Features & News


Four and Out

Emphasis on loyalty rather than satisfaction may help explain why, today, it is rare to see brand-name vendors vying for top honors in rig performance, cost-efficiency, or power efficiency bake-offs.

IBM Goes Big on Big Data at IOD

Not surprisingly, big-data-a-la-Big-Blue has a distinctly dollars-and-cents flavor to it.

Top 3 Trends in Developer Testing

How should developers cope with software eating the world?

Businesses Not Enthusiastic about Adopting Windows 8

Those with definite plans to upgrade is half the rate of those planning to move to Windows 7.

Best Practices in System Copy: Automate in the Cloud

Cut the cost and improve the accuracy of SAP system copy chores.

5 Questions to Ask When Shopping for Unified Storage

Five questions your business should ask of unified storage vendors so you don't have to compromise on performance, scalability, or cost efficiency.



Keyloggers: The Most Dangerous Security Risk in Your Enterprise

How keyloggers work and spread, why anti-virus applications won't stop them, and how you can protect your enterprise.

Can Machines Really Think?

The idea that machines will dominate human intelligence is mere science fiction today, but machines are getting better at complex decision making and active reasoning.

Q&A: The Role of Social Networks in the Enterprise

Your employees are comfortable with social networks. How can those networks be turned to your business advantage?

SCADA Protocol Testing in Critical Infrastructure

We can no longer rely on "security through obscurity" as more devices are Ethernet and wireless enabled.

From Users to IT -- How Tableau Broadens Its Appeal

Tableau first cracked the enterprise by inspiring envy among users. Increasingly, it's trying to do the same thing with IT.

Why Climbing onto the Cloud Just Makes Sense

We examine the three characteristics any cloud infrastructure should have.

Reports of E-mail's Death Greatly Exaggerated

E-mail isn't dead. In fact, it's more alive and robust than it has ever been.

Q&A: Application Performance Management in Action (Case Study)

When Web apps get busy, IT must ensure performance doesn't suffer. We examine how the UK's Nisa Retail used APM to keep its members (and their customers) satisfied.

Best Practices for Creating an Effective Business Continuity Plan

Your business continuity plan must focus on three elements: people, infrastructure, and processes.

More Tips for Next-Generation Firewalls: Security Policy Management

We examine policy considerations and how to manage security policy in a mixed environment.

How to Use the New Analytic Functions in SQL Server 2012

Learn how the new functions that perform calculations on ordered data sets in this excerpt from "Murach's SQL Server 2012 for Developers."

Survey Finds SharePoint Costs Higher Than Most Enterprises Estimate

Storage growth, lack of qualified management personnel often underestimated.

E-mail in the Cloud: What Can and Can't Be Moved

A well-architected modern messaging infrastructure will give your enterprise the agility to adapt quickly to changing application requirements without the constraints of cloud providers.