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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 »

Challenges and Solutions in Cross-Regional Data Integration

Challenges and Solutions in Cross-Regional Data Integration
July 14, 2014 No Comments »

The world’s information doubles every 13 months. The Internet, coupled with the rapidly emerging Internet of Things, is generating data faster than at any time in human history. As the Earth’s volume of data continues to multiply at this astonishing ... Read More »

Right to Be Forgotten: Forget About It

Right to Be Forgotten: Forget About It
July 8, 2014 No Comments »

A recent European court decision involving Google has raised awareness and debate regarding the so-called right to be forgotten. Rooted in matters related to privacy, the right to be forgotten creates more problems than it solves and may actually become ... Read More »

Can You Manage Me, Now? Cellular Out-of-Band and the Future of Remote Infrastructure Management

Can You Manage Me, Now? Cellular Out-of-Band and the Future of Remote Infrastructure Management
July 7, 2014 1 Comment »

Out-of-band management (OOBM) is becoming an increasingly vital part of the business-continuity tool kit, as data center locations become more remote and as enterprises look to avoid costly network outages any way they can. Thus, remote management and monitoring hinge ... Read More »

Can Windows 9 Revive the PC?

Can Windows 9 Revive the PC?
July 3, 2014 No Comments »

The decline of the PC is often blamed in part on Microsoft’s Windows 8 OS, which failed to bridge the fixed and mobile markets to users’ satisfaction. And recent market-share numbers indicate that Windows 8 uptake is stalling, outpaced even ... Read More »

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 »