All posts by Jeff Clark

Yahoo’s Encryption: Security or Show?

Yahoo’s Encryption: Security or Show?
April 4, 2014 No Comments »

In a move likely motivated in part by the NSA scandal, Yahoo has implemented encryption of traffic between its data centers, according to DatacenterDynamics. “In November last year Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer announced plans to extend efforts to encrypt all ... Read More »

A New Tech Bubble or Just Hot Air?

A New Tech Bubble or Just Hot Air?
April 3, 2014 No Comments »

The psychological aspect of markets makes it difficult to predict bubbles and busts, let alone identify bubbles as they inflate. The technology sector has come under increasing scrutiny as possibly being in the midst of a new dot-com-style bubble, but ... Read More »

Snowden Effect Hits Cloud

Snowden Effect Hits Cloud
April 2, 2014 No Comments »

A recent survey conducted by NTT Communications indicates that Edward Snowden’s NSA revelations are affecting the way IT decision makers are using the cloud, according to DatacenterDynamics. Almost 90% of participants claimed to have changed their approach to the cloud ... Read More »

Technology Wage Fixing: No Real STEM Shortage?

Technology Wage Fixing: No Real STEM Shortage?
April 1, 2014 No Comments »

A class-action lawsuit against major technology companies over alleged wage-fixing and non-poaching agreements appears to be headed for a trial following a U.S. District Court ruling last week. But beyond the matter of questionable business practices on the part of ... Read More »

Women, STEM and Education

Women, STEM and Education
April 1, 2014 1 Comment »

Playing off of the increasingly unbelievable notion of a dearth in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) talent, a nonprofit group is calling for more government meddling in education as the solution to the ostensible problem of too few women ... Read More »

Big Data: Health Care’s Next Savior

Big Data: Health Care’s Next Savior
March 31, 2014 No Comments »

Picking up where electronic medical records (EMRs) and Obamacare insurance exchanges left off, big data is the next in line to solve the problems plaguing health care. A recent MeriTalk report details how “the healthcare industry could see big benefits ... Read More »

Facebook Buys Insane Asylum

Facebook Buys Insane Asylum
March 28, 2014 No Comments »

Not really. But Facebook did spend $2 billion on virtual-reality firm Oculus VR. This most recent acquisition in the company’s buying binge follows its $19 billion acquisition of messaging service WhatsApp. The Oculus VR purchase may be apt, as Facebook ... Read More »

Keeping Technology in Perspective

Keeping Technology in Perspective
March 27, 2014 No Comments »

In a recent article at InformationWeek, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation president Robert Atkinson decries what he claims is “widespread opposition to progress” in the U.S. “Today,” he said, “the dominant response to new technologies—from nanotechnology to biotech and the ... Read More »

Raised Floor Still Championed

Raised Floor Still Championed
March 26, 2014 No Comments »

The arguments presented by many advocates of slab floors in the data center make the raised floor seem like a dying holdover from antiquity. Although slab floors are clearly superior in some cases, they lose some of the clear benefits ... Read More »