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How Should the Technology World Address Discrimination?

How Should the Technology World Address Discrimination?
March 31, 2015 No Comments »

The recently passed legislation in Indiana has raised the ire of some executives (such as Apple CEO Tim Cook) and others in the technology world who view it as a license for discrimination. But there’s a way to balance equal ... Read More »

E-Waste: The Tide Is Rising, but New Breakwaters Can Mitigate the Risk

E-Waste: The Tide Is Rising, but New Breakwaters Can Mitigate the Risk
March 30, 2015 No Comments »

E-waste is the fastest-growing waste in the world, accounting for 70% of the toxic waste in U.S. landfills. Gartner predicts that the amount of connected “things” in use will increase five times from 2015 to 2020. This explosion of the ... Read More »

Data Center Water Use in Context

Data Center Water Use in Context
March 26, 2015 1 Comment »

Energy is the most widely noted (and sometimes lamented) resource driving data centers. But although not all data centers use water directly, many do, and the water supply is even more critical than energy to life in general. Following the ... Read More »

Stepping Up to the Third Platform: Network Acceleration Redesign

Stepping Up to the Third Platform: Network Acceleration Redesign
March 25, 2015 No Comments »

In IDC’s study Battles for Dominance—and Survival—on the 3rd Platform, the analyst firm spoke of a next-generation IT software foundation that includes cloud computing, mobile, big data and social engagement, all of which generate data that needs to be analyzed, ... Read More »

How Not to Defend Patent Trolls

How Not to Defend Patent Trolls
March 24, 2015 No Comments »

Opinion regarding so-called patent trolls seems to be almost unanimously negative, but not everyone thinks these organizations—which are often more euphemistically termed “non-practicing entities,” “non-producing entities” or something similar—are rent-seeking monsters. People of good will certainly can argue that patent ... Read More »

Data Center Energy Consumption in Context

Data Center Energy Consumption in Context
March 19, 2015 No Comments »

Because the data center industry is so energy intensive, it is a prime candidate for criticism given the growing awareness of environmental issues, the costs (economic and otherwise) of energy production and so on. The general assumption is that since ... Read More »

Using Modern APM to Create Network Heroes

Using Modern APM to Create Network Heroes
March 18, 2015 No Comments »

One of the largest carriers in Australia provides a variety of network services to a major federal agency in that country; in addition to provisioning circuits, it also provides support for the delivery of business applications integral to the government ... Read More »

Future Technology Workers Need Less Education, Not More

Future Technology Workers Need Less Education, Not More
March 17, 2015 No Comments »

If a recent study by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) is any indication, decades of pouring more money into education and railroading young people into higher degrees is a failure. For companies that honestly would like to see better-prepared candidates ... Read More »

The Keys to Guaranteed Data Center Performance Management

The Keys to Guaranteed Data Center Performance Management
March 16, 2015 No Comments »

Understanding the performance of your IT infrastructure is a difficult task. In fact, it often feels like IT professionals are forced to wear detective hats when exploring their systems and infrastructures just to understand the most basic of performance issues. ... Read More »