If rumors of Google and Microsoft going after a piece of Amazon’s infrastructure service business are true, the competition could result in dramatically lower prices and IT could be a big winner.
In spite of the fact that companies are expanding their data centers, IDC reports that the traditional server market is in decline, possibly because IT is moving toward smaller, more cost-effective and energy-efficient alternatives like blades.
A recent survey found that a vast majority of companies don’t make decisions based on protecting IP rights, yet it seems the largest tech companies do — and that creates an atmosphere of uncertainty in the market.
We all know Big Data is in full hype mode right now, but the fact is that you can use data as a strategic advantage for your company, and you may want to get more comfortable with the tools out there help you make sense of it all.
Building a green data center makes sense on so many levels. It’s more cost effective, better for the environment and it makes you look like a smart, forward-thinking company that cares about the environment too.
Figuring how fast is fast enough for your website could be tricky business because it depends on a lot of factors including how your users feel and how you compare to similar sites — data that’s not always easy to find.
The SOPA debate is just another example of dismissing IT expertise, and it’s time to start listening to the experts — whether in IT or elsewhere.
While Google Real-time analytics might not have anything to with performance or web site monitoring in a direct sense, it does share the ability to monitor in real time, rather than looking back at what’s already happened.
No matter how much you prepare for an inevitable outage, bad stuff can still happen to good companies. The trick is to learn from every situation and be even better prepared the next time.