Westcor MicroPAC power-shedding technique increases lightLoad efficiency

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This white paper is a Vicor product originally published on EETimes Europe in 2012 Customers using the Westcor MicroPAC may take advantage of the power shedding feature to increase  light-load efficiency. The MicroPAC has a factory selectable “power shedding” mode for managing parallel arrays of power modules in an intermediate bus power-distribution system. This […]

Prospective Engineers Get a ‘Good Feeling’

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It’s not every day that we come across a music video extolling the virtues of engineering salaries, but we have one today, and it comes from the most unlikely of sources. The football program at the Missouri University of Science and Technology has produced a video targeting high school players who want to study […]

Android, FreeRTOS top EE Times’ 2013 embedded survey

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NUREMBERG, Germany – Android has become the most popular third-party operating system for embedded applications according to a market study conducted by UBM Tech, the publisher of EE Times. David Blaza, vice president of electronics at UBM Tech, and Alex Wolfe, editor-in-chief of EE Times, provided a preview of the results of the study […]

CW500: Shared services present challenges and opportunities for CIOs

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The recession has sparked renewed interest in shared services as organisations look to pool their IT, human resources (HR) and financial departments into dedicated service departments. Local authorities, central government and the private sector see shared services as a way of both reducing costs and standardising their IT infrastructure. The potential benefits are huge, […]

Big data is adding tremendous strain to datacentres, says IDC

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Big data is causing a lot of strain to datacentre facilities and spiking datacentre workloads creating serious security concerns, according to Donna Taylor, research director for datacentre storage research in Europe for IDC. Speaking at the Datacentre World 2013 event in London, Taylor said that big data is a result of a lot of […]

Serco opts for Quantum DXi data deduplication and saves £1.3m

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Global outsourcing giant Serco has moved to disk-based backup and data deduplication from Quantum in a move that is expected to save it £1.3m in storage costs over the next five years. The savings will result from tape backup infrastructure the company will not have to purchase as a result of implementing Quantum disk-based […]

BYOD to force mobile operators into services

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Employees bringing their own mobile devices to work are threatening profitable enterprise contracts for mobile operators. The mobile operators must act now to tackle the issue, according to Keith Cornell, head of southern Europe for Vodafone and former president of Europe for O2. Speaking to Computer Weekly during the 2013 Mobile World Congress, Cornell […]

6 sizzling security startups at RSA 2013

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Feature Surviving the Business Equivalent of the Zombie Apocalypse More than 43% of businesses that close following a natural disaster never reopen, and an additional 29% of businesses close down permanently within two years of the event. more