It was a pretty good year, for IT spending at least.
We look at where software-as-a-service is heading.
Adopters cite OSS' low-cost licensing, flexibility, and -- crucially -- freedom from a Microsoft lock-in as its most attractive features.
Azure amounts to Microsoft's "most significant coordinated shift in strategy" since it got come-to-the-Internet religion in 1995.
Why are hardware and database behemoths focusing so much attention on a segment that -- just 18 months ago -- was a relatively sleepy niche?
In the new version of CONTROL-M, BMC is trumpeting a job rollback and auditing feature, along with virtualization-friendly amenities
IBM's InfoSphere data integration platform is brimming with mainframe goodies
Visionary companies will push project and portfolio management from the top down to develop basic management skills at all levels
Putting the cart before the horse: does cloud computing sell, and -- if so -- who's buying?
Disputes between rival IT factions can stop an SOA project dead in its tracks
SOLA purports to be a one-stop shop for mainframe service enablement -- complete with design studio, testing workbench, and registry support
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.
Virtualization can be a boon to business continuity and disaster recovery planning -- provided you understand the risks
For many large mainframe customers, the idea of a mainframe-centric -- or mainframe-exclusive -- "enterprise data center" makes a lot of sense
Runtime governance is the key to healthy SOA applications
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.
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 releases its next-generation Windows platform, highlighted by Windows Server 2008.
Data integration vendors cite growing interest among new and existing customers in mainframe data connectivity solutions.
IBM is aiming its Information-on-Demand pitch to both IT professionals and business decision-makers