During 2012, data centers became more virtualized in a migration to cloud-based architectures, and power consumption became a key consideration for IT departments. In 2013, these trends will accelerate, further elevating the importance of power for IT.
With the right preparation and an effective IT efficiency solution, companies can approach an OS migration project with confidence. These pointers will help get you on the right track.
Data center personnel desperately need a more granular view into the data center that encompasses all aspects of performance.
More than half of all programmers moonlight -- as hobbyists, as contributors to open source projects, or, thanks to marketplaces like the AppStore, for fun and profit.
Although the zEnterprise EC12 probably won't match the record-breaking performance of its predecessor, it should provide a big boost to Big Blue's bottom line.
Which three trends had the biggest impact on IT in 2012, and which will affect IT the most in 2013?
The top five areas where department heads and IT staff commonly clash.
Pay close attention to these five technology elements before moving to the cloud.
Not surprisingly, big-data-a-la-Big-Blue has a distinctly dollars-and-cents flavor to it.
How should developers cope with software eating the world?
Cloud computing, mobile applications, and big data coalesced in 2012 and will shape IT in 2013 and beyond.
Cut the cost and improve the accuracy of SAP system copy chores.
Your employees are comfortable with social networks. How can those networks be turned to your business advantage?
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.
We examine the three characteristics any cloud infrastructure should have.
E-mail isn't dead. In fact, it's more alive and robust than it has ever been.
Your business continuity plan must focus on three elements: people, infrastructure, and processes.
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.
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.
We examine the risks, challenges, and benefits of the cloud and where the technology is headed.