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Is Government Research Funding Critical to IT?

Is Government Research Funding Critical to IT?
May 5, 2015 No Comments »

A dearth in research and development funding is threatening U.S. technology companies, universities and, ultimately, consumers—or at least that’s what some MIT professors argue in a report entitled “The Future Postponed: Why Declining Investment in Basic Research Threatens a U.S. ... Read More »

How Optical Transceivers Affect Server Technology

How Optical Transceivers Affect Server Technology
May 4, 2015 No Comments »

Data centers are processing tons of data and need to retrieve the data at record speeds. This situation requires that every aspect of the design be optimized, including optical transceiver technology. Since most data centers are connecting at 100 Mbps ... Read More »

IT Wages: Which End Is Up?

IT Wages: Which End Is Up?
April 30, 2015 No Comments »

Sifting through the raw data on wages for IT and, more broadly, STEM is a tough job. Perhaps that’s why reports are so contradictory. For instance, according to the Computerworld IT Salary Survey 2015, average total compensation rose 3.6% year ... Read More »

Connecting the Hybrid Cloud

Connecting the Hybrid Cloud
April 29, 2015 No Comments »

The “cloud” is no longer an enterprise aspiration, but a reality. Unfortunately, reality is messy. The adoption of cloud services, including fundamental storage and compute functions as well as software-as-a-service applications, has added significant complexity to the business of enterprise ... Read More »

Why We Need Strong, Unfettered Encryption

Why We Need Strong, Unfettered Encryption
April 28, 2015 No Comments »

The value of data is often in its limited dissemination. In other words, protecting data is frequently the same as protecting value—as in a credit-card number, a trade secret or even medical information. Recent events ranging from the Edward Snowden ... Read More »

Optimizing Data Center Operations

Optimizing Data Center Operations
April 27, 2015 No Comments »

Organizations that process large amounts of data are continually seeking ways to squeeze more capacity out of their data centers. As network demands from customers, partners and employees continue to increase exponentially, the amount of data transmitted at the business ... Read More »

Technology and Gender in Context

Technology and Gender in Context
April 23, 2015 No Comments »

Technology companies don’t hire enough women (or minorities). Or at least that’s the operating assumption of many media reports, company boilerplate and political sloganeering. The unanswered question, however, is how many individuals from a particular group is “enough”? Should employment ... Read More »

How Can Your Data Center Benefit From Fluoropolymers?

How Can Your Data Center Benefit From Fluoropolymers?
April 22, 2015 No Comments »

Operators invest a lot of time and money in their data centers. Living in the digital age where technology is essential for our daily lives, they are a necessity. The more money operators invest, the better the technology and the ... Read More »

Learn From the Pros: Jeff Bezos and Data-Driven Management

Learn From the Pros: Jeff Bezos and Data-Driven Management
April 20, 2015 1 Comment »

As Amazon’s founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos has received plenty of press coverage in recent years. Most of this coverage is, of course, thanks to his leading the company to amazing achievements. Amazon has grown from a platform dedicated to ... Read More »

Who’s Responsible for Data Center Energy Efficiency?

Who’s Responsible for Data Center Energy Efficiency?
April 16, 2015 No Comments »

Greater energy efficiency is a laudable goal, but it is not and cannot be the chief goal of business. There’s always room for greater efficiency, but the costs of improvement area eventually become prohibitive. In light of increasingly frequent calls ... Read More »