Features & News


Q&A: I/O Virtualization and Best Practices

We examine the benefits of I/O virtualization and offer best practices to achieve high-performance I/O.

Hadoop, The Cloud, and Big Data

What you need to know about Hadoop benefits, scalability, and best practices.

Automate Your Business Processes for a Smarter, Faster, More Agile Enterprise

Automation can provide solid returns on your investment quickly. The key is to consider your business processes (and the IT processes that support them) as part of the same ecosystem.

Best Practices for Implementing a Private Cloud (Part 2 of 2)

In the second part of our two-part series, we examine the value of policy-based optimization in private clouds.

Forefront Product Sales to End in December

Some -- but not all -- Forefront solutions will be withdrawn from the market on December 1.

Q&A: Securing Data in the Cloud

Data is flowing as never before to the cloud, increasing enterprise data risks. We examine the security issues and best practices for keeping your data safe in the cloud.

7 Steps for Application Recovery

Seven actions every CIO should take in the event of a major service outage.



3 Ways to Ensure Good Performance for Cloud-Based Systems

These three tips can help you avoid surprises when you move to the cloud.

Best Practices for Implementing a Private Cloud (Part 1 of 2)

In the first of a two-part series, we examine the importance of usage accounting in private-cloud implementations.

How to Create a Sustainable Standard Desktop Environment

Foresight and planning for a standard desktop environment can help you avoid the hassle of future issues.

How Data Maps Can Control eDiscovery Costs While Recouping Storage Capacity

How data maps can help you manage your storage environment efficiently and effectively.

Q&A: Developing Mobile Apps at Drexel University

How a team of five university students developed a cross-platform, mobile, real-time app for managing presentations with no mobile development training.

Healthy Fear of the Cloud is Good, But Absolute Terror is Shortsighted

The public cloud is still the Wild, Wild West, but shunning the cloud until things become a bit more stable and predictable may not be the smart play.

Dramatic Price Increase for EA License Renewals

Costs can rise up to 43 percent in some cases.

IBM Unveils Powerful New EC12 Mainframe

Big Blue has announced its biggest and brawniest Big Iron system to date. Thanks to a new analytics-based health assessment capability, it might be the smartest-ever mainframe, too.

Q&A: Integrating SharePoint with Social Content

Social content is rich with information, but integrating it with other enterprise data can leave it isolated and unused. We explore how to wisely integrate the two.

Birth of a Tape Library Behemoth

EMC's DLm 8000 is its brawniest ever mainframe (virtual) tape library.

Q&A: Setting the Proper Security Rights (Case Study)

Getting just the right mix of security and user friendliness at Movado.