IT Management


Commentary: Survey of Agile in the Real World Confounds

A pair of analysts surveyed how enterprises are using an agile methodology. The facts are interesting; their analysis is downright foolish.

Careers: It's a Cruel Summer for IT Job Seekers

U.S. firms are in a holding pattern, at least when it comes to IT hiring -- a departure from the first three months of the year.

Q&A: Akka 101

What makes Akka so valuable for building today’s distributed applications?

Improve New App Implementation Using Your Old Environment

By proactively managing new technology implementations and fully understanding the old IT environment, your organization can meet end-user expectations faster while managing the overall impact to your network.

Q&A: The Evolution of Printing in a Mobile World

Think printing is just for creating hard-copy reports? Think again.

The New VDI-in-a-Box: Simple to Pilot, Seamless to Scale

The market has shown that desktop virtualization needed to be simplified. With the evolution of new VDI-in-a-Box solutions, it will be.

Behind IBM's Bifurcated Hybrid Computing Strategy

For most organizations, choosing between Big Blue's two hybrid computing visions is simple, but what about shops that need both? That's where it gets tricky.



Q&A: What CIOs Must Understand about Public and Private Clouds and PaaS

What should a CIO consider when moving to Paas? What criteria should the CIO use, and what misconceptions about the cloud must be overcome?

Q&A: IT's Evolving Big Data Landscape

As the buzz over big data grows, what's changed in the last year? How has machine-generated data changed the way IT tackles big data?

Outsourcing Activity Showed Healthy Growth in 2011

Outsourcing activity grew by 7.8 percent last year, with Indian-based providers and cloud-based services reaping most of the benefit.

Top 5 Reasons To Use Load Balancers

Load balancers play a vital role in any organization where productivity must remain high. Here are five reasons you need to put a load balancer to work in your environment.

Making Big Data Useful with BPM

Nothing can stop the deluge of data, so IT must be savvy and implement solutions that target critical business processes and have the technology to successfully parse and engage with meaningful data sets to stay competitive.

IBM Expands Its PureSystems Pitch

If IT's too costly, that's because it's too labor-intensive. IBM positions PureSystems as a focused effort to cut -- if not slash -- these labor costs.

Using IDV and VDI to Cut Computing Costs

Intelligent desktop virtualization can complement or upgrade your VDI implementation to save you money and aggravation, and it doesn't require a rip-and-replace project.

Moving Beyond Basic Automation: The Autonomic Revolution

Every IT pro knows the benefits of automation. The question is: where should IT start, and where is autonomics headed?

IT Not Yet Sold on BYOD

Most shops don't yet sanction bring-your-own-device, but it's likely they will in the long term.

Q&A: Automating Financial Systems

Automation isn't just for making IT more efficient; it can also streamline processes and improve productivity for your users. We explore the benefits of tackling financial systems first.

3 Cloud-Related Tasks CIOs Should Complete Before the Next Board Meeting

The push to cloud computing is coming from the boardroom. We explore how CIOs can be prepared for their next grilling before the board of directors.

Update: State of the Mainframe

Demand for mainframes dropped off late last year -- and was down in the first three months of 2012, too. Is it time for Big Iron boosters to start worrying? No -- it's all good.

Q&A: Improving Network Visibility

Networks are getting faster and more complex. How can IT network administrators keep up?