Data Management


Reality Check: A Closer Look at System z's Late-2007 Stumble

Were System z's third-quarter shortfalls an aberration or a harbinger of a rough year ahead?

Microsoft's Virtualization Strategy Coming Into Focus

Will Microsoft's server virtualization push change the rules of the game?

Big Blue Showcases Big Iron Solaris

Solaris running on the mainframe? It's far from a pipedream.

Enterprise IT: A Look Back, The Trends Ahead

Fasten your seatbelts -- it's going to be a bumpy year.

Careers: Downturn? What Economic Downturn?

The hiring outlook for early 2008 looks as solid as ever, with double-digit IT job growth forecast by at least one industry watcher

Why Legacy Databases Are Here to Stay

While industry watchers once encouraged customers to think about transitioning away from pre-relational DMBSes, they’re now backtracking

Big Iron Coup: IBM Touts New Mainframe Data Integration Software

Information Server seems tailor-made for Big Blue’s bring-it-all-back-home to System z philosophy -- particularly with respect to data processing workloads.



Accelerating File Transfers in the Mid-Size Enterprise

The mid-size enterprise needs simple, fast, reliable, and secure ways to transfer large files. PDP and UDP technologies may provide the answer.

Green IT Begins with Green Data

New site and new resources offer corporate planners a strategic approach to greening their IT operations.

CA Unveils Compliance Automation and Governance Management Tool

CA positions GRC Manager as the industry's first portfolio-based solution for IT governance and risk management

VMWare's ESX Server 3i Makes Preemptive Strike

Analysts see VMWare’s ESX Server 3i as a preemptive strike against Microsoft and other would-be x86 virtualization players

Mainframe Proponents Talk Up Platform’s Security Strengths

There’s a growing consensus -- among IBM users, at least -- that Big Iron’s biggest selling point might well be its proven security model.

How IBM’s Updated z/OS Improves Security

Big Blue’s vision: a System z-centered security hub—along the lines of the mainframe-based Information hubs it’s been touting for a year now.

SHARE Conference Focuses on Disaster Recovery, Mainframe Resiliency

Thanks to its reputation for resiliency, the mainframe is widely viewed as the preeminent platform for disaster recovery and business continuity planning.

CA Revamps CICS Testing Tools

In the face of mounting pressure from IBM, CA officials say their revamped tools still provide plenty of value-added bang for the buck.

Behind Big Blue’s Ever-Expanding Information Management Portfolio

Princeton Softech gives Big Blue new access and connectivity features for a variety of non-IBM data sources.

IBM Announces Ambitious Distributed-to-Mainframe Consolidation Project

At $250 million over five years, the projected savings are real and substantial -- and the PR benefits, especially for System z, are even more important.

Rethinking TCO and ROI

TCO and ROI efforts can be misleading -- in part because they tend to over-generalize the needs of particular customers and apply them to the market as a whole.

IBM’s Next-Gen i5 OS Touts New POWER6 Server

There’s still plenty of life left in Big Blue’s midrange server line

The Changing Face of Disaster Recovery

SHARE recently announced a list of five disaster recovery and business continuity recommendations that it says all mainframe shops would do well to follow.