Thursday, October 27, 2005

The Cost of Power for Data Centers

This informative article from gives us an idea about energy costs at data centers.

"According to Richard Sneider, managing director of Concord, Mass.-based InterUnity group -- the research firm that produced the AFCOM survey -- the primary reason for new demand is the increased densities of servers and switches. More powerful machines packed into tighter footprints is causing cooling headaches, and cooling that equipment eats up a lot of power."

"According to IT infrastructure vendor, West Kingston, R.I.-based American Power Conversion Corp., the total cost of ownership for a rack of servers is between $80,000 to $150,000 per rack, and power consumption accounts for 20% of that cost."

IT energy crisis reaching critical mass
by Matt Stansberry

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

The Future of Residential VOIP

I think this Linksys-Skype product will be the future of VOIP for homes.


Wednesday, October 05, 2005

The Conventional Wisdom

The conventional wisdom is that real estate is a better investment channel than the stock market. However, based on this article from Forbes Magazine, stocks were better in a longer period of time.

Real Estate Vs. Stocks

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

A Travel-Heavy Job for a Recent Graduate

This article from college journal shows how tough it can be to land a job that requires heavy travel.

"On most weeks, he leaves home Monday morning and returns Thursday evening. 'It doesn't really feel like I'm back until Friday night because I get home so late on Thursday," he says. "By Sunday I'm thinking about how I have to get up the next day at 4 a.m.'"

Grad's Travel-Heavy Job Is Harder Than Expected

Sunday, October 02, 2005

VOIP Maket Projections

If you need some VOIP market projections then this past research of mine might be of help to you.

Consumer VOIP Market

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