Data Management


Imagining Disaster Recovery

A little imagination can be a great thing when it comes to planning for a disaster. The disasters we might encounter as IT managers are no different.

Informatica Pushes ILM -- With an Application-focused Twist

With ILM, Informatica says it has the answer for harried data management pros. Analysts caution that Informatica's strategy will take time to gestate.

Everything's Coming up Virtual

In a tough economic climate, IT organizations will look to virtualization to reduce TCO, slash their energy costs, and keep up with competitors

Gartner Estimates Energy Savings from PC Power Management

The next front in the struggle to make IT “greener” will unfold at your fingertips -- on the ubiquitous end-user desktop

Q&A: The Optimized Data Services Model

If you need to provision, protect, migrate, dedupe, encrypt, replicate, recover, and archive data sources, ODS may be just what you’re looking for.

Computing in the Clouds: Enterprise-Ready by 2015

According to Gartner, cloud computing still has some maturing to do

Removing Admin Rights Dramatically Cuts Vulnerabilities, Study Finds

One of the biggest threats facing your organization is already installed on your desktops: admin rights for end users



Minding the Gap: Security Vendors Look to Plug Holes in Suite Offerings

Security vendors are stepping up their efforts to close the gap between security and operations

Three Initiatives Data Governance Can Improve

Data governance implementation should be the top priority for enterprises undertaking three initiatives.

Get Ready for Compliance 2.0

Many say that newer, tougher compliance is inevitable. What's at issue is just how demanding it will be.

A New Standard for Securing Optical Storage

How a new spec targets data protection on PCs, servers, mobile devices, and hard disk storage devices.

A Trio of Technologies for Tackling Expansions in the Data Center

When used together, server virtualization with N-Port ID Virtualization (NPIV), blade servers, and Fibre Channel SANs provide a mature, robust infrastructure for data centers.

CA Revamps, Extends NetMaster, SysView

Both NetMaster and SysView boast GUI and usability improvements. Along with a lower-cost software licensing option and you have pair of old tools reborn.

Microsoft Pulls the Plug on Windows Live OneCare

Microsoft's decision to exit the consumer security space reflects a fundamental shift in the market.

The Year in Security and the Fresh Problems Ahead

All things considered, 2008 was a quiet but industrious year on the security front.

The Year in Review, The Trends Ahead

It was a pretty good year, for IT spending at least.

Enterprise Open Source Thrives

Adopters cite OSS' low-cost licensing, flexibility, and -- crucially -- freedom from a Microsoft lock-in as its most attractive features.

Trusted Storage for Enterprise-class Hard Disk Drives, Part 2 of 2

Full-disk encryption specifications developed by the Trusted Computing Group (TCG), including key management and self-encrypting drives, can keep data safe.

Trusted Storage for Enterprise-class Hard Disk Drives, Part 1 of 2

Encryption directly on the storage device provides the simplest and most effective means to obtain a trusted storage system.

IT's Security Dilemma: To Patch or Not to Patch

An out-of-band security fix from Microsoft put administrators in a familiar but tough spot: potentially damned if they patched and damned if they didn't.