Enterprise


Q&A: IT Automation's New Directions

The evolution of IT automation, how the technology has changed, where it is today, and where it's headed.

Tape's Diamond Jubilee Part 2: The Power behind the Throne

IBM's Linear Tape File System (LTFS) is touted by enthusiasts as a "game changer" for the fortunes of tape technology in contemporary IT. ESJ's storage analyst, Jon Toigo, takes a closer look at the technology.

How to Make Licensing Audits Less Painful

License compliance is tough, especially after a merger or acquisition. The secret to success of any license audit just may be normalization technology.

Down Was Up for IBM Corp.

Even though Big Blue’s revenues shrank, its earnings increased last quarter.

SSD: Coming with a Vengeance

SSD will soon be added to your disk and tape storage environment. It's time to start studying and planning for this evolution.

A CxO’s Guide to Understanding Today’s Most Dangerous Attacks

To understand how to counter stealth malware threats, you first need to understand the nature and sophistication of these attacks at each of their four stages.

Top 5 Enterprise Security Trends

From BYOD to social media, the trends that are keeping security administrators on their toes.



3 Tips for Improving Application Performance

Make the most of your IT investments with these three tips to help you optimize your networks, applications, and clients.

Q&A: Adopting a Modular Data Center Strategy

Benefits, challenges, and best practices for incorporating a modular data center into your environment.

PCI Compliance in the Cloud

If you store, process, or transmit card account data, youmust comply with the PCI data security standard. We explore the basics, including why DevOps teams needs to be compliant.

Disaster Antidote: Getting Control of Data Center Power

Co-location facilities, mirrored data, hot-standby servers -- data center managers are doing all they can to avoid the debilitating effects of power outages. Or are they?

Q&A: Mainframe Migration Up Close

Hardware migrations can be tricky. We discuss the keys to Kansas City Southern Railway's migration from mainframe to Linux.

What Enterprises Should -- And Shouldn't -- Move to the Cloud

The cloud isn't right for every application. We explain the benefits of moving to the cloud, how to get "cloud ready," and what applications should remain within your data center.

Going Mobile: Introducing Your Mainframe to Modern Tools

With the proper process controls, you can now allow access for any class of device and "future proof" yourself from what comes next.

Want a Better Backup Plan? Then Forget Backup

The key to protecting enterprise assets is to start with the right objective. We explore five steps you can take to shift your focus and tackle a new backup/recovery reality.

Cloud Security Services Help SMB Buyers Brook Budget Woes

SMB customers have a growing appetite for cloud-based security services. It isn't likely to be sated anytime soon. Thanks to a perfect storm of economic and technology trends, SMB consumption of cloud security services is expected to increase sharply over the next five years.

How VM Introspection Transforms Honeynets into Lean, Mean, APT-fighting Machines

In the right hands, a honeynet can be a powerful weapon in the war against advanced persistent threats. If you're contemplating adding advanced honeynets to your organization's arsenal, here are five things to consider.

Cloud Computing: Panacea or Power Monger?

Data centers growth has IT looking for alternatives. Is moving our processing and storage chores to the cloud a solution, or does it just shift the problem somewhere else?

How Remote Infrastructure Management Can Improve Processes and Increase Efficiency

These 6 action steps will help you get the most from outsourcing your remote infrastructure management.

Commentary: Survey of Agile in the Real World Confounds

A pair of analysts surveyed how enterprises are using an agile methodology. The facts are interesting; their analysis is downright foolish.