Integration


Q&A: The Future of SaaS

We look at where software-as-a-service is heading.

The Year in Review, The Trends Ahead

It was a pretty good year, for IT spending at least.

Enterprise Open Source Thrives

Adopters cite OSS' low-cost licensing, flexibility, and -- crucially -- freedom from a Microsoft lock-in as its most attractive features.

Cloud Computing: Microsoft’s Azure Initiative Adds Risk to Business Model

Azure amounts to Microsoft's "most significant coordinated shift in strategy" since it got come-to-the-Internet religion in 1995.

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?

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

With InfoSphere, Big Blue Touts Mainframe-Ready Integration Features

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



Business Smarts Trump Book Smarts in Project Management, Gartner Says

Visionary companies will push project and portfolio management from the top down to develop basic management skills at all levels

HP Touts Blades Ready for Web 2.0 and Cloud Computing

Putting the cart before the horse: does cloud computing sell, and -- if so -- who's buying?

SOA: It's the People, Process, and Orientation

Disputes between rival IT factions can stop an SOA project dead in its tracks

SOLA Promises Rapid SOA-fication for Big-Iron Environments

SOLA purports to be a one-stop shop for mainframe service enablement -- complete with design studio, testing workbench, and registry support

Automation's the Name of the Game

Automation makes all the difference in a data center, which is why BMC, CA, HP, and IBM are spending heavily to get in on the action.

Virtualizing Disaster Recovery

Virtualization can be a boon to business continuity and disaster recovery planning -- provided you understand the risks

z10: Data Center in a Box?

For many large mainframe customers, the idea of a mainframe-centric -- or mainframe-exclusive -- "enterprise data center" makes a lot of sense

Keeping SOA Under Control

Runtime governance is the key to healthy SOA applications

Accelerating Agility through Workload Automation

By using event-driven rules, workload automation can trigger work based on nearly any event, helping IT optimize finite resources so critical workloads run reliably.

Mainframe Pros Sound Off about System z10

This year's Winter SHARE conference -- held last week in Orlando -- gave attendees a unique opportunity to take System z10 for a test drive.

Microsoft Touts Windows Server 2008

Microsoft releases its next-generation Windows platform, highlighted by Windows Server 2008.

The Resurgence of Data Integration

Data integration vendors cite growing interest among new and existing customers in mainframe data connectivity solutions.

Big Blue's Cognos Acquisition Comes More Clearly Into Focus

IBM is aiming its Information-on-Demand pitch to both IT professionals and business decision-makers