Infrastructure


Bigger is Better in Newest Database Niche

Why are hardware and database behemoths focusing so much attention on a segment that -- just 18 months ago -- was a relatively sleepy niche?

Cutting IT Costs: The Need for a Flexible Procurement Model

With as much as two-thirds of the average IT budget devoted to fixed costs, trimming expenses is difficult.

Getting Application Development Back on Track with SaaS

Why traditional enterprise software is in disarray, and what technology can be of greatest assistance.

Q&A: Change Management Challenges

Keeping changes under control is vital to keeping business services available.

How Leveraging Application Delivery Can Optimize Your Data Center Infrastructure

Using a hosting provider and new ADC technology can help small and mid-size businesses compete with their larger rivals.

.NET versus Java Smackdown

According to a new survey, .NET appears to be widening its lead over Java EE.

BMC Announces "Significant" Overhaul of Job Scheduler

In the new version of CONTROL-M, BMC is trumpeting a job rollback and auditing feature, along with virtualization-friendly amenities



Q&A: Open Source Backup and Data Protection

Protecting your data doesn't have to break your budget, thanks to open source options.

With InfoSphere, Big Blue Touts Mainframe-Ready Integration Features

IBM's InfoSphere data integration platform is brimming with mainframe goodies

Server Sales Immune to Economic Sluggishness

Sales of its System z mainframes helped propel IBM to the top of the server market. Unix server sales were also up.

Q&A: Virtualization -- From ROI to Optimization

From determining the ROI to ensuring you're getting the most from the technology, an infrastructure architect offers tips for IT professionals.

Virtual Systems of Tomorrow Could Take Cues from Today's Mainframes

The Big, Fast virtual systems of tomorrow might look a lot like today's Biggest, Fastest, and most eminently Virtual system: IBM's System z mainframe.

Five Keys to Successful Change Management Maturity

IT must implement an effective, mature method of change management or experience significant downtime and negative impact on productivity and profits.

Big Iron: The Cost-Cutting Platform

Mainframe shops continue to look to Big Iron for increased operational efficiency and lower costs.

Green IT Goals, Actions Far Apart

Almost all IT shops say that boosting energy efficiency is a clear priority, but comparatively few are actually spending money to do it

IBM Makes Large Cloud-Computing Investment

Cloud computing isn't just a flash in the pan, advocates argue: it's game-changing.

Gartner Offers New View of Project Management

Used properly, project management offices can help CIOs make better decisions about how and where to spend their IT dollars

Evolution of the LAN: Migrating to an Intelligent Switch

To minimize connectivity costs and ensure your investment addresses future business needs, consider an intelligent switch.

Taking Stock: Microsoft's Virtual Powerplay

Just how favorably does Microsoft's Hyper-V compare to established products from VMWare, Virtual Iron, and Citrix?

Big Blue Gobbles up Plug-Compatible Mainframe Competitor

Expect PSI's technology to pop up elsewhere -- perhaps in a low-end POWER-based mainframe