IT Management


How to Simplify Systems Management and OS Deployments

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.

Choosing the Right Key Performance Indicators for Data Centers

Data center personnel desperately need a more granular view into the data center that encompasses all aspects of performance.

The Power to Control Power: An IT Priority Now and Next Year

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.

Careers: Developers Embrace Moonlighting

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.

Will EC12 Be a Sales Behemoth?

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.

5 IT vs. Business Battlegrounds

The top five areas where department heads and IT staff commonly clash.

5 Considerations for Your Move to the Cloud

Pay close attention to these five technology elements before moving to the cloud.



2012 IT Trends in Review; What to Expect in 2013

Which three trends had the biggest impact on IT in 2012, and which will affect IT the most in 2013?

Top 3 Trends in IT and Big Data: A Look Back, The Year Ahead

Cloud computing, mobile applications, and big data coalesced in 2012 and will shape IT in 2013 and beyond.

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?

Best Practices in System Copy: Automate in the Cloud

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

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?

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.

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.

Moving to the Cloud: Adoption, Impact, and What's Next

We examine the risks, challenges, and benefits of the cloud and where the technology is headed.