Articles by author: Raymond Hawkins

Rising Care Costs Drive Cloud-Based MedTech Adoption

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The cost of U.S. healthcare, which is expected to rise over the next three years according to research from Willis Towers Watson, is pushing care providers to look strategic solutions that make care more efficient without sacrificing patient care outcomes. Cloud-based medtech appears to be gaining steam to help meet patient demand and insulate against […]

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Data Privacy Lawsuits Sweeping the Healthcare and Tech Sectors and What They Mean for the Industry
December 7, 2022

Data privacy lawsuits have rapidly increased in the healthcare and technology sectors in recent years, in part due to the increasing demand for access to sensitive medical data as well as the emergence of innovative products and services that rely on personal information. Since these attacks have occurred, companies have been forced to rethink […]

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Legalized Sports Betting Could Benefit the US Economy
December 7, 2022

Sports betting has continued to explode in the U.S. despite the reticence of many states to legalize the practice. One of the benefits cited by proponents of legalized sports betting is the tax revenue that states are able to collect. A recent piece in D Magazine analyzed just how much a state like Texas […]

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Will the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend Revenue Continue Through the Rest of the Holiday Season?
December 7, 2022

This year, retailers kicked off the holiday season early with deals beginning prior to Thanksgiving weekend. The encouragement from retailer sales to have consumers begin their holiday shopping early, has made some impact with this year breaking record revenue over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales prove positive in predicting […]

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Not Your Father’s Data Center: Innovations in Generator Land
May 24, 2022

How did a Texas boy, who swore up and down he’d never leave Texas for Oklahoma, wind up involved with the data storage industry in Oklahoma? Chris Brown, CTO at Uptime Institute, isn’t 100% sure himself, but spending the past 25 years in the Sooner state means something went right. And Brown said the data […]

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Not Your Father’s Data Center Podcast: Data Centers in Space Pt. 2
April 26, 2022

Rick Ward, CTO, and Founder of Orbits Edge, described how space is becoming increasingly accessible to laypeople. “We’re getting more and more to the place where I can see myself there. And that is a big deal. You don’t have a space-bearing civilization when the only people who go up there are less numerous than […]

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Not Your Father’s Data Center Podcast by Compass Datacenters: A Look into the Impact of COVID-19 on the Data Center Industry
February 22, 2022

The data center industry is probably not the first industry one would think of when it comes to changes from the pandemic since data is stored virtually. Tim Huffman, Vice President of CBRE, joined Host Raymond Hawkins, Chief Revenue Officer of Compass Datacenters, to discuss the surprising number of shifts that actually occurred in the […]

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Satellites & The Cloud
January 25, 2022

Data has moved from the building filling mainframes of the 60’s technology to satellite gathering machine learning and AI processing at the speed of light. Megabytes have turned into Petabytes, leaving businesses to absorb the paradigm shift of data collection. In this episode of Not Your Father’s Data Center, host Raymond Hawkins and Doug Mohney, […]

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Leadership in an Evolving Workplace
November 30, 2021

Host Raymond Hawkins discovered that despite lacking formal leadership training, Cy Wakeman, President & Founder of Reality Based Leadership, has written a plethora of books in the leadership genre. As a former counselor in human psychology, Wakeman revamped traditional leadership views. She explained, “I saw the world from a viewpoint of shared accountability at the […]

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Not Your Father’s Data Center: Mining for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies
October 26, 2021

Fred Thiel, CEO of Marathon Digital Holdings, one of the largest bitcoin mining operations in North America, joined host Raymond Hawkins to discuss cryptocurrency. From blockchain to bitcoin, Thiel covered it all, including all the nooks and crannies in between. “The blockchain is essentially a chain of linked blocks that each block consists of a […]

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Concrete Innovations at Compass Datacenters
February 10, 2021

Nancy Novak, Chief Innovation Officer, Compass Datacenters is a firm believer that innovation comes in different forms, and she knows it’s people, processes and systems that drive innovations. Those three key focuses drive Novak’s work at Compass Datacenters, and she opened up to host Raymond Hawkins about some of the exciting innovations happening at Compass. […]

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A 2020 Year in Review on Digital Strategy Trends
January 12, 2021

Haynes Strader, Vice President of Data Center Solutions, CBRE, returned to Not Your Father’s Data Center for a look back and assessment of one of the craziest years in recent memory. To summarize the market during the pandemic, Strader said, “CBRE had a really busy first quarter, and then, in March, we saw a big […]

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A Career Path for Veterans in the Data Center Industry
November 10, 2020

Lee Kirby, Cofounder and Chairman of Salute Mission Critical, wanted to use his 36 years of military experience to help veterans and their families. Drawing upon 30 years of information systems, strategic business development, planning and human resource experience in private and public sectors, Kirby began Salute Mission Critical. Salute’s mission is to provide military […]

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