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Data Center Trends Survey: Budgets Tilt Positive, Outsourcing a Mixed Bag

Data Center Trends Survey: Budgets Tilt Positive, Outsourcing a Mixed Bag
February 26, 2015 1 Comment »

By some accounts, the traditional company data center is fading away as outsourcing alternatives like the cloud and colocation take a larger bite of the market. But in some industries, the need to maintain control of equipment or data in ... Read More »

Removing Risk, Achieving Reward: The Case for Solutions-Based SLAs

Removing Risk, Achieving Reward: The Case for Solutions-Based SLAs
February 25, 2015 No Comments »

There has never been an easier time to start a business owing to the proliferation of “X-as-a-service” providers. These providers can supplement the expertise of an entrepreneur or enterprise with a range of additional IT capabilities to support a successful ... Read More »

Nasdaq Closes in on Dot-Com Peak

Nasdaq Closes in on Dot-Com Peak
February 24, 2015 No Comments »

The technology sector has been a hot topic for both bulls and bears, with the former seeing the sky as the limit for company valuations and the latter seeing a bubble set for a 2000-like bust. Following the infamous dot-com ... Read More »

Understanding the Costs of Data Warehouses

Understanding the Costs of Data Warehouses
February 23, 2015 No Comments »

Modern detectives find answers by piecing together all sorts of forensic evidence, databases and mathematical models rather than just relying on their gut. Likewise, today’s corporations want to analyze data from as many angles as possible so they can interpret ... Read More »

The State of Quantum Computing

The State of Quantum Computing
February 19, 2015 No Comments »

Quantum computing is the heir apparent of so-called classical computing, with researchers and speculators anticipating huge leaps in processing capabilities once these machines arrive. One company, D-Wave, claims to have already constructed a quantum computer, but even ignoring the ongoing ... Read More »

Equation Group: Have We Learned Anything New?

Equation Group: Have We Learned Anything New?
February 17, 2015 No Comments »

In 2013, I discussed why NSA surveillance would not stop simply because Edward Snowden disclosed the extent to which the largely unfettered agency spies on citizens and noncitizens alike. Since that time, a series of revelations has shown the extent ... Read More »

Lesson Learned From “The Interview”: Cybersecurity Is No Laughing Matter

Lesson Learned From “The Interview”: Cybersecurity Is No Laughing Matter
February 16, 2015 No Comments »

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Anthem Security Breach: Who’s to Blame?

Anthem Security Breach: Who’s to Blame?
February 12, 2015 No Comments »

Security breaches at big-name companies have become staples in the news, with the latest being health-insurance provider Anthem. According to the company, the breach exposed data from employees as well as current and former customers, including “names, birthdays, medical IDs/social ... Read More »

When Multiple Data Centers Make Sense

When Multiple Data Centers Make Sense
February 11, 2015 No Comments »

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The Myth and Reality of Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)

The Myth and Reality of Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)
February 9, 2015 No Comments »

In the IT world, the term disaster recovery is often paired with feelings of angst and frustration. Disaster recovery (DR) has long been viewed as a colossal project that takes enormous amounts of time, money and manpower to complete—and as ... Read More »