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  • 4 tech innovations that improve data center scalability

    Posted December 10, 2013 - 12:19 pm

    These four technological advances will help firms scale up -- and down, when necessary -- so growth doesn't turn into a bad thing.
  • How BYOD puts everyone at legal risk

    Posted November 21, 2013 - 2:20 pm

    If your BYOD policy goes too far you may be prosecuted for unfair labor practices.
  • 3-D printing adds new dimension to business innovation

    Posted October 28, 2013 - 8:01 am

    3-D printing may have an image problem. It's sometimes seen as a hobbyist pursuit -- a fun way to build knickknacks from your living room desktop -- but a growing number of companies are giving serious thought to the technology to help get new ideas off the ground.
  • Why green IT is good for business

    Posted October 21, 2013 - 11:44 am

    IT is uniquely positioned to drive green IT projects by identifying opportunities for operational efficiency -- and helping to build the business case.
  • SDN adoption puts DevOps pros in high demand

    Posted October 17, 2013 - 10:44 am

    The shift toward network automation and virtualization offered by Software Defined Networks will increase demand for DevOps professionals. If you have both technical expertise and business acumen, you may soon have new IT career options.
  • How to fix iOS 7 glitches

    Posted October 15, 2013 - 3:16 pm

    Whether it's iMessages that won't go through, a laggard keyboard or motion sickness from the new parallax effect, you might be hitting a bump or two. Here's how to get the new OS running more smoothly.
  • How to beat storage bottlenecks in a flash

    Posted October 10, 2013 - 3:54 pm

    When a data visualization and analysis software provider found that its backend storage was slowing down its developers, it resisted the urge to add capacity. Instead, it turned to a software solution that scales storage performance using virtualization.
  • Don't live in fear of your cloud storage provider going under

    Posted October 3, 2013 - 9:12 am

    The closure of cloud storage provider Nirvanix sent a chill through the cloud storage industry and its customers, but is it really a big deal?
  • Workforce-as-a-service scales to meet IT staffing needs on demand

    Posted October 1, 2013 - 4:37 pm

    What if you could scale your IT personnel requirements as you would computing resources? Using a workforce-as-a-service model lets you add a skilled, vetted and insured workforce when you need it and release it when you don't.
  • Why RMS built its cloud environment in Iceland

    Posted September 27, 2013 - 2:14 pm

    While Iceland has long been touted as an ideal spot for a data center, companies have been slow to take advantages of its climate, renewable energy and government incentives. Risk Management Solutions, though, jumped at the chance to put its new cloud environment on the Nordic island.
  • Demand for cloud skills still outpaces supply of workers

    Posted September 24, 2013 - 3:11 pm

    Cloud technology is a 'must-have' for organizations building out or replacing their data center architecture, but there's still a major cloud skills gap that's impeding faster adoption and growth
  • Where do SDNs fit in the data center?

    Posted September 17, 2013 - 1:13 pm

    As CIOs try to make sense of the hype surrounding software-defined networks (SDNs) and their potential in data centers, some experts and vendors say IT leaders are looking for answers in all the wrong places.
  • iPad pilot programs' dirty little secrets

    Posted September 17, 2013 - 1:12 pm

    iPads in the enterprise is a great concept and many companies are eager to roll out pilot programs. However, the reality is that these programs can drag out for years, thousands of iPads sit in warehouses waiting for programs to be approved. So how can pilot programs take off?
  • The last days of Unix

    Posted August 19, 2013 - 9:44 am

    After a 30-year run, once dominant server OS gets 86ed by x86es.
  • The world's five most fascinating 3D printing projects

    Posted August 15, 2013 - 3:27 pm

    The 3D printing world is exploding, with researchers in fields across the spectrum drumming up formerly unthinkable projects. It was tough to narrow it down, but here are the five most fascinating 3D printing projects that are in the works.
  • Fact or fiction: Nine iPhone and iPad battery-saving techniques tested

    Posted August 14, 2013 - 2:02 pm

    But what happens when your traveling pal's batteries begin to run low and you're nowhere near a charger? Well, they say knowledge is power, so lets get charged up by separating fact from fiction on the subject of how to save iOS's devices' battery life.
  • An IT bucket brigade relives Hurricane Sandy

    Posted August 8, 2013 - 2:53 pm

    A new film recounts how a data center's customers and employees worked tirelessly to keep the facility running after last fall's big storm.
  • Surprise: Mobile devices don't help office ergonomics

    Posted August 8, 2013 - 12:49 pm

    For generations, office ergonomics involved various measures intended to keep employees productive while they remained in their chairs. New thinking and new devices are changing all that.
  • The thief in the 3D printing world may not be who you think

    Posted July 19, 2013 - 12:39 pm

    Discussions about copyright or patent infringement related to 3D printing often revolve around the idea of individuals stealing designs from corporations. In recent events, it was the reverse, highlighting just how much confusion there is around rights in 3D printing.
  • A Sandy Bridge to Haswell upgrade won't blow your hair back

    Posted July 18, 2013 - 12:06 pm

    I tore my main computer apart just to replace a Sandy Bridge chip with a Haswell. Here's what I got for the effort.
  • 20 computer terms every Mac user should know

    Posted July 15, 2013 - 3:41 pm

    Throughout the life of Mac 101, we've talked a lot about Apple technologies and terms. But with the gentle persuasion of this column's readers, I've come to realize that--all too often--terms and acronyms that many of us take for granted leave users new to technology scratching their heads. Let's rectify that now with a meander through some common tech terms.
  • Some data center operators take their chances with floods

    Posted July 15, 2013 - 11:02 am

    Climate change is causing some IT leaders to consider relocating, or at least hardening, their facilities.
  • So, a comic walks into a tech convention

    Posted July 10, 2013 - 4:51 pm

    Go to a technology event or corporate meeting these days and you're bound to hear from a guest speaker. It's often someone like a retired politician telling war stories, or a new-age management guru delivering a thinly veiled pitch for their latest book.
  • Solving BYOD's privacy problem

    Posted June 24, 2013 - 2:51 pm

    The BYOD policy at a California law firm earned the CIO the nickname of Big Brother. However, the sarcasm stopped when he sprang into action and saved the day when an attorney's smartphone was swiped. The case represents the love-hate relationship workers and IT management have with BYOD.
  • Is this what future data centers will look like?

    Posted June 10, 2013 - 11:59 am

    New breed of modular data centers are built quickly with flexibility in mind.
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