Monday, March 25, 2013 19:30 PM

RIP Printers and Paper

While it used to be possible to operate a business in a paperless mode, it's now a straightforward proposition. We have finally arrived at the digital age.

Monday, October 08, 2012 14:30 PM

Green IT: Failure to Thrive

What's remarkable is the pervasive level of inertia surrounding energy-efficient data centers—despite the relatively high ROI associated with green operations.

Monday, July 16, 2012 17:07 PM

7 Signs You've Lost Your IT Mojo

By Samuel Greengard These days, it's difficult to go anywhere without hearing the words "innovation" and "agility" tossed around. Every organization aims to embrace these lofty qualities, but few succeed. ....

Wednesday, January 04, 2012 18:01 PM

Making Big Data Knowable

How will we ever make sense of scientific topics that are too big to know? The short answer: by transforming what it means to know something scientifically. An excerpt from David Weinberger's new book, Too....

Thursday, December 08, 2011 18:12 PM

Using Servers as Furnaces

by Tim Moran "Honey, I'm a little chilly. Can you reboot the server please?" Researchers from Microsoft and the University of Virginia don't think that line is a joke--not if you have a "Data Furnace" in....

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 17:11 PM

Reasons to Be Thankful

By Samuel Greengard In the spirit of Thanksgiving, here are seven technologies and products that aren't only cool, they've actually improved the quality of our lives: 1. A healthcare revolution. Research....

Monday, November 21, 2011 19:11 PM

Supercomputing as a Service, Cheap

by Tim Moran This list of the Top 500 Supercomputers comes out every June and November, and I doubt if the minor ranking variations from one list to the next hold much interest to those not in the superco....

Thursday, October 27, 2011 18:10 PM

The Hardware Infrastructure and the Economy

Early returns from our trends research (last year’s results here) shows the server, client-system, and storage refresh cycle continuing. When the Great Recession hit, companies scaled back their IT ....

Monday, October 17, 2011 18:10 PM

We Are All Flashing 12:00s

By Samuel Greengard Manufacturers keep adding capabilities to devices, but I'm convinced that most of us rely on about 10 percent of the features available. Think about your DVR or fancy alarm clock; your....

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 17:09 PM

Building Babbage's Protocomputer

by Tim Moran Technologist and author John Graham-Cumming is a man with a singular mission: He is set on executing a working version of Charles Babbage's heretofore unbuilt Analytical Engine, arguably the ....

Tuesday, September 06, 2011 18:09 PM

Information-Centric Business Computing

by Samuel Greengard Pervasive networking has changed the way we access and use information. IT departments long focused on getting crucial bits--documents, spreadsheets, presentations, whatever--to the ....

Thursday, August 25, 2011 00:08 AM

When WikiLeaks Looks Like YOUR Problem

Just come to my attention: Some recent work by Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society on DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks. Their December 2010 Report (PDF) focuses on politically bas....

Monday, August 22, 2011 16:08 PM

No Parking, No IT

by Samuel Greengard Did you ever think about how incredibly inefficient it is to procure parking places and how much time and gasoline we waste doing so? We're stuck with a chaotic mess because the opera....

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 17:08 PM

Storage And The Da Vinci Code

By Tim Moran Preserving information for the long haul turns out to be a major challenge of the digital age, and we've covered a couple of perpetual storage concepts in recent posts. Now comes Millenniata....

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 17:04 PM

Earnings Surprise No Real Surprise

"Two of the world's largest technology vendors surprised Wall Street by posting surging sales and profits in the first-quarter, and signaled brighter days ahead," reported the Wall Street Journal after IBM....