Data Management


A Power is Born: System i, System p Converge

If Big Blue's new Power Express systems are harbingers of 'the future, users can expect ever-greater density and performance

Outsourcers Push for Greater Flexibility

Outsourcers are increasingly trying to achieve greater contract flexibility and minimize overall risk. Here are the risks you should know about.

Virtualizing Disaster Recovery

Virtualization can be a boon to business continuity and disaster recovery planning -- provided you understand the risks

z10: Data Center in a Box?

For many large mainframe customers, the idea of a mainframe-centric -- or mainframe-exclusive -- "enterprise data center" makes a lot of sense

Report Urges IT: It’s Time to Guard against the "Millennial" Threat

New IT consumers are more comfortable with, and knowledgeable about, technology, and that’s a problem

IT Outsourcing Faces Paradigm Shift

Increasingly, organizations are turning to IT outsourcing to enhance business outcomes instead of simply to control or reduce costs.

The Virtualization of I/O (Part 2 of 2)

In the second part of our discussion, we take a closer look at two I/O solutions: InfiniBand and 10 GbE.



Mainframe Pros Sound Off about System z10

This year's Winter SHARE conference -- held last week in Orlando -- gave attendees a unique opportunity to take System z10 for a test drive.

Microsoft Touts Windows Server 2008

Microsoft releases its next-generation Windows platform, highlighted by Windows Server 2008.

Laptop Security: Hackers Attack Encrypted Data on Chips

Sleeping laptops may be the next way hackers steal encrypted information

The Resurgence of Data Integration

Data integration vendors cite growing interest among new and existing customers in mainframe data connectivity solutions.

The Virtualization of I/O (Part 1 of 2)

As companies virtualize physical servers and provision processor and memory resources to specific virtual machines (VMs), delivering I/O to these VMs presents the next set of challenges. We examine these and look at two I/O solutions: InfiniBand and 10 GbE.

Hackers Using Time-Tested Methods, Not Fancy Technology

ID theft usually involves time-tested methods such as telephone fraud than blockbuster data breaches

Disaster Recovery Planning Lags

How long is the DR-related outage you budget for? A few days -- a week -- or longer?

Big Blue's Cognos Acquisition Comes More Clearly Into Focus

IBM is aiming its Information-on-Demand pitch to both IT professionals and business decision-makers

Virtual Servers, Real Snapshots

Creating state-consistent point-in-time snapshots is now possible in server virtualization environments

IBM, Sun Make Ambitious "Virtual" Announcements

Virtualization took center stage again last week, as both IBM and Sun unveiled ambitious new virtual offerings

Rogue Trader Highlights Need to Mind Your Controls

In an age of Sarbanes-Oxley and similar regulatory measures, how could a single rogue trader have racked up more than $7 billion in losses?

CA Reinvigorating its Mainframe Software Line

CA is preparing an innovation infusion for its legacy mainframe software products

Microsoft's Reveals its Virtualization Vision

VMWare might be far out in front, but don't count Microsoft out