Infrastructure


Enterprise IT: A Look Back, The Trends Ahead

Fasten your seatbelts -- it's going to be a bumpy year.

Careers: Downturn? What Economic Downturn?

The hiring outlook for early 2008 looks as solid as ever, with double-digit IT job growth forecast by at least one industry watcher

IBM Notches .NET-to-J2EE Integration Accord

Industry analysts say the IBM/Mainsoft accord is a Very Good Thing for users of mixed .NET and J2EE environments

IBM’s Energy Efficiency Smoking Gun

Industry watchers see Big Blue’s mainframe power efficiency push as a signal event in the longstanding scale-up versus scale-out system wars

IT on the Hot Seat

If IT organizations don’t start embracing alternative delivery models, they’ll risk being bypassed by the line of business

Microsoft Makes Peace with Virtualization

Earlier this month Microsoft committed to a very sudden about-face on its virtualization strategy

IT Budgets May Suffer in 2008

Economic uncertainty got you down? You’re not alone. Gartner says you need to start thinking now about a potentially tumultuous 2008.



Big Blue Gives Mainframe Programming a Rational Retrofit

IBM’s new Rational offerings make it easier for customers to expose COBOL assets as Web services and automatically generate COBOL or Java code

The Greening of IT: More than a Passing Fad

A vendor’s "greenness" matters to IT executives says research firm IDC

Why Legacy Databases Are Here to Stay

While industry watchers once encouraged customers to think about transitioning away from pre-relational DMBSes, they’re now backtracking

Big Iron Coup: IBM Touts New Mainframe Data Integration Software

Information Server seems tailor-made for Big Blue’s bring-it-all-back-home to System z philosophy -- particularly with respect to data processing workloads.

An Operating System Reloaded: IBM Preps Major z/VSE Overhaul

Next version of z/VSE looks like an operating system reborn

Analysis: A Closer Look at IBM’s Green IT Initiatives

There’s gold in eco-friendly IT, industry watchers argue, and -- more than meets the eye -- the mainframe has a big Green IT story to tell.

The Five Trends IT Must Tackle

Let innovation happen with Web 2.0 applications and software-as-a-service delivery, Gartner advises.

BEA Updates Mainframe Software Stack

Judging from this month’s flurry of new product announcements, BEA’s mainframe software business is alive and well

IBM Touts Mainframe Power "Gas Gauge" for Greener Data Centers

Big Blue also plans to publish typical energy consumption data—based on a monthly survey of approximately 1,000 customer machines—for System z9

Microsoft Gets SaaS-y

Is Microsoft’s come-to-software-as-a-service invitation sincere—or just a token gesture?

CA Unveils Compliance Automation and Governance Management Tool

CA positions GRC Manager as the industry's first portfolio-based solution for IT governance and risk management

IBM’s Gears up for Web 2.0 Power Play

IBM, Google, and Microsoft ready to rumble for Web 2.0 supremacy

VMWare's ESX Server 3i Makes Preemptive Strike

Analysts see VMWare’s ESX Server 3i as a preemptive strike against Microsoft and other would-be x86 virtualization players