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Mission-Critical Fire Protection: A Case of Mistaken Identity (Part 4)

Mission-Critical Fire Protection: A Case of Mistaken Identity (Part 4)
August 4, 2014 1 Comment »

(Also see Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 of this series.) The third part of this series reviewed the more prevalent solution categories of fire protection design schemes for mission-critical facilities. It first covered consensus-based solutions, as they are ... Read More »

Recognizing Insider Threats

Recognizing Insider Threats
July 31, 2014 No Comments »

Regardless of whether one agrees with his actions and motivations, Edward Snowden showed last year—and continues to demonstrate—the impact that so-called insiders can have on an organization. Much of the focus of data center security is on protecting networks from ... Read More »

Unsafe Harbor?

Unsafe Harbor?
July 30, 2014 No Comments »

I’m no lawyer, or a huge fan of Windows, but a recent ruling by a U.S. magistrate may have some serious repercussions for those of us who are big fans of the free flow of information over the Internet. On ... Read More »

Development Without Borders

Development Without Borders
July 28, 2014 No Comments »

In the past five years, how, when and where consumers digest and collaborate on digital content drastically changed through the advent of smart devices, online streaming services and entertainment consoles that are no longer relegated strictly to gaming. As a ... Read More »

Wanted: Clear Thinking on Patents

Wanted: Clear Thinking on Patents
July 24, 2014 No Comments »

The matter of intellectual property (IP)—particularly patents—arises regularly in the technology industry and often makes the headlines in the form of reports on patent trolls or the perennial Apple-versus-Samsung slugfest. Most observers of the often ridiculous goings-on would likely agree ... Read More »

The Data Center Dating Game: Matching Application Needs With Infrastructure Capabilities

The Data Center Dating Game: Matching Application Needs With Infrastructure Capabilities
July 23, 2014 No Comments »

The way most organizations decide where to host their application workloads is going through a significant change. When a new application or workload demand is released into production, the process looks very different than what has been done in the ... Read More »

Small Businesses Can Be a Big Deal for Resellers in the Cloud

Small Businesses Can Be a Big Deal for Resellers in the Cloud
July 21, 2014 No Comments »

Small businesses are the engine of the U.S. economy, accounting for well over half of all sales and providing more than 50% of all jobs, according to the Small Business Administration. What constitutes a “small business” varies by the organization ... Read More »

Microsoft Stumbling as It Cuts Jobs?

Microsoft Stumbling as It Cuts Jobs?
July 17, 2014 No Comments »

Microsoft has announced nearly triple the job cuts initially expected: some 18,000 over the next year, with most (about 12,500) being from the recently acquired Nokia Devices and Services side. This huge round of layoffs accounts for nearly 15% of ... Read More »

Five Ways to Take Advantage of the New IBM i 7.2 Operating System

Five Ways to Take Advantage of the New IBM i 7.2 Operating System
July 16, 2014 No Comments »

Recently IBM announced the availability of its much anticipated IBM i 7.2 operating system, the industry’s leading integrated operating environment, to great industry acclaim. Users of Power platforms such as Power Systems, PureFlex and Power Blades are excited about a ... Read More »

Whatever Happened to FDCCI?

Whatever Happened to FDCCI?
July 15, 2014 No Comments »

Like many government efforts to increase efficiency, the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI) began with fervor and firm targets but has faded as the project grew more daunting. With the federal government’s PortfolioStat program having subsumed the FDCCI, the ... Read More »