The year was something of a mixed bag, milestone-wise. We offer five trends to watch in 2007.
Mainframe operators need unobstructed visibility into the performance of their IP networks, too.
Project Blackbox might be a gimmick, but Sun’s virtualization moves are for real
Customers can service-enable terminal-based applications and effectively transform them into full-fledged SOA assets
What does ISS give IBM—and is it worth the $1.6 billion Big Blue paid for it? That depends, analysts say.
By putting $4.5 billion of its money where its mouth is, has HP finally put the lie to the canard that it isn’t serious about software?
Organizations do successfully manage people and process changes en route to large scale enterprise transformations. Here’s how.
No, Systems Network Architecture (SNA) isn’t making a comeback. Instead, Nortel’s Secure Network Access (also SNA) deliverable is the latest take on a hot new network security paradigm
If you think you’ve got a lot more on your plate these days, you’re probably right
A new appliance acts as a meta-broker to the wild profusion of competing network access control schemes
IBM’s new virtual desktop solution emphasizes a centralized, host-based infrastructure and a lightweight, terminal-esque desktop—and virtualization, too
There’s an ugly downside to many of the utility computing technologies on the market today
Support for z/OS is still gestating, however, and extending TotalStorage Productivity Center to OS/400 will be difficult, too.
In spite of IBM’s best efforts, a lot of customers continue to run mission-critical applications on older MVS mainframes
AON takes Cisco further afield from its roots—and deeper into an EAI segment dominated by IBM, SAP, and TIBCO
Phantom users and orphaned accounts are widespread in the distributed space, but things are even worse in the mainframe world
Opsware brings its automation-centric focus to network management
A raft of new security enhancements helps bring Cisco to feature parity with other vendors—but the networking giant isn’t yet a security innovator