relates to a free market. Also see part 1 and part 2 of this series. The contentious issue of net neutrality revolves around ... Read More »

Tablet and PC Markets Equalizing?

Tablet and PC Markets Equalizing?
November 26, 2014 No Comments »

IDC predicts that growth in tablet shipments for 2014 will reach 7.2%–a huge drop from 52.5% in 2013. Meanwhile, PC shipments are forecast to decline just 2.7% in 2014, reports CNet. “Why the slowing growth in tablet shipments? IDC says ... Read More »

NSA Cares About Privacy; NSA Says So

NSA Cares About Privacy; NSA Says So
November 25, 2014 No Comments »

When it comes to the NSA (or any government agency), you can always take it at its word. And you can rest assured that this voyeuristic organization cares about privacy because it appointed a civil-liberties and privacy director: Rebecca Richards. ... Read More »