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Teach Kids Coding?

Teach Kids Coding?
May 28, 2015 No Comments »

Thanks in part to the widespread notion (unfounded or otherwise) of a STEM shortage, the movement to teach kids coding earlier in their education has grown. Proponents argue that coding is an important subject that also encourages development of “computational ... Read More »

NVMe Connected SSDs: Things to Consider

NVMe Connected SSDs: Things to Consider
May 27, 2015 No Comments »

The deployment of Non-Volatile Memory Express–connected solid-state drives (SSDs) is a topic increasingly on the minds of enterprise storage customers; I am asked about it frequently. It is often convolved with the belief that the transition to the Non-Volatile Memory ... Read More »

Software-Defined Networking Shakes Up Converged IT

Software-Defined Networking Shakes Up Converged IT
May 26, 2015 1 Comment »

The rise of technology trends such as big data and BYOD (bring your own device) are causing a seismic shift in the way data centers are managed today owing to the massive amounts of data they drive. To handle this ... Read More »

11 Tips for Better IT Writing

11 Tips for Better IT Writing
May 21, 2015 No Comments »

“Excellent written communication skills” is a staple of IT job ads (and many other industries), but few employers seem to insist on this particular point, judging from the average written work. According to the Houston Chronicle, “When employers specify that ... Read More »

The Evolving Endpoint-Management Paradigm

The Evolving Endpoint-Management Paradigm
May 20, 2015 No Comments »

As devices become “smarter” and the number and variety of endpoints (such as mobile devices, laptops, ATMs and so on) increases, IT is facing a substantial undertaking: the task of incorporating these devices into their fold and providing life-cycle management. ... Read More »

Greenpeace Nitpicks Data Center Companies

Greenpeace Nitpicks Data Center Companies
May 19, 2015 No Comments »

Like so many aspects of industry, energy consumption is an increasingly politicized part of doing business—particularly in the case of data center operation and other IT functions. A recent Greenpeace report rags on a number of big names in the ... Read More »

Eight Steps for a Successful Data Migration

Eight Steps for a Successful Data Migration
May 18, 2015 No Comments »

Why are migrations such a headache for IT departments? When they are not thoroughly planned and carefully executed, a migration can result in potential downtime and revenue loss. Knowing this fact, are the risks worth the reward? According to IDC, ... Read More »

How to Overcome the Windows 2003 Server End-of-Support

How to Overcome the Windows 2003 Server End-of-Support
May 14, 2015 No Comments »

As of July 15, Microsoft will cease support of its Windows Server 2003. At that point, security patches, bug fixes and other mission-critical updates will no longer be available. The result is that those businesses that run Windows 2003 servers ... Read More »

Security Considerations for Protecting Your Gaming Site

Security Considerations for Protecting Your Gaming Site
May 13, 2015 No Comments »

Since becoming popular in the mid-1990s and early 2000s, online gaming websites have experienced steady yet significant gains in users and monetary value. In fact, according to Newzoo’s 2014 Global Games Market Report, the international games market is expected to ... Read More »

Will Machines Displace Humans From the Workforce?

Will Machines Displace Humans From the Workforce?
May 12, 2015 1 Comment »

It’s a perennial worry: will machines (whether hardware or software) take all the jobs, leaving no work for human hands? As technology proves capable of accomplishing an increasing diversity of tasks, one could easily extrapolate that trend to the point ... Read More »