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.
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?
The virtualization momentum of 2011 will lead to some interesting trends in 2012, involving pricing, heterogeneity, and a company’s right to choose.
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.
Key events in cloud computing this year, and three predictions for its growth in 2012.
IT is demanding that the tools it uses provide higher levels of automation. What automation will we see in 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.
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.
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.
Moving to the clouds doesn’t mean resources must be let go.
Can the gulf between development and operations be bridged?
The 4 Ps for staying informed when disaster strikes.
Exchange 2010 is clearly the favorite solution for e-mail migrations, but the risks are clear. Even so, many enterprises aren't planning to conduct basic preventive measures such as data backup.
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.
With the cloud, it's backup without the actual backup.
What can you do to ensure that your cloud computing plan is ready to go and will get the job done? These 10 steps will help.