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IT Words to Eschew

IT Words to Eschew
April 22, 2014 No Comments »

In the quest to disrupt markets by utilizing innovative language going forward, particularly in a pioneering field like IT, the result often trends ridiculous. In other words, parroting industry buzzwords to garner attention makes prose look foolish. Thus, in an ... Read More »

How Big Data Means Big Security Changes: Effective Identity Management in a Data-Driven World

How Big Data Means Big Security Changes: Effective Identity Management in a Data-Driven World
April 17, 2014 No Comments »

Data is growing at an exponential rate. As one expert recently put it, its growth rate is equivalent to placing a single grain of rice on the first square of a chess board, two grains on the second square and ... Read More »

Heartbleed: The Most Important Lesson

Heartbleed: The Most Important Lesson
April 15, 2014 No Comments »

The revelation of the OpenSSL vulnerability “Heartbleed” has shaken the Internet, but beyond simply being a major security flaw, it has shown once again that the government is no friend of IT. NSA Involvement? Although no allegations have surfaced implying ... Read More »

Quick as a Flash: How to Implement a Successful All-Flash Data Center

Quick as a Flash: How to Implement a Successful All-Flash Data Center
April 14, 2014 No Comments »

A long time ago—at least in technology terms—disk storage was the new kid on the block. In 1980, Seagate introduced groundbreaking technology with the hard-disk drive. The first version of the hard-disk drive (HDD) was capable of storing a mere ... Read More »

Industry Outlook: The Future of the Enterprise Cloud

Industry Outlook: The Future of the Enterprise Cloud
April 10, 2014 2 Comments »

Industry Outlook is a regular Data Center Journal Q&A series that presents expert views on market trends, technologies and other issues relevant to data centers and IT. This week, Industry Outlook asks Markley Group CTO Patrick Gilmore about cloud computing ... Read More »

Tackling the Hurdles of the Software-Defined Data Center

Tackling the Hurdles of the Software-Defined Data Center
April 9, 2014 No Comments »

In the evolving IT landscape where technology is moving at an incredible pace, IT departments have been tasked with keeping their infrastructures up and running 24/7 while also managing increasing complexities, as the needs of business users are quickly surpassing ... Read More »

Will Slowing Moore’s Law Boost Hardware Modularity?

Will Slowing Moore’s Law Boost Hardware Modularity?
April 8, 2014 No Comments »

As silicon manufacturers begin to fall short of the pace set by Moore’s Law, the incentive for alternative methods of hardware innovation will increase. A number of settings have seen the benefits of modularity, including data center design, so could ... Read More »

Making Big Data Work for Small Businesses

Making Big Data Work for Small Businesses
April 7, 2014 1 Comment »

An unfortunate side effect of the creation of the term big data is that many smaller businesses and organizations automatically assume that big data analytics is only applicable to the enterprise. Big data, however, is no longer just for big ... 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 »

Managing Data Center Security

Managing Data Center Security
April 2, 2014 No Comments »

In February 2014 DCN, I ended my retrospective on data center security by highlighting two standards, ISO 27001 (i.e., for an information security management system, or ISMS) and ISO 22301 (i.e., for a business continuity management system, or a BCMS). ... Read More »