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Industry Outlook: Efficiency in U.S. Federal Data Centers

Industry Outlook: Efficiency in U.S. Federal Data Centers
July 2, 2014 2 Comments »

Industry Outlook is a regular Data Center Journal Q&A series that presents expert views on market trends, technologies and other issues relevant to data centers and IT. This week, Industry Outlook asks Jay Owen about efforts to improve efficiency in ... Read More »

California Gives Bitcoin a Legal Boost

California Gives Bitcoin a Legal Boost
July 1, 2014 1 Comment »

Although the Mt. Gox debacle tripped up Bitcoin for a time, the alternative currency won a victory in the state of California, which has amended its law to allow the use of currencies besides the U.S. (i.e., Federal Reserve) dollar. ... Read More »

Virtual Tape Data Storage Becoming More Mainstream

Virtual Tape Data Storage Becoming More Mainstream
June 25, 2014 No Comments »

As storage providers unveil new products to support various networks, organizations continue to move from physical tape backup systems to virtual tape libraries (VTLs) to store and back up data. Organizations today are becoming more comfortable with the concept of ... Read More »

Social Media, Advertising and Technology Bubbles

Social Media, Advertising and Technology Bubbles
June 24, 2014 No Comments »

Remember the AOL keyword? Today’s equivalent is “find us on Facebook”—a phenomenon that even surpasses the increasingly clumsy URL. But the value of advertising on social-media channels like Facebook and Twitter has come under increasing scrutiny as businesses evaluate whether ... Read More »

Cat8: The Future of Data Center Cabling?

Cat8: The Future of Data Center Cabling?
June 23, 2014 1 Comment »

Today, data centers need increasingly higher speeds, design flexibility and a cost-effective migration path. Bandwidth requirements continue to grow, driven by virtualization, “big data,” mobile applications, new ways of working, service and network convergence, and high-bit-rate video and audio streaming. ... Read More »

IT Operational Spending, Hiring See Modest Growth

IT Operational Spending, Hiring See Modest Growth
June 19, 2014 No Comments »

Market research by Computer Economics hints at a mixed bag for IT, but improvements in operational spending and hiring paint a brighter picture as IT executives become more optimistic. Some questions remain, however, regarding certain trends in the industry. Operational ... Read More »

Industry Outlook: Pursuing Data Center Security

Industry Outlook: Pursuing Data Center Security
June 18, 2014 No Comments »

Industry Outlook is a regular Data Center Journal Q&A series that presents expert views on market trends, technologies and other issues relevant to data centers and IT. This week, Industry Outlook asks Will Blattner about the risks that data center ... Read More »

Using the Enterprise Mainframe to Support Mobile Initiatives That Boost Customer Engagement

Using the Enterprise Mainframe to Support Mobile Initiatives That Boost Customer Engagement
June 17, 2014 1 Comment »

By 2018, there will be nearly five billion mobile users worldwide, according to the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update for 2013–2018, which goes on to predict that smartphones, laptops and tablets will drive 94 ... Read More »

Switch Market Follows Cisco Decline

Switch Market Follows Cisco Decline
June 12, 2014 No Comments »

According to Infonetics Research, the Ethernet switch market fell by 15% to $4.8 billion quarter over quarter in 1Q14, driven in part by a significant decline in Cisco revenue. These results implicate a number of factors ranging from software-defined networking ... Read More »

Extending Encryption

Extending Encryption
June 11, 2014 No Comments »

Data breaches are an everyday occurrence, and the consequences for organizations that suffer a breach can be horrendous, ranging from loss of consumer confidence to fines and punitive damages. Some organizations, however, have discovered through experience that there is one ... Read More »