Networking


Enterprise IT: Five Predictions for 2007

The year was something of a mixed bag, milestone-wise. We offer five trends to watch in 2007.

WDS FERRETs Out SNA-to-IP Bottlenecks

Mainframe operators need unobstructed visibility into the performance of their IP networks, too.

Sun’s Virtualization Push

Project Blackbox might be a gimmick, but Sun’s virtualization moves are for real

Seagull’s BlueZone: Terminal Emulation with an SOA-Friendly Tip

Customers can service-enable terminal-based applications and effectively transform them into full-fledged SOA assets

Analysis: Behind Big Blue’s $1.6 Billion Acquisition of ISS

What does ISS give IBM—and is it worth the $1.6 billion Big Blue paid for it? That depends, analysts say.



HP Bets Big on Software with Mercury Interactive Purchase

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?

Business Process Success: Advice from an Expert

Organizations do successfully manage people and process changes en route to large scale enterprise transformations. Here’s how.

SNA and the Hot New Network Security Paradigm

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

An Rx for Network Authentication Anarchy

A new appliance acts as a meta-broker to the wild profusion of competing network access control schemes

Careers: Study Shows You're Working Harder than Ever

If you think you’ve got a lot more on your plate these days, you’re probably right

IBM Offers New Take on Thin-Client Computing

IBM’s new virtual desktop solution emphasizes a centralized, host-based infrastructure and a lightweight, terminal-esque desktop—and virtualization, too

Taking Control of Data Center Automation

There’s an ugly downside to many of the utility computing technologies on the market today

IBM Revamps Flagship Storage Resource Management Suite

Support for z/OS is still gestating, however, and extending TotalStorage Productivity Center to OS/400 will be difficult, too.

Sticking It Out on MVS

In spite of IBM’s best efforts, a lot of customers continue to run mission-critical applications on older MVS mainframes

Does AON Pit Cisco Against IBM, SAP, and TIBCO?

AON takes Cisco further afield from its roots—and deeper into an EAI segment dominated by IBM, SAP, and TIBCO

Trends: Identity and Access Management Needed on Mainframes, Too

Phantom users and orphaned accounts are widespread in the distributed space, but things are even worse in the mainframe world

Opsware: Taking the Pain Out of Network Management

Opsware brings its automation-centric focus to network management

Cisco’s Aggressive Security Push

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