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  • Apr 17
    2014
    Industry News

    Google Out of Space at 111 8th, Eyes More Manhattan Real Estate

    Just three years after $2 billion to buy one of the largest buildings in Manhattan, Google is apparently running out of office space at 111 8th Avenue and is once again scouting Manhattan real estate.The search giant is seeking to lease upwards of 600,000 square feet to support its next phase of expansion, according to The Wall Street Journal....
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  • Apr 17
    2014
    Industry News

    Mobile, Social, Cloud & Big Data: How These Technologies Can Transform Cities

    Mobile, social, cloud and Big Data are the four mega technology trends that open up ample opportunities for government organizations, says Stefan Sjostrom, Vice President Asia, Public Sector, Microsoft this morning at Cities and Big Data Summit organized by FutureGov. Speaking to over 100 city leaders across Asia Pacific, Sjostrom highlights the three phases cities generally undergo in leveraging technology to transform citizens’ lives and solve urban challenges...
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  • Apr 16
    2014
    Industry News

    World’s Largest Data Center: 350 E. Cermak

    The Lakeside Technology Center (350 East Cermak) is a 1.1 million square foot multi-tenant data center hub owned by Digital Realty Trust. Originally developed by the R.R. Donnelley Co. to house the printing presses for the Yellow Book and Sears Catalog, 350 East Cermak was converted to telecom use in 1999, and today it is one of the world’s largest...
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  • Apr 16
    2014
    Industry News

    Multi-skilling in the Data Center

    Research shows the availability of suitably skilled staff can be either a key enabler or an impediment to meeting requirements. Global growth in staffing since 2010 has kept pace with the growth in data center assets. Numbers working in or around data centers have increased around the world by 25%, while requirements for white space have increased over the same period by 21%, power by 29% and investment by 31%. But the overall figures mask a more complicated picture as the data center becomes more business-critical and accountable to its customers, more technologically complex and more resource-conscious...
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  • Apr 16
    2014
    Industry News

    Business Continuity via The Cloud

    Virtualization, mobility and cloud technologies have broadened the possibilities for business continuity and disaster recovery, both of which form an integral component of information security. “You no longer have to build out a 1:1 data center in another location to get true disaster recovery,” said James Russell, principal in the information technology group at consultancy Rothstein Kass. “It is possible to build in-house solutions for a fraction of the cost and space it used to require using virtualization.” Hedge funds and other trading and investing firms can have DR built in as part of their cloud infrastructure...
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  • Apr 16
    2014
    Industry News

    Heartbleed: The Most Important Lesson

    The revelation of the OpenSSL vulnerability “Heartbleed” has shaken the Internet, but beyond simply being a major security flaw, it has shown once again that the government is no friend of IT. Although no allegations have surfaced implying that the NSA was responsible for the Heartbleed flaw, a Bloomberg report suggests that the voyeuristic agency nevertheless was aware of it and even exploited it for years before it was exposed. The report only identified the sources as “two people familiar with the matter”—anonymity that is unsurprising in light of the government’s treatment of whistleblowers like Edward Snowden...
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  • Apr 15
    2014
    Industry News

    Cloud Computing Enables Businesses to Discover their Entrepreneurial Spirit.

    Although it is difficult to pin down just one factor that makes cloud computing such a game changer for businesses, perhaps the key benefit rests in its ability to "level the playing field". By removing much of the initial up-front costs, the cloud allows small and medium businesses to compete with their larger rivals – and in some instances, to surpass them. But large businesses shouldn't feel restricted by legacy systems...
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