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Tesla Batteries for the Data Center?

Tesla Batteries for the Data Center?
May 22, 2015 No Comments »

One of the major impediments to the use of alternative energy (for data centers or in broader contexts) is the lack of large-scale storage. Wind energy is only available when the wind blows, and solar energy is only available for ... Read More »

U.S. DoE: More Wind

U.S. DoE: More Wind
May 20, 2015 No Comments »

The U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) has issued a report describing technologies and other measures that can enable greater use of wind energy. Among the recommendations are taller towers to reach the greater available wind energy higher above ground level ... Read More »

CIOs Talk IoT

CIOs Talk IoT
May 19, 2015 No Comments »

The Internet of Things (IoT) is either a boom or bust in waiting, depending on whom you ask. Presumably, the increased use of “smart” devices can help improve the standard of living, increase business efficiency and deliver a number of ... Read More »

Facebook as the New Internet

Facebook as the New Internet
May 18, 2015 No Comments »

Facebook is aiming to become a one-stop shop for Internet users by delivering all of the most important services that they demand, according to Computerworld’s Mike Elgan. Instead of users employing separate social-networking, shopping, audio/video and search sites, the company ... Read More »

The PC Lives—Particularly in the Enterprise

The PC Lives—Particularly in the Enterprise
May 12, 2015 No Comments »

Despite hackneyed headlines about the demise of the PC—something that the Data Center Journal has long criticized—this computing device continues to play an important role, especially in the enterprise. At InformationWeek, Andrew Froehlich offered eight reasons why the PC will ... Read More »

Some Powered-Down SSDs Lose Data

Some Powered-Down SSDs Lose Data
May 11, 2015 No Comments »

Solid-state drives (SSDs) offer a number of benefits over hard drives, including faster read/write times and no mechanical parts (and hence less noise). But according to ZDNet’s Zack Whittaker, newer SSDs may suffer from data loss under certain circumstances. Research ... Read More »

You Know You Have a Diversity Problem When…

You Know You Have a Diversity Problem When…
May 8, 2015 No Comments »

…You can replace a few words in an argument and get an embarrassing result. A number of technology news outlets have once again had a collective fit over the state of diversity at technology companies. Apparently oblivious to the fact ... Read More »

Advice on Writing a Good Cover Letter

Advice on Writing a Good Cover Letter
May 6, 2015 No Comments »

Job seekers, whether for IT and data centers or another field, must jump through any number of tedious and often nearly pointless hoops to get hired. One of those hoops is writing an effective cover letter. Unfortunately, if you try ... Read More »

The Role of Cost in Moore’s Law

The Role of Cost in Moore’s Law
May 4, 2015 No Comments »

As the numerous technologies that appear and disappear without ever hitting the market demonstrate, technical benefits aren’t enough to make a product. In the case of Moore’s Law, there’s more to transistor scaling than just the technical capability. As Rachel ... Read More »

Can Twitter Grow Its Way Out of Losses?

Can Twitter Grow Its Way Out of Losses?
April 29, 2015 No Comments »

Although Twitter saw a strong increase in revenue in 4Q14, it still failed to make a profit. In 1Q15, revenue (particularly from advertising) fell relative to the previous quarter, despite nearly a 75% year-over-year increase. As MarketWatch noted, however, “Year-over-year ... Read More »