During 2011, data centers became more virtualized in a migration to cloud-based architectures, which began to reveal previously-hidden problems with power. In 2012 this trend will continue and even accelerate, further elevating the importance of power for IT.
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.
From Windows on the mainframe (almost) to Big Iron and tablet growth, plus leadership changes at major tech companies and the passing of a trio of tech titans, it was an interesting year for IT professionals.
Tight budgets led to look closely at the cloud and encryption solutions. What will grab IT’s attention in 2012?
As we close out 2011, infrastructure is no longer the bottleneck for IT. Applications are. How will cloud change -- and change IT -- in the year ahead?
In 2011, enterprises acknowledged that cloud is in their future. What will 2012 bring to help companies feel more secure in adopting the cloud platform?
Disaster recovery is a growing part of IT's budget, but IT still needs quicker, more efficient, and more affordable backup and recovery solutions into one seamless process.
The virtualization momentum of 2011 will lead to some interesting trends in 2012, involving pricing, heterogeneity, and a company’s right to choose.
IT is demanding that the tools it uses provide higher levels of automation. What automation will we see in 2012?
Key events in cloud computing this year, and three predictions for its growth in 2012.
Our pros and cons list will help you sort out the issues relevant to your situation and select the right cloud model -- public, private, or hybrid -- for your environment.
A tech-industry veteran looks back over the past year and predicts the big IT trends we can look forward to in 2012.
What's it take to get hired in IT these days? Skills, for starters.
A look back at the leading mobility trends of the year, and three predictions for 2012.
IT administrators have traditionally been managing cloud technology with highly customized, manual scripts. Automation and integration are key to overcoming the inefficiencies of this approach. We explain what you need to know to about avoiding common mistakes in moving to automated, integrated management.
Can the gulf between development and operations be bridged?
Moving to the clouds doesn’t mean resources must be let go.
The 4 Ps for staying informed when disaster strikes.
IT needs to supply the best customer experience while maintaining service-level agreements. We explain how VDI makes monitoring the end-user experience tougher and the best practices that will help you overcome these challenges.
Windows on the Big Blue's hardware is almost here.