All posts by Jeff Clark

IBM Remains Patent Leader

IBM Remains Patent Leader
January 13, 2015 No Comments »

IBM stayed at the top of the list of patent recipients by garnering 7,534 approved claims in 2014, at 10.6% year-over-year increase according to EE Times. All told, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office awarded over a whopping 300,000 patents ... Read More »

What Interview Strategies Say About IT Hiring

What Interview Strategies Say About IT Hiring
January 12, 2015 No Comments »

At first glance, a jobs site like Monster or CareerBuilder looks great to an aspiring IT professional—until her or she realizes that every other job seeker thinks so too. In the same way, commonly proclaimed interview strategies have the same ... Read More »

Internet Security to Get Worse in 2015?

Internet Security to Get Worse in 2015?
January 9, 2015 No Comments »

The past year saw a number of high-profile data breaches and other cyber events, such as the Heartbleed vulnerability. And with the Internet of Things (IoT) on the horizon, the security landscape is looking increasingly bleak. At Computerworld, Steven J. ... Read More »

Internet of Things (IoT): Overdue or Overboard?

Internet of Things (IoT): Overdue or Overboard?
January 8, 2015 No Comments »

Numerous reports about the goings on at the 2015 International CES have focused on the Internet of Things (IoT), including the usual smattering of absurd gadgets that probably won’t go anywhere. But one of the themes is networked computing everywhere, ... Read More »

IHS Conducts Data Center Trends Survey

IHS Conducts Data Center Trends Survey
January 8, 2015 No Comments »

Data center operators today face a number of transitions, including movement to the cloud or other outsourcing venues as well as a drive toward greater energy efficiency. But differentiating between hype and real developments in the industry can be difficult. ... Read More »

Questioning DCIM

Questioning DCIM
January 7, 2015 No Comments »

Although it sounds like a fast and easy way to reduce operational expenses in a data center, DCIM (data center infrastructure management) may be losing some of its sparkle. According to Zahl Limbuwala, DCIM has become a buzzy bubble that ... Read More »

Falling Oil Price to Mean Carbon Tax?

Falling Oil Price to Mean Carbon Tax?
January 6, 2015 No Comments »

When the Data Center Journal considered in mid-December how the price of oil might affect data center operators, the cost of a barrel of WTI crude was around $55. Since then it has broken below $49, a drop of almost ... Read More »

Local Storage Doomed?

Local Storage Doomed?
January 6, 2015 No Comments »

Thanks in part to mobile mania, users are increasingly storing data in the cloud rather than on local drives. Remote storage available through the Internet allows a user to access data from any connected device without the need for constant ... Read More »

Gartner: Slight PC Growth, Slowing Tablet Sales

Gartner: Slight PC Growth, Slowing Tablet Sales
January 5, 2015 No Comments »

According to research firm Gartner, shipments of PCs (including desktops, notebooks and “ultramobile premium” notebook-style devices) are set to rise almost 1% in 2015 compared with the previous year. Gartner forecasts tablet shipments to rise by about 8% and mobile ... Read More »