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Layered Security Features Offer Best Defense

In 1996, Tom Cruise’s character in “Mission: Impossible” pulled off a vault heist, bypassing complex security features, including a retinal scan, a voice-recognition safeguard and a motion sensor. That fictional scene illustrates how a group of clever, motivated people can crack top-notch defenses. But in real life, a stunt like that would be … well, …

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Indianapolis IT Expert Says NYSE Computer Outage Time Could Have Been Reduced and Might Have Been Hacked

The NYSE, along with United and WSJ.com, outages were cause for concern last week, raising a variety of questions in the midst of reports of “technical issues”. The official statement reads as follows: “It was determined that the NYSE and NYSE MKT customer gateways were not loaded with the proper configuration compatible with the new …

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Container Computing Makes a Splash with Developers

Developers can run into problems when their applications lack scalability or compatibility. To ensure applications can meet the demands of users, developers must devote considerable time to testing, but they may need access to additional resources in order to do that. When developers are testing the functionality of an application, a host server may become …

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Telecom Issues Spur Regulations

Technology seems to be evolving more rapidly than the law, with regulators scrambling to draft rules only after a dispute or question arises. Lawmakers and courts encounter new issues that didn’t exist decades ago … for example, whether social media evidence is admissible in a court case. When technology grows to the point that it …

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How Server Efficiency Affects Power Consumption

When you manage your company’s data center, your primary focus is keeping servers up and running. But if no one is checking the efficiency of those servers, you could be maintaining machines that offer little value in exchange for the power they consume. In 2013, data centers in the United States consumed 91 billion kilowatt-hours …

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Top Concerns for Data Centers in 2015 and Beyond

With a rapidly changing business climate that includes data, cloud and analytics, data centers are expected to undergo numerous changes in the next few years to adapt. However, it can be difficult to predict what those changes might be. Following are some of the biggest variables that could impact data centers in the immediate future. …

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Smart Labeling for Data Center Organization

Cables, wires, conduit – these are the backbone of your data center, but their importance is often overlooked. If you’ve ever had to untangle a mess of wires to troubleshoot a problem, you know organization isn’t always a top priority for IT professionals. When you label and color-code components, you can save a lot of …

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What You Need to Know About Data Center Migration

By the time businesses decide to move their data center, or consolidate multiple data centers at one location, they’re eager to get to work and finish the migration as soon as possible. But this task requires a lot of planning and coordination, and rushing the process can create big problems. Following are some recommendations if …

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Save Your Server from Summer Power Outages

Ah, summertime – sunshine, vacations and occasional devastating power outages! That’s right – blackouts are poised to steal the #1 spot from mosquitoes, on the list of top summer nuisances. And a power outage can do a lot of damage, especially when your business relies on a functional server. In January, the middle of summer …

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Is Your Data Safe?

When trying to decide whether to move a data center offsite, some CIOs may wonder whether the safety of their corporate data can be guaranteed. If you decide to build and manage your own remote data center, physically protecting your facility from harm can significantly add to the expense of your building. But if you …

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