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Tech Visionary Julie Cullivan Believes Workplace Gender Equality Starts at Home, Classroom

Posted on 3/26/2018
As we are finally seeing acts of female empowerment at a global scale, tech visionary Julie Cullivan asks: 'In a world where we are constantly striving for success, how can we teach our daughters to not only have a seat in the boardroom, but also fee

Checking All Boxes in Multi-cloud Data Management Environments

Posted on 3/26/2018
Long Term Digital Preservation (LTDP) attempts to address the challenge of managing multi-cloud environments by keeping digital information of enduring value accessible and usable.

New Products, Surveys and Other Industry 'Stuff'

Posted on 3/26/2018
Read about how cybercrime really does pay; a new data center opens in Dallas; and businesses are behind the 'quality' curve.

The Future of ITSM: Get Ready for Artificial Intelligence

Posted on 3/20/2018
Besides personal applications, AI is beginning to integrate into corporate and government networks. As it does so, IT Service Management (ITSM) organizations will have the responsibility to keep these systems up and running.

Mitigating Risks from Blockchain Technologies

Posted on 3/20/2018
Smart enterprises need to be wary and better understand the ins and outs of data confidentiality before they rush to embrace blockchain technology.

Attendee Orientation Brings Blast From the Past

Posted on 3/12/2018
Having worked on and off at AFCOM since 1990,I feel very privileged to have lived and worked through the advent of the World Wide Web, the move from mainframes to networked servers, the hysteria surrounding Y2K and a lot in between. I'm feeling even

Women Warriors: Carrie Goetz, Newly Appointed to DCI Board

Posted on 3/12/2018
Over the past 30 years, Carrie Goetz, global director of technology at Paige DataCom Solutions, has seen the industry shift from mainframe to Windows/Unix to virtualization.

Tips for Making the Most of Your Data Center World Experience

Posted on 3/12/2018
Are you checking your email? Well, just stop! That's one of the tips we have for maximizing your learning and networking experience here at Data Center World.

Data Centers: Where We Come From, Where We Are, and Where We Go Tomorrow

Posted on 3/5/2018
Data Center World panelist Cindy Joos, VP of Global Shared Services at Cyxtera Technologies, talks about her data center industry career.

Buzzwords Will Destroy the Internet

Posted on 3/5/2018
Sharif Fotou, the founder and CEO of data center builder EdgePoint Systems, will be talking about why certain buzzwords make him squeamish.