IT Management


Next-Generation Business Service Management -- The Year Ahead

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.

9 Reasons to Consolidate Your B2B Systems

How B2B processes became so complex and why IT should consolidate them.

5 Ways PMOs are Driving Strategic Growth

When business uncertainty is the "new normal," project management offices become critical in supporting strategic business priorities.

Q&A: Tackling Cloud Challenges

Social media, security, and customization all play a role in your choice of a cloud supplier.

4 Considerations when Selecting a Cloud Computing Provider

Selecting a cloud provider can be tricky. Here are four things you need to investigate before making your selection.

The Rise of Virtualization Coexistence

Increasingly, Hyper-V and vSphere will operate in the same data center. What does that mean for IT?

What to Expect from Managed Services in 2012

Outsourcing and managed services are constantly changing. We examine three ways the industry will adapt to technology and business changes this year.



The Hybrid Data Center: The Best of Virtual and Physical Computing Worlds

As more applications and data make their way to the cloud or are impacted by virtualization, data centers must adapt. The hybrid data center environment brings together the best of all worlds: cloud, virtualization, hardware, and co-lo.

What to Expect in Linux’s 21st Year

Three key moves for Linux this year will impact enterprise IT.

Mobile IT: A Look Back, A Look Ahead

Mobile devices became targets just as more workers were connecting to corporate assets using their personal devices. What's ahead for mobile IT in 2012?

Careers: IT Pros Testing the Waters

If the latest IT hiring projections from a prominent IT staffing specialist hold up, 2012 could get off to a bang. Make that a double-digit bang.

Q&A: An Introduction to the Scala Programming Language

We explore what the Scala programming language can do for your organization with the language’s inventor.

IDC Forecasts Strong Growth in Mobile Workforce

In just three years, mobile workers will account for more than one-third of the global workforce.

From Clouds Comes Clarity in 2012

What can bridge the state of virtualization today and the unfettered reality we seek from the cloud? A true storage Hypervisor may hold the key.

Q&A: Cloud Migration and the Impact on Enterprise Monitoring

Your cloud work doesn't stop once you go live. IT must vigilantly monitor its performance. We examine the options and impediments.

Risk Management Trends: 2011 and 2012

Risk is not an exact science, but there are specific trends that should impact decision makers in the year to come.

A 3-Step Plan for Social Media Data Integration

Social media is a rich source of data. These three steps will help you make the most of it in your environment.

Mobile Device Management in 2012: More Challenges, More Opportunities

Mobile devices will be a way of life for your enterprise users. What changes in mobile IT can you expect and prepare for this year?

Q&A: Solving VM Management Challenges

IT has used a mish mash of tools to manage VM. It's time to find something better.

The State of Java/JVM in 2012

Is Java dead? What's ahead for programming languages running on the Java Virtual Machines such as Scala, JRuby, and Clojure? We take a closer look.