Enterprise


How Business Development Enriches IT Delivery

If IT professionals are a restaurant's chefs, then business development professionals are the rest of the staff -- those attracting guests, designing the menus, and managing the profits.

Big Data or Big Boondoggle?

Is Big Data everything it’s cracked up to be or is the Big Data value proposition based on fears of an undiscovered insight in our data? Our storage analyst, Jon Toigo, looks at why Big Data isn’t for everyone.

Cloud Computing in the Real World: 3 Ways to Avoid Cloud Project Failure

How to overcome the three most common impediments to cloud project success.

Q&A: An Inside Look at a State-of-the-Art Green Data Center

IT is looking to cut costs. One way is to outsource data center tasks. We take a closer look at a state-of-the-art site in Europe to learn what features are most important to IT and how investments in renewable resources are paying off.

Forget Improvements -- Systems Management Needs a New Approach

Most IT organizations are only performing very basic monitoring on their servers. This new approach uses concepts we learned from the consumer gadget world.

RDP Fix Shows Microsoft's Smarter about Windows Security Updates

As Microsoft's response to a recent critical vulnerability demonstrates, Windows security has come a long way -- for the better -- since the days of Code Red.

Q&A: Taming Document Storage

Tech advances are changing how physical documents are securely stored and recalled. We explore the latest trends and issues affecting document storage, including compliance, natural disasters, and data recovery.



Q&A: Private Cloud Helps Virtualized Data Center Cut Costs in Half

How a cloud solution solved performance and complexity issues and returned an impressive ROI.

Why Social Computing is Ideal for Collaboration

Social media is about ease, speed, and reach. We explore the benefits it can offer your organization, and why IT must not be afraid of it.

Enterprise Social Networking Underwhelms, At Least at First

The first enterprise social networks are delivering mixed results.

Eye on Security: Integrating Physical and Cyber Security

We explore the benefits of interconnecting physical and cyber security.

IBM Q&A: Storage Strategies for Today's Enterprise

An IBM storage expert looks at the storage challenges and trends faced by today's IT department and offer suggestions for better storage management.

The Latest in Fiendishly Clever Targeted Attack Types

New targeted attacks masquerade as legitimate correspondence from the Better Business Bureau. It's fiendishly clever, which is exactly the point.

IBM Power Systems Sales Grow Amid Unix Server Slump

The performance of IBM's Power Systems line was a bright spot in an otherwise turbulent server market, but the prospects for the Unix market as a whole look as bleak as ever.

Q&A: Data Center Remodel Up Close and Personal

A remodel of a data center created unique challenges. We examine the success factors of a project at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

Big Data Meets Virtualization

Big Data has surpassed cloud computing as the Next Big Thing in IT. We explore how big data is connected to virtualization and private clouds.

Hard-drive Shortage: Lessons Learned

The recent hard-drive shortage has shown us that there are many ways to manage data.

BYOD and the Cloud: The Dilemma Facing IT

The bring-your-own-device movement is a warning to businesses that their core is about to get more complicated. What must IT consider right now?

Internal Clouds: All Muscle and No Brain?

When it comes to IT infrastructure, having a lot of muscle is good, but making intelligent use of all that muscle is even better. When it comes to internal clouds, a brain is key.

The RSA Key Kerfuffle: Why Randomness Is Hard

Just how much of a problem is the RSA key kerfuffle? Two research teams weigh in about encryption schemes.