April 2021

Welcome to the YOLO Economy

In addition to the job-hopping you’d expect during boom times, the pandemic has created many more remote jobs, and expanded the number of companies willing to hire outside of big, coastal cities. That has given workers in remote-friendly industries, such as tech and finance, more leverage to ask for what… Read More »Welcome to the YOLO Economy

Data centers use a lot of electricity: There are ways to make them more sustainable

Using renewable energy will be most helpful in the long run instead of buying credits, expert says. TechRepublic’s Karen Roby spoke with Dave Goddard, head of digital for Hitachi ABB Power Grid, about sustainability for data centers. The following is an edited transcript of their conversation. Data Center Must-Reads Karen… Read More »Data centers use a lot of electricity: There are ways to make them more sustainable

IBM and IPwe want to issue patents as NFTs and make them easier to monetize

The company is working with IPwe to tokenize intellectual property and store the information on a blockchain network. Image: iStockphoto/vchal More about Innovation IBM and IPwe are building the infrastructure to turn patents into non-fungible tokens and store the records on a blockchain network. This approach will make it easier… Read More »IBM and IPwe want to issue patents as NFTs and make them easier to monetize

How the open source community helped firms investigate their network activity following SolarWinds

The open source community delivered vital help to companies affected by the SolarWinds attack. Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto The ramifications of the SolarWinds attack are still unfolding more than four months since the breaches were revealed to the public. One underappreciated facet of the wide-ranging scandal that has engulfed much of… Read More »How the open source community helped firms investigate their network activity following SolarWinds