Data Management


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.

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.

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 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.



z10 BC: A Thoroughly Modern Mainframe for the Rest of Us

The z10 BC isn't as big or brawny as its beefy sibling, but it has lots of power and is priced to move. Call it a mainframe system for the rest of us.

In Praise of Data Center Vivification

"Going Green" is about transforming the static, reactive, and largely inert data centers of today into what proponents call a "living organism."

Most Enterprises Unprotected Against E-mail Security Risks, Study Finds

Only 10 percent of organizations are actually using effective anti-spam technologies

Bigger is Better in Newest Database Niche

Why are hardware and database behemoths focusing so much attention on a segment that -- just 18 months ago -- was a relatively sleepy niche?

Analysis: Behind Symantec's MessageLabs Play

Symantec spent more than half a billion dollars to buy its way into the SaaS e-mail and Web security segments

Tape is Key to Containing IT Spending

If you want to economize on storage for the massive amount of data you're accumulating, the choice is clear: tape.

McAfee's Secure Computing Acquisition: The View from Gartner

McAfee's acquisition of Secure Computing could trigger a round of consolidation and disrupt the security status quo for vendors and customers alike

'Tis the (Trade Show) Season

A host of trade shows this Fall give a glimpse into what storage vendors are up to.

Survey Sheds Light on Use, Maintenance of Network Access Control

A new survey shows that enterprise networking groups -- not IT security pros -- are usually responsible for day-to-day NAC administration.

Get Ready to Web 2.0-ify Your Mainframe

You don't typically think of Big Iron as a locus of Web 2.0 activity -- but IBM is trying to recast it as such

BMC Announces "Significant" Overhaul of Job Scheduler

In the new version of CONTROL-M, BMC is trumpeting a job rollback and auditing feature, along with virtualization-friendly amenities

With InfoSphere, Big Blue Touts Mainframe-Ready Integration Features

IBM's InfoSphere data integration platform is brimming with mainframe goodies

Disgruntled Employees Pose Large Inside Threat

A new survey finds that nearly 9 out of 10 IT employees say they'd steal privileged or confidential information if they knew they were going to be laid-off tomorrow.