Andy Patrizio

Andy Patrizio is a freelance journalist based in southern California who has covered the computer industry for 20 years and has built every x86 PC he’s ever owned, laptops not included.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of ITworld, Network World, its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.


How compliance can be an excuse to shun the cloud

How compliance can be an excuse to shun the cloud

Companies in heavily regulated industries say they can't embrace the cloud due to compliance. That's just an excuse.

IT is getting cloud storage security all wrong

IT is getting cloud storage security all wrong

Two recent reports confirm that your greatest security threat is your users, not outside hackers.

Amazon targets compliance-driven markets

Amazon targets compliance-driven markets

Amazon Web Services EC2 Dedicated Hosts are designed to give you an on-premises experience in the cloud – for good or bad.

Verizon charts a different cloud services path

Verizon charts a different cloud services path

The telecom giant is unloading its data centers to focus on its services business.

How to conquer the SQL Server 2005 migration challenge

How to conquer the SQL Server 2005 migration challenge

Moving SQL Server 2005 data will be the easy part compared to the app migrations.

How to avoid a data center overrun with idle servers

A third of data center servers are not productive. Here's why the problem exists, and what to do about it.

3D printed objects may be hazardous to your health

Study finds the parts have toxic chemicals.

Intel offers more insight on its 3D memory

While the news of Oracle's new M7 Sparc processors got the lion's share of attention at last week's Oracle OpenWorld, Intel made some pretty big news of its own that a lot of people missed. Intel and Micron Technology announced 3D...

Heroes and villains: 11 instances of 4chan vengeance played out in real life

Heroes and villains: 11 instances of 4chan vengeance played out in real life

What happens on 4chan hasn't always stayed on 4chan -- for better and worse.

AMD's Keller rumored to be headed to Samsung

Jim Keller, the well-regarded CPU architect who just departed AMD after completing his work on the new Zen microarchitecture, is rumored to be resurfacing at Samsung's Austin, Texas office, where he will work on mobile chips. The...

AMD has a mystery product called 'Magnum'

The eagle-eyed folks at WCCFTech spotted something strange in the shipping manifests for Zauba, an Indian shipping firm. The entry is an AMD product codenamed "Magnum," with references to FPGA and DTV, two acronyms that don't usually...

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