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Data Center Cooling Among Top Concerns For Energy Efficiency

As climate change advances as a top concern globally, IT experts are pressed to discover more innovative ways to minimize the data centers’ impact on natural resources. The cooling process, which makes up 40 percent of the power consumed by data centers, is getting some of the most intense scrutiny. According to the Commercial Buildings …

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Companies are Turning Their Focus to Innovative Technologies

As companies continue to seek out solutions using the cloud, companies are increasingly turning their attention to analytics/business intelligence — in addition to cybersecurity, according to an annual survey released by the Society for Information Management (SIM). These trends are necessarily new. However, the survey did reveal that many companies are now considering “innovation” a top …

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Companies Seek Innovative Ways to Adopt Renewable Energy for Data Centers

There’s no question the demand for IT is increasing, spurred by a digital revolution that includes Internet of Thing devices and Big Data. And it’s a challenge for companies to identify ways to implement renewable energy initiatives to offset the power used by data centers. According to the results of an AFCOM State of the …

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Cyber Attack Threats

Beyond logging: Using SIEM to combat security, compliance issues

As connectivity grows, so do threats to the IT infrastructures under your care—and, by extension, your organization’s ability to profit and serve its customers. Security strategies that worked fine in the not-so-distant past have grown woefully inadequate as the technology terrain shifts. You’ve probably heard the acronym SIEM being thrown around a lot these days …

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When your IT department goes rogue, what should you do next?

In my last post, we discussed the latest habit of non-IT departments in organizations large and small: hatching rogue IT operations on the cloud, taking your company’s data for a spin in the Wild, Wild Web — unpatched, unprotected, and nearly undetectable. To recap, this trend involves departments buying IT services online through vendors like …

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FedRAMP

FedRAMP: A challenging path to operational excellence for cloud providers

“The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, or FedRAMP, is a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services.”—FedRamp website That sounds positive, but getting approved for the FedRAMP certification is far tougher than most cloud providers anticipated. In fact, few organizations are truly …

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Why Edge Computing is Gaining Popularity Along with IoT

As the internet of things (IoT) gains in popularity, so does edge computing — with futurists projecting that they will grow in tandem. An alternative to cloud computing, edge computing has been identified as a way to process and store data closer to end users. But first, what is edge computing? With edge computing, IT …

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Data Center Uptime Projected to be No. 1 Priority in 2020

Anyone in the data center industry understands the importance of uptime. Recent statistics show that it costs us, on average, $7,900 each minute that we experience a data center outage — an essential reason to minimize the incidents that cause downtime. While there’s already pressure for IT professionals and data center managers to maintain a …

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Cyber Attacks on Satellites Could Lead to Unexpected Catastrophe

With all the measures IT professionals and security experts are taking to fight cyber attacks, they are unprepared for the type that could lead to a widespread catastrophe, an international think tank said in a recent report. Satellites are vulnerable to cyber attacks, said Chatham House, which could lead to extensive outages for the businesses, …

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Employees Among Weakest Links When it Comes to Cyber Security

Data center experts have known for some time that employees have been among the top concerns when it comes to vulnerabilities to cyberattacks. However, a recent report revealed that the problem may be more extensive than previously suspected. According to QinetiQ, companies are vulnerable to many cyberattacks because they don’t have an understanding of how …

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