IT Management


Collaborative Workflow: Social Software on a Mission

We examine the rise of enterprise collaboration and what characteristics you should expect in a collaborative workflow platform.

Four Ways IT Can Avoid Wasting Resources

As your data center embraces private clouds and advanced virtualization, do not overlook the threat of wasted resources these initiatives can introduce. These four steps can help you avoid depleting resources.

Has the Usability Revolution Left Enterprise Software Behind?

Three steps every product manager can take right now to overcome roadblocks to user-friendly software design.

Q&A: Maximizing Your Remote Support ROI

If remote support solutions can relieve IT of some of its help-desk burden, why isn't it used more often or to better advantage?

Q&A: Managing Application Performance

We examine how application performance management (APM) has changed, discuss effective APM approaches, and recommend IT investments and training to help you deal with increasingly complex applications and environments.

Best IT Practices for SaaS Deployments

IT has started to embrace the cloud, and users are ceding control and administration of those apps to them. These six best practices will maximize the safety, control, and effectiveness of SaaS deployments.

Analysis: IBM's Latest Linux-on-Power Move

Given the success IBM has had with its RISC-Unix business, PowerLinux doesn't seem like a bad idea, but will its success come at the expense of AIX?



4 Side Benefits of Moving to the Cloud

Sure, the cloud can speed application delivery and help you minimize capital investments, but there are several indirect benefits you may not be aware of.

Open Source Application Development Breaks on Through

A majority of companies are standardizing on open source for their application development efforts, though they might not be effectively monitoring their use of open source.

Q&A: Preventing Downtime

It's not enough to respond to downtime; what's needed is a new mindset that focuses on preventing downtime.

Q&A: Social-driven IT

Social media isn't just a marketing channel you bolt on to your current plans. You need to understand its true business-wide impact. How should your IT organization prepare to embrace social media over the next 12 months?

5 Strategies for Successfully Migrating Communications Services to the Cloud

The ideal cloud provider should be an enabler, not an inhibitor. These five strategies will help you choose wisely.

Analysis: Behind Dell's Shopping Spree

This month, Dell pulled the trigger on two significant acquisitions. What's behind Dell's acquisition moves, and why does at least one of them seem like a no-brainer?

Q&A: How The Mainframe Academy is Educating Tomorrow’s IT Pros

A certification program backed by CA Technologies may help supply IT’s next generation of trained professionals.

4 Ways Virtualization is Changing the Ground Rules for Performance Management Software

Four reasons why virtualization, not cloud computing, is changing the ground rules used to design traditional performance management systems and why your enterprise needs to consider new virtualization-aware approaches to performance management.

The Power of Platinum: A Look at 20 Years of ODBC

ODBC was a revolutionary technology 20 years ago. We look at its past and present, and suggest where it's headed.

Careers: Things Are Looking Up for IT Employment

Companies expect to hire more IT workers this quarter, but not as aggressively as they did in the first quarter of the year, despite their optimism about growth.

XBRL and Enterprise Standards

How standards are driving organization value and how they benefit IT.

Q&A: Managing Multiple Cloud Environments

First it was just "the cloud." Then came public clouds versus private clouds, and, of course, hybrid clouds. How is IT coping, and how do clouds fit in with other trends, such as the distributed data center?

New Studies, Products Demonstrate Cloud's Strong Growth

Cloud computing isn't just "with us" -- it's here to stay, and IT spending on cloud services is expected to explode.