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What Should You Do With Your E-Waste?

What Should You Do With Your E-Waste?
March 11, 2014 1 Comment »

The most immediate (and expensive) waste product on the mind of data center operators is heat—cooling a facility, particularly one that involves high-density deployments, can be expensive. But there’s another waste problem that involves less immediate expense: e-waste. Awareness of ... Read More »

Is the Cloud the Answer? What Coke’s Recent Breach Teaches Us

Is the Cloud the Answer? What Coke’s Recent Breach Teaches Us
March 10, 2014 1 Comment »

Coke recently disclosed that sensitive information belonging to approximately 70,000 current and former North American employees was compromised because the data hadn’t been encrypted on company laptops (despite the company’s encryption policy).[1] The data breach occurred after a former worker ... Read More »

What Is the Cloud Today?

What Is the Cloud Today?
March 6, 2014 3 Comments »

It’s still a buzzword. And it’s still, in the eyes of many companies, the ticket to big bucks. Confusion as to the nature of the cloud remains, enabling “cloudwashing” to remain as a marketing strategy and luring unsuspecting customers into ... Read More »

Industry Outlook: Data Center Energy Efficiency

Industry Outlook: Data Center Energy Efficiency
March 5, 2014 3 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 Aaron Rallo about the state of power efficiency ... Read More »

How Technology Companies Can Help Education

How Technology Companies Can Help Education
March 4, 2014 1 Comment »

Technology companies regularly complain about a lack of qualified candidates, leading to the specious claims of a brewing STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) crisis and therefore the supposed need to expand the H-1B visa program. In the same breath, ... Read More »

Data Is the New Universal Currency—How To Keep Yours Safe

Data Is the New Universal Currency—How To Keep Yours Safe
March 3, 2014 No Comments »

Information—and therefore knowledge—is power. This is a notion that dates back to the sixteenth century, and is widely attributed to Francis Bacon. A highly influential scientist of his day, Bacon has been called the “father of experimental science” and one ... Read More »

Editorial: Tech Companies and Discrimination

Editorial: Tech Companies and Discrimination
February 27, 2014 No Comments »

Although the matter of the controversial Arizona legislation SB 1062 is moot following a veto by Governor Jan Brewer, the reactions of several technology giants—as well as pundits—reveals a disturbing lack of consistency. Many of the same organizations and individuals ... Read More »

Managing Data Center Operating Expenses: Property Tax

Managing Data Center Operating Expenses: Property Tax
February 26, 2014 1 Comment »

There is an ample supply of information distributed daily about managing the operational costs of your data center, or about the evolution in design/construction, the latest advances in cooling technology and so on. Certainly, managers of data centers focus a ... Read More »

What’s Worse Than a Patent Troll?

What’s Worse Than a Patent Troll?
February 25, 2014 No Comments »

What’s worse than a patent troll? The answer to this question may be the patent system itself. Non-practicing entities, also known as patent assertion entities or “patent trolls,” have become the standard bearer for the troubles of the patent system ... Read More »

Big Data Takes to the Clouds: Navigating the New Landscape of Cloud-Based Options

Big Data Takes to the Clouds: Navigating the New Landscape of Cloud-Based Options
February 24, 2014 No Comments »

Like great duos through time, big data and cloud-computing technologies together can deliver value greater than the sum of the parts. The formidable combination marries the power of big data analytics tools with the flexibility and affordability of the cloud, ... Read More »