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Micro data centres doing the bridgework for IoT  

The fight for data centre efficiency is a never ending one. Yet despite the best laid plans, data centre architectures continue to go through multiple iterations before achieving a functional end. The latest concept that is gaining attention with enterprises and small businesses alike is the micro data centre (mDC). Some will argue that micro […]

Maurice F. Zetena II, VP, data centre technology, network solutions, Leviton

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

Feeding the output machines 1

One thing that’s kept inkjet printers out of the enterprise is the simple issue of ink. It’s expensive, it’s a pain in the neck to keep replacing cartridges as they run out of ink with infuriating regularity, and printing can be slow. Monster high-speed industrial inkjet systems have long been fuelled not from cartridges, but […]


Building bimodal bridges 1  

Gartner has applied a simple framework to complex IT reality. Separating the enterprise into “bimodal” IT operation, Gartner researchers claim that 75 percent of enterprises now experience a bifurcation of IT into two modes, based on surveys of the firm’s client base. But what exactly are these ‘modes’, how do they interact, and what if […]

Shawn Rosemarin, Chief-of Staff, Americas Systems Engineering, VMware

Aamir Hussain, EVP and CTO, CenturyLink

Beyond the numbers – tips on building cloud awareness  

A web search on cloud adoption rates generates a dazzling array of charts and stats that for years have been telling a familiar story: some links simply aggregate numbers to say the same. And while there is some variation on the theme, i.e. relatively more enterprises are now using public cloud than private cloud infrastructure, […]


Big Brother is watching  

We tend to think of our phones and computers as personal devices. They live close to our bodies, and are privy to confidential information. We don’t think of them as gossipy snoops that pass that confidential information off to people who could profit from it. Silly us. Most of the electronics we carry merrily do […]

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