From powerful mainframes to small smartphones, it was a year filled with change and challenges, contradiction and contrast for enterprise IT.
It was a busy year for IT professionals in 2010. What did network administrators learn this year, and how will these lessons affect the top enterprise trends in 2011?
What will the next-generation data center look like, what role will virtualization play, and what key issues must you deal with now to meet tomorrow’s challenges?
The benefits and drawbacks of software-as-a-service, plus tips for choosing a SaaS provider.
IT shops are holding steady on the mainframe. A new survey from BMC also examines how IT shops are employing systems and how workloads are growing.
Business-driven processes for measuring and guaranteeing service levels in the cloud will help CIOs successfully transition to this new infrastructure.
Why managing application performance is so challenging, and how to make it pay off in the enterprise.
Caching was only the first step to improving transaction processing.
Treat energy with the same care and attention that your other data center assets receive.
Lower HPC costs make it possible for more companies to be cutting edge in their market.
Although efforts to reach the "neglected" or "untapped" mid-market shops are nothing new, HP's Just Right IT seems to have most of its ducks in a row.
What was Intel thinking? Was a vision of a hyper-connected future -- powered by hyper-secure embedded microprocessors -- a big factor?
IT asset management (ITAM) is a tactical foundation corporate executives need to make sound strategic decisions. ITAM needs more than just an administrator to manage it.
Big Blue's refresh includes the gargantuan POWER 795, which it pits against top-shelf systems from HP and Oracle.
zEnterprise services 125 different capacity settings, but small mainframe shops may be best served by IBM's existing z10 BC system
Applications and environments are more complex than ever. DevOps may be the approach IT needs.
zEnterprise debuts at a critical time for IBM, which is the subject of unwelcome attention from would-be mainframe market regulators.
New zEnterprise mainframe and systems architecture lets mainframe, Power, and x86 systems share resources, be managed as single, virtualized system
Inconsistent metrics have led to inconsistent results
Planning for a merger or acquisition can be tricky, but it's a bullet that most CIOs will have to bite.