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How Can the Mid-Market Stay Competitive? Galileo Had the Right Idea

How Can the Mid-Market Stay Competitive? Galileo Had the Right Idea
December 17, 2014 No Comments »

Most large enterprise IT folks have addressed “big data” demands over the past few years, but new research suggests that the time has come for mid-market companies to consider the implications. It’s been more than 400 years since Galileo built ... Read More »

Does Falling Oil Price Affect Data Centers?

Does Falling Oil Price Affect Data Centers?
December 16, 2014 1 Comment »

The price of oil (WTI crude) has, pardon the phrase, tanked since midyear, falling nearly 50% from over $100 a barrel to just under $55. Naturally, since energy is the main consumable of data centers, the question arises regarding the ... Read More »

How Supercomputers Are Helping the Data Center Evolve

How Supercomputers Are Helping the Data Center Evolve
December 15, 2014 No Comments »

The microwave oven came about as the result of radar research. Safety grooving of concrete to increase traction and prevent injury was first developed to reduce aircraft accidents on wet runways. Goodyear developed a fibrous material, five times stronger than ... Read More »

Data Center Power Versus Network Usage

Data Center Power Versus Network Usage
December 11, 2014 1 Comment »

Data center operators are regularly berated for their power usage, perhaps most infamously in a 2012 New York Times article titled “Power, Pollution and the Internet.” In the article, James Glanz noted, “The inefficient use of power is largely driven ... Read More »

Trimming the Fat: How to Make Your Colocation Offering as Efficient as Possible

Trimming the Fat: How to Make Your Colocation Offering as Efficient as Possible
December 10, 2014 No Comments »

A recent study conducted in North America by IMS Research found that the colocation market will be worth $10 billion by 2018. But this prediction does not represent a guaranteed windfall for colocation companies. Although organizations are indeed becoming ever ... Read More »

The Only Thing We Have to Fear: It’s Not AI

The Only Thing We Have to Fear: It’s Not AI
December 9, 2014 No Comments »

Artificial intelligence (AI) has long been the stuff of sci-fi/horror hybrids like the Terminator franchise, as well as literary works that preceded Hollywood movies. Recently, a number of celebrities have expressed concern over the possibility that AI could lead to ... Read More »

Three Things to Know About the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Coming Service Revolution

Three Things to Know About the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Coming Service Revolution
December 4, 2014 No Comments »

By the year 2020, the “Internet of Things” (IoT) will be transforming our world. The IoT phenomenon, according to industry experts, will comprise 26 billion connected “devices,” including medical devices, home security systems and vehicles—and possibly even the shoes on ... Read More »

Achieving Data Center Agility With Converged Infrastructure

Achieving Data Center Agility With Converged Infrastructure
December 3, 2014 No Comments »

Most enterprises rely on their data centers to offer services to internal and external users. Important concerns for any data center today include the following: Faster provisioning of new services to meet sudden business demands Scaling existing services without affecting ... 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 »

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 »