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Mike Garceau, business development manager, data center market, 3M electronics materials solutions division

3M taking the HPC heat with immersion cooling 1

The ongoing search for ever more computing power through deployment of ever more powerful servers, combined with increasing constraints on data centre physical space are having predictable consequences – increasing server rack density, and with it, rising heat load in critical facilities. While an annual user group survey of 100 data centre operators in the [...]


Here we go again

Innovation can be a wonderful thing. The trouble is, it’s a two-edged sword that can be used for good or ill. And when there’s profit involved, honest people and criminals alike have a huge incentive to look for that next interesting or useful thing. Sadly for us, in the cat-and-mouse game of cyber security, the [...]

Lynn Greiner, freelance IT journalist and regular contributor to InsightaaS.com

Kip Compton, Cisco VP of IoT systems and software, Cisco

New IoT Reference Model creates common tongue 1

As a template for our times, the Tower of Babel myth has much to offer. In the Genesis story, when united in language and in purpose, humankind was able to construct a tower that reached into the heavens; but with languages “confounded” by a suspicious deity, people were scattered to the four corners of the [...]


Risks of public cloud multiply even as enterprise use surges

A few years back, raising the issue of data privacy was viewed in many IT discussions as a traitorous act. Dazzled by the economic potential in new sources and analytic platforms for Big Data, neither vendors nor technology users appeared very willing to consider the privacy challenge that was rearing its ugly head. In the [...]

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