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Intel Betting on Workload-Optimized Hardware

Intel Betting on Workload-Optimized Hardware
October 16, 2014 No Comments »

Although highly programmable processors give designers and developers greater flexibility, they consume more power than dedicated hardware for certain tasks. With data centers focusing more on power consumption, specialized processors may gain more traction—at least that’s what Intel hopes, according ... Read More »

Twist in Silicon Valley Wage Fixing Case

Twist in Silicon Valley Wage Fixing Case
October 15, 2014 No Comments »

Despite having reached an agreement with Adobe, Apple, Google and Intel in a case regarding no-poaching arrangements among several tech giants, the employees that filed suit are now opposing the settlement. According to Zach Miners at Computerworld, “The suit accuses ... Read More »

A Chance for Fusion?

A Chance for Fusion?
October 14, 2014 No Comments »

The drive toward greener data centers often focuses on energy sources, with coal and nuclear receiving the greatest criticism for their emissions and waste products, respectively. Solar and wind power are the face of alternative power, but a few other ... Read More »

Clearing the Way for IoT

Clearing the Way for IoT
October 10, 2014 No Comments »

Setting aside the hype, the Internet of Things (IoT) at least theoretically could be a big market. According to Scott Amyx at InformationWeek, the U.S. government needs to step in with a variety of policies that promote this nascent market. ... Read More »

Apple and Stock Buybacks

Apple and Stock Buybacks
October 9, 2014 No Comments »

The technology market can’t possibly be in a bubble; after all, Apple has so much money in its coffers that instead of investing in innovation, it should buy back its own stocks to increase shareholder dividends and drive up the ... Read More »

Gartner’s 10 Technology Trends for 2015

Gartner’s 10 Technology Trends for 2015
October 8, 2014 No Comments »

What will the technology landscape look like in 2015? According to Gartner’s list of top 10 strategic technologies, computing everywhere and the Internet of Things (the difference between these two might be a little fuzzy) made the list. According to ... Read More »

Will HP Split Make Any Difference?

Will HP Split Make Any Difference?
October 7, 2014 No Comments »

HP announced a move to reorganize by splitting the business into PC and printer segment and an enterprise segment. After suffering from leadership difficulties spanning a number of years, the company hired Meg Whitman in 2011; she will remain president ... Read More »

Sad and Humorous Terms-of-Service Experiment

Sad and Humorous Terms-of-Service Experiment
October 2, 2014 No Comments »

Mobile-security firm F-Secure conducted a social experiment in London whereby users who connected to a Wi-Fi network accepted an outlandish terms-of-service agreement: they agreed to give up their firstborn to the company. The mildly humorous experiment showed something almost everyone ... Read More »

New Data Center for World’s Biggest Ponzi Scheme

New Data Center for World’s Biggest Ponzi Scheme
October 1, 2014 No Comments »

Following the U.S. federal government’s effort to reduce its data center space (one wonders why, since it apparently sees no problem with spending more than half a trillion dollars over budget every year), the Social Security Administration is moving to ... Read More »

HP Gives Server Market a Shot in the ARM

HP Gives Server Market a Shot in the ARM
September 30, 2014 No Comments »

HP has delivered ARM-based modules for its Moonshot server system, according to DatacenterDynamics. The company is one of several that are looking to give data center operators a viable alternative to x86-based products from Intel and, to a (much) lesser ... Read More »