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How to Predict Your Private Cloud Readiness

Cloud readiness is more than market position and organization size. It is profoundly linked to your level of platform standardization.

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.

Open XML Support Coming in Office 2013

Microsoft promises wider file format support in next version of Office suite.

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.

Enterprise Systems Salary Survey 2012 Part 2: IT Staff Salaries

IT staff salaries are on the upswing, and bonuses have hit record levels for most positions in this year's survey.

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.

ESJ Salary Survey 2012 Part 1: Management Salaries

Management salaries rise; managers overseeing service-oriented architectures and business analytics shops command highest premiums.

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.

MED-V Not the Solution for Windows XP Migrations

MED-V won't help you avoid Windows XP's expiring life cycle support, Microsoft says.

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.