If IT professionals are a restaurant's chefs, then business development professionals are the rest of the staff -- those attracting guests, designing the menus, and managing the profits.
How to overcome the three most common impediments to cloud project success.
IT is looking to cut costs. One way is to outsource data center tasks. We take a closer look at a state-of-the-art site in Europe to learn what features are most important to IT and how investments in renewable resources are paying off.
Most IT organizations are only performing very basic monitoring on their servers. This new approach uses concepts we learned from the consumer gadget world.
How a cloud solution solved performance and complexity issues and returned an impressive ROI.
Social media is about ease, speed, and reach. We explore the benefits it can offer your organization, and why IT must not be afraid of it.
The first enterprise social networks are delivering mixed results.
A remodel of a data center created unique challenges. We examine the success factors of a project at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.
The performance of IBM's Power Systems line was a bright spot in an otherwise turbulent server market, but the prospects for the Unix market as a whole look as bleak as ever.
Big Data has surpassed cloud computing as the Next Big Thing in IT. We explore how big data is connected to virtualization and private clouds.
The bring-your-own-device movement is a warning to businesses that their core is about to get more complicated. What must IT consider right now?
When it comes to IT infrastructure, having a lot of muscle is good, but making intelligent use of all that muscle is even better. When it comes to internal clouds, a brain is key.
Although relational databases will continue to be used for high-speed online transaction processing, conventional relational databases have clearly exhausted their usefulness for business analytics. What’s ahead for database technology?
Although Big Iron had a bad quarter, the long-term indicators -- bolstered by several mainframe product cycles' worth of data -- suggest System z is just tracking through its life cycle.
How can IT do more with less? By automating tasks. We explore the financial and productivity benefits, look at the downsides of automation, and examine how Big Data, virtualization, and cloud computing benefit from automation.
Cloud technology is rather easy to obtain. The right mix of technical skills mix to design and implement the technology is not.
One way to do more with less is to outsource tasks, including some components of your data center. What help and benefits can you expect from third-party providers, and what work should remain on premises?
New servers deliver real-time power data, but it’s difficult to uncover.
HTML5 has emerged as the lingua franca for mobile application development, and companies of every size are racing to respond to the mobile revolution.
In the current economic climate, IT must align itself closer to the business needs of its users to achieve success. We explain how this IT/business alignment can occur as IT becomes a marketer of business services to its user base.