According to VMware, Software-Defined Data Center Leads to Software-Defined Enterprise

According to VMware, Software-Defined Data Center Leads to Software-Defined Enterprise

During the past several years, I’ve researched the data center market and talked to many ...

According to VMware, Software-Defined Data Center Leads to Software-Defined Enterprise

According to VMware, Software-Defined Data Center Leads to Software-Defined Enterprise

During the past several years, I’ve researched the data center market and talked to many people involved in the industry. When I started with that market, I was surprised that many people in it assumed that I came from Facility, even though I came from IT. At many data center conferences, the majority of the [...]

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Top 5 Operational Improvements for Today’s Small and Midsize Manufacturer

Top 5 Operational Improvements for Today’s Small and Midsize Manufacturer

Manufacturers today are looking for innovative ways to differentiate themselves in the competitive global marketplace. Understanding customers’ needs in great detail is essential to positioning their company ahead of the competition. One way to gain this understanding is to implement an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. ERP solutions consolidate business operations enhancing your businesses ability [...]

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A Transistor-Like Amplifier for Single Photons

A Transistor-Like Amplifier for Single Photons

Data transmission over long distances usually utilizes optical techniques via glass fibres — this ensures high speed transmission combined with low power dissipation of the signal. For quite some years possibilities have been explored how to go one step further and perform all-optical data processing, with optical transistors and optical logic gates. In particular in [...]

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How to Make Your Data Center Safer: A Guide to Arc Flash Safety

How to Make Your Data Center Safer: A Guide to Arc Flash Safety

Arc flash events in the data center could have potentially lethal consequences for employees. Read this guide and learn six key ways to prevent arc flash-related fatalities in your 400V data center. Reduce the risks of an incident, teach employees how to act in the event of one, and learn more about other hazards of [...]

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Some Texting Bans Linked to Lower Traffic Deaths

Some Texting Bans Linked to Lower Traffic Deaths

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health examined the impact texting-while-driving laws have had on roadway crash-related fatalities, and the findings are published in the August issue of the American Journal of Public Health.   Of drivers in the United States ages 18-64 years, 31 percent reported they had read [...]

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Phone System: Update or Replace?

Phone System: Update or Replace?

Ensure Your Phone System Capabilities Complement Your Business Phone systems have become the central nervous system of businesses, forming a link between the business, its collaborators, suppliers and customers, and as such, must evolve and grow with the business. Our whitepaper, Phone System: Upgrade or Replace?, helps you understand when your phone system has become [...]

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New Characteristics of Complex Oxide Surfaces

New Characteristics of Complex Oxide Surfaces

A novel combination of microscopy and data processing has given researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory an unprecedented look at the surface of a material known for its unusual physical and electrochemical properties.   The research team led by ORNL’s Zheng Gai examined how oxygen affects the surface of a perovskite [...]

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Aberdeen Report: The Dangers of Uninformed ERP Selection

Aberdeen Report: The Dangers of Uninformed ERP Selection

Selecting an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution can be a high risk / high reward decision. While a successful ERP implementation can lead to substantial gains in many metrics such as operating margins and inventory, a poorly selected and implemented solution can add complexity to an organization, keep employees from doing their jobs, and cause [...]

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Is Your Data Safe? Why You Should Care More About Spam

The Center for Research on Electronic Commerce (CREC) at The University of Texas at Austin is working to protect consumer data by using a company’s spam volume to evaluate its security vulnerability through the SpamRankings.net project. “The goal is to alert companies that they are spamming [and] hold them accountable to stop spamming, thus enhancing [...]

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Backup Basics: Distributed Vs Centralized Backup

Backup Basics: Distributed Vs Centralized Backup

When designing a power protection scheme for their data center, IT and facilities managers must ask themselves whether a distributed or centralized backup strategy makes more sense. Unfortunately, there is no easy answer to that question. Companies must weigh each architecture’s advantages and disadvantages against their financial constraints, availability needs and management capabilities before deciding [...]

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