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Hightail and the High Cost of Storage

Hightail and the High Cost of Storage

High Cost of Storage Petabytes don’t come cheap. High-volume file transporter Hightail found this out recently and have chosen to switch providers to keep pace. Based in San Francisco, Hightail started life as YouSendIt, a service that allowed people to send large files, usually in the multi-megabyte size, that were too large for regular email…

2014 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation

2014 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Based on its recent analysis of the Internet of Things (IoT) application enablement market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes ThingWorx, a PTC business, with the 2014 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation.  The unique ThingWorx IoT development platform eliminates the need for complex codes to create…

Facebook’s Weird, Warm Data Centers Reach the Mainstream

Facebook’s Weird, Warm Data Centers Reach the Mainstream

Vantage, for example, has built something it calls V2 in the heart of Silicon Valley. It’s a 45,000 square-foot facility that uses outside air instead of air conditioning to cool computers. The building also has automated systems to control the humidity and expel waste heat. The sum total of these and other measures is that…

E-Cigarettes Can Hurt Your Computer

E-Cigarettes Can Hurt Your Computer

E-Cigarettes Yet more evidence that smoking is bad for you: A brand of e-cigarettes manufactured in China, has been found to carry malicious software that can be implanted into a computer when plugged into a USB port for recharging. E-cigarettes are in actual fact, electronic vaporizers that heat a liquid solution into an aerosol mist that offers the…

IBM has signed a 10-year, multi-billion dollar

IBM has signed a 10-year, multi-billion dollar

(Reuters) – IBM has signed a 10-year, multi-billion dollar deal to provide computer infrastructure services to Dutch bank ABN Amro [ABRGPA.UL] running on its cloud systems, the U.S. information technology firm said on Monday. Read the source article at Reuters

Avoiding Obsolescence In The Cloud

Avoiding Obsolescence In The Cloud

The Cloud I was amused to discover this week that Microsoft aren’t supporting Internet Explorer 8 or 9 – with their own CRM software. And that’s telling. It wasn’t that long ago that I visited one of the UK’s largest banks, and discovered that they were still using IE6, with absolutely no plans whatsoever to…

Building a Better Cloud: The MSP Advantage

Building a Better Cloud: The MSP Advantage

Gone are the days of private clouds as the “only way” for companies to keep data secure and retain control of their assets. As noted by ChannelPro , research firm Gartner pegs the public cloud for 245 percent growth through 2015, resulting in a total market value of $17 billion. Hybrid clouds are also becoming…

Takin’ It To The Tweet: TwitterOffers

Takin’ It To The Tweet: TwitterOffers

TwitterOffers One new twist on this year’s Black Friday madness will involve purchases that include Twitter-enabled discounts. Twitter has recently announced a new feature called TwitterOffers, which seeks to bring customers and retailers together more easily, through the use of “discount tweets” that can be applied to real purchases in-store or online. TwitterOffers is not…

New IBM service shines a light on mobile device and app performance

New IBM service shines a light on mobile device and app performance

With mobile devices rapidly becoming the tools of choice for enterprise work, IBM wants to help IT departments make sure they can serve all users. Developing and delivering software to laptops and desktops is only part of the battle these days. IBM has signaled that mobile is a big part of its enterprise future through…

Fuel cells in the data center

Fuel cells in the data center

As data center operators hone in on power options that increase reliability and provide power cost predictability over decades-long time scales, fuel cells have advantages that will allow them to compete. Read the source article at Gigaom Research

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