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Wanted: Clear Thinking on Patents

Wanted: Clear Thinking on Patents
July 24, 2014 No Comments »

The matter of intellectual property (IP)—particularly patents—arises regularly in the technology industry and often makes the headlines in the form of reports on patent trolls or the perennial Apple-versus-Samsung slugfest. Most observers of the often ridiculous goings-on would likely agree ... Read More »

The Data Center Dating Game: Matching Application Needs With Infrastructure Capabilities

The Data Center Dating Game: Matching Application Needs With Infrastructure Capabilities
July 23, 2014 No Comments »

The way most organizations decide where to host their application workloads is going through a significant change. When a new application or workload demand is released into production, the process looks very different than what has been done in the ... Read More »

Small Businesses Can Be a Big Deal for Resellers in the Cloud

Small Businesses Can Be a Big Deal for Resellers in the Cloud
July 21, 2014 No Comments »

Small businesses are the engine of the U.S. economy, accounting for well over half of all sales and providing more than 50% of all jobs, according to the Small Business Administration. What constitutes a “small business” varies by the organization ... Read More »

Microsoft Stumbling as It Cuts Jobs?

Microsoft Stumbling as It Cuts Jobs?
July 17, 2014 No Comments »

Microsoft has announced nearly triple the job cuts initially expected: some 18,000 over the next year, with most (about 12,500) being from the recently acquired Nokia Devices and Services side. This huge round of layoffs accounts for nearly 15% of ... Read More »

Five Ways to Take Advantage of the New IBM i 7.2 Operating System

Five Ways to Take Advantage of the New IBM i 7.2 Operating System
July 16, 2014 No Comments »

Recently IBM announced the availability of its much anticipated IBM i 7.2 operating system, the industry’s leading integrated operating environment, to great industry acclaim. Users of Power platforms such as Power Systems, PureFlex and Power Blades are excited about a ... Read More »

Whatever Happened to FDCCI?

Whatever Happened to FDCCI?
July 15, 2014 No Comments »

Like many government efforts to increase efficiency, the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI) began with fervor and firm targets but has faded as the project grew more daunting. With the federal government’s PortfolioStat program having subsumed the FDCCI, the ... Read More »

Challenges and Solutions in Cross-Regional Data Integration

Challenges and Solutions in Cross-Regional Data Integration
July 14, 2014 No Comments »

The world’s information doubles every 13 months. The Internet, coupled with the rapidly emerging Internet of Things, is generating data faster than at any time in human history. As the Earth’s volume of data continues to multiply at this astonishing ... Read More »

Right to Be Forgotten: Forget About It

Right to Be Forgotten: Forget About It
July 8, 2014 No Comments »

A recent European court decision involving Google has raised awareness and debate regarding the so-called right to be forgotten. Rooted in matters related to privacy, the right to be forgotten creates more problems than it solves and may actually become ... Read More »

Can You Manage Me, Now? Cellular Out-of-Band and the Future of Remote Infrastructure Management

Can You Manage Me, Now? Cellular Out-of-Band and the Future of Remote Infrastructure Management
July 7, 2014 1 Comment »

Out-of-band management (OOBM) is becoming an increasingly vital part of the business-continuity tool kit, as data center locations become more remote and as enterprises look to avoid costly network outages any way they can. Thus, remote management and monitoring hinge ... Read More »

Can Windows 9 Revive the PC?

Can Windows 9 Revive the PC?
July 3, 2014 No Comments »

The decline of the PC is often blamed in part on Microsoft’s Windows 8 OS, which failed to bridge the fixed and mobile markets to users’ satisfaction. And recent market-share numbers indicate that Windows 8 uptake is stalling, outpaced even ... Read More »