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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 »

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 »