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Big Data’s Big Mistake

Big Data’s Big Mistake
November 3, 2014 No Comments »

In the early and middle decades of the twentieth century, instinct and an understanding of human nature drove marketing and advertising. Consider Mad Men—the TV drama about a prestigious 1960s New York ad agency. No real boundaries existed between advertising ... Read More »

Can Social Media’s Business Model Survive?

Can Social Media’s Business Model Survive?
October 30, 2014 No Comments »

Social media is one of the hottest segments of the Internet , but doubts about profitability and sustainability continue to swirl (think Pets.com), especially in light of Twitter’s recent third-quarter results. The company reported a net loss of $175 million, ... Read More »

Predicting the Big Data Landscape

Predicting the Big Data Landscape
October 29, 2014 No Comments »

In the time since I co-wrote Big Data for Dummies (Wiley, 2013), there has been an explosion in the interest around big data (and big analytics and big workflow). Although that interest, and concomitant marketing, has been exploding, big data implementations ... Read More »

Move Over EMRs: The IoT Will Save Health Care

Move Over EMRs: The IoT Will Save Health Care
October 23, 2014 No Comments »

You know an industry is in dire trouble when technologies line up for the position of savior (just Google “technology will save health care”). Electronic medical records (EMRs, or electronic health records—EHRs) remain a favorite of many aspiring health-care reformers, ... Read More »

Industry Outlook: Flywheel UPS Systems for the Data Center

Industry Outlook: Flywheel UPS Systems for the Data Center
October 22, 2014 1 Comment »

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 Mark A. Ascolese about flywheel UPS products and ... Read More »

Big Blues for IBM?

Big Blues for IBM?
October 21, 2014 No Comments »

IBM’s exit from semiconductor manufacturing came with an interesting price tag: $1.5 billion. That’s how much Big Blue paid GlobalFoundries to take its money-losing chip unit off its hands. GlobalFoundries itself was a spinoff from x86 company AMD, which likewise ... Read More »

Scaling Network Traffic Visibility to 100 Gbps

Scaling Network Traffic Visibility to 100 Gbps
October 20, 2014 No Comments »

As enterprise networks scale to 40 Gbps and 100 Gbps, network managers encounter a serious problem: many of today’s traffic monitoring, management and security tools are incapable of operating well, or even at all, at these high data rates. Complicating ... Read More »

When Urban Legends Lead to Danger: Keeping Your Data Center Safe With the Truth About DDoS Attacks

When Urban Legends Lead to Danger: Keeping Your Data Center Safe With the Truth About DDoS Attacks
October 16, 2014 No Comments »

The SANS 2014 DDoS Survey is quite telling. It reports that almost 40% of enterprises are completely or mostly unprepared for DDoS attacks. Although 23% of respondents indicated they did not have a plan for DDoS mitigation, another 16% were ... Read More »

Industry Outlook: The State of Privacy

Industry Outlook: The State of Privacy
October 15, 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 Private.me Chief Operating Officer (COO) Robert Neivert about ... Read More »

Four Questions About Women and Men in Technology

Four Questions About Women and Men in Technology
October 14, 2014 No Comments »

Many major technology companies (e.g., Google, Microsoft, Twitter, Yahoo and so on) have at some point been lambasted in the media—whether by reporters or themselves—about how many women they employ. This quasi-religious ritual typically involves expressing regret (repentance) for corporate ... Read More »