Kevin Fogarty

Profile of Kevin Fogarty

Technology Writer
Blog Posts: 36

Kevin Fogarty is a freelance writer covering networking, security, virtualization, cloud computing, big data and IT innovation. His byline has appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe,, CIO, Computerworld, Network World and other leading IT publications.

Articles by Kevin Fogarty

Postcards from Tomorrow's Data Centers

Today's data centers are essentially the same: long rows of metal racks stocked with machines, miles of cable, and elaborate cooling systems. But just because we build data centers this way in 2013 doesn't mean that's how it will be in ten, twenty or fifty years. Here's a few glimpses of what the future might hold, from printable electronics to nanotube processors to nuclear batteries.

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In Defense of Slow IT

Stop hectoring IT about how it's too much of a laggard in our modern tech world. Sometimes there are good reasons to take things slow.

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How To Hire The Right IT Security Pro

Want to hire the best security team for your company? Understand your security needs, focus on specific skills (including people skills), and don’t worry too much about certifications, advises security expert Michael Davis.

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Super Bowl Web Traffic Blitzes Advertisers

Super Bowl Web traffic crushed sites from Coca-Cola, Doritos and other brands that blended interactive marketing with televised commercials. Online statistics show that site design proved just as important as network capacity.

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Digital Hoarding: Do We Have a Problem?

Approximately 2.8 zettabytes of data were created and stored in 2012, and that number is expected to increase 50-fold by the end of the decade. When does data storage turn into data hoarding, and what are the consequences?

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8 CES Gadgets You Have To See

Sure, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is a giant circus, but it always features something revolutionary, or at least oddly interesting. Maybe even useful. Here are eight compelling products that emerged from the show; judge for yourself how useful they might (eventually) be.

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Holiday Gift Guide

It's the time of the season to make a list and check it twice. We've assembled a holiday wish list for work and play, including tools to improve your mobile life, gaming gadgets, and tablet alternatives for those who already have, or don't want, an Apple in their stockings.

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Big Data Means Big Storage Choices

It's tough to keep up with what big data you'd like to store, especially when much of the data is unstructured text from outside--perhaps from blogs, wikis, surveys, social networks, and manufacturing systems.

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