What is DCIM?

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What is DCIM

There are many data centers dotting the landscape. They have been popping up all over the place – and that will continue. Worldwide, the market for data center construction was at $14.59 billion in 2014 – when it was forecast to rise at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.3% to $22.73 billion by… Read more »

The Internet of Things: Promise or Challenge?

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The IoT Challenge

During 2017, there will be 8.4 billion objects connected to the internet. That’s a 31% rise over 2016 numbers, and this figure is still headed north – with Gartner predicting there will be 20.4 billion IoT devices by 2020. The cost of connected devices and services will be $2 trillion this year – with 63%… Read more »

Quick Mini-Guide to Choose the Best CMS

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choosing a CMS -- the issue of control

Content management systems (CMSs) are certainly popular. It would not be accurate to say that they are Internet-wide, but they are prevalent enough to be considered a core technology for web development – whether you are simply using the systems and their associated software “as is” or are customizing them.   Before we talk about… Read more »

What is Data Infrastructure? Why Is it Important?

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What Is Data Infrastructure

Where is your information? Would you describe it as being in your infrastructure or your data infrastructure? Let’s look at what data infrastructure is, why it is important, and the specific characteristic of reliability availability serviceability (RAS). Then we will close by reviewing some common issues and advice.   When you use the Internet, whether… Read more »

5 Ways Cloud Computing Can Help Your Business

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5 Ways Cloud Computing Helps Your Business

Companies across a broad spectrum, from shoestring startups to Fortune 500 enterprises, are wondering how they can better incorporate cloud computing into their organizations. There are manifold ways in which this technology can improve your efficiency and results. First, let’s look at the growth numbers for cloud to see how much is currently being invested… Read more »

Can Split Testing Actually Hurt Ecommerce Revenue?

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Split Testing E-Commerce Revenue

Sometimes it can be difficult to figure out exactly what it is that is making your company’s growth plateau or shrink. In fact, it is often challenging to even perceive some potential culprits because they seem so fundamentally beneficial. Nonetheless, it is important to ask hard questions – and, in so doing, put different aspects… Read more »

How to Set Up a Non-Blog WordPress Site

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How to Set Up a Non-Blog WordPress Site

While WordPress excels as a blogging platform because that was its original intended function, it has become increasingly sophisticated as a general tool to build websites. You could create an e-commerce shop, a portfolio, or a business site in this way.   Note that you could easily include (either upfront or at whatever point) a… Read more »

Developing: Could IoT Botnet Mirai Survive Reboots?

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Could IoT Botnet Mirai Survive Reboots

Mirai has been making a zombie army of swaths of the internet of things, so it is no wonder that manufacturers are taking steps to protect against it. However, one IoT device manufacturer’s failed attempt to protect its products against the botnet (used in massive DDoS attacks) shows how challenging this climate has become. When… Read more »