Jennifer Leah Stong-Michas

Freelance Writer

Jennifer Leah Stong-Michas is a freelance writer who lives in central Pennsylvania.

Articles by Jennifer Leah Stong-Michas

December 2008
Desktop virtualization is a method for replacing bulky desktop computers. In this process, scaled-down computers, sometimes encompassing “thin clients” or dumb terminals, are used. These desktops do not house bulky applications and operating systems, and using this format manages the information technology (IT) environment more efficiently. READ MORE
December 2008
While it is environmentally sound to turn off a building's lights once business is done for the day, those lights go on again as people return to work after hours. Since most buildings use some type of access control and some variation of lighting controls, it was only a matter of time before integrating the two became a reality. READ MORE
November 2008
Changes in the data center market provide opportunities for contractors. Most involve construction and relocation projects and come as a result of the increasing power data centers demand. However, increasing energy consumption problems and concerns are forcing many data center owners and operators to explore alternate options. READ MORE
October 2008
Television shows do not usually pave the way for construction. However, the first season of Donald Trump’s reality show, “The Apprentice,” did just that. The winner became the project manager for the construction of Trump International Hotel and Tower in downtown Chicago. READ MORE
October 2008
Thin provisioning, a method of optimizing efficiency, flexibly allocates disk storage space among users, based on the minimum storage space a user requires at a specific time. It’s a popular trend in data centers, as thin provisioning technology can streamline these information technology (IT) powerhouses. READ MORE
October 2008
Virtualization occurs when a simulation replaces something that exists in the physical world. According to SearchServerVirtualization.com, “Server virtualization is the masking of server resources, including the number and identity of individual physical servers, processors, and operating systems, from server users. READ MORE
October 2008
Building information modeling (BIM) is a hot topic in the design/build community. It has the potential to dramatically improve performance in the design and construction industry and to increase value to owners. READ MORE
October 2008
According to Daniel Feldman, Technical Chair of the Ethernet Alliance’s PoE subcommittee, the base definition of power over Ethernet (PoE) is, “a technology that allows for the powering of devices through Ethernet cables.” At this time, IEEE 802.3AF is the de facto standard. According to the current standard, 12.95 watts of power can be supplied to a device through the Ethernet cable. READ MORE
October 2008
There is a destination in Milwaukee’s Menomonee River Valley for those who want to try their luck in a setting more upbeat than fire station bingo, but less glittery than Las Vegas: the Potawatomi Bingo and Casino. It is a small slice of the gaming lifestyle dropped right in the middle of the heartland. READ MORE

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