Q&As


Q&A: Improving Network Visibility

Networks are getting faster and more complex. How can IT network administrators keep up?

Q&A: Moving to a Legal Storage Cloud

Can a law firm make a smooth transition to a storage cloud while meeting security and resource requirements?

Q&A: Managing Application Performance

We examine how application performance management (APM) has changed, discuss effective APM approaches, and recommend IT investments and training to help you deal with increasingly complex applications and environments.

Q&A: Maximizing Your Remote Support ROI

If remote support solutions can relieve IT of some of its help-desk burden, why isn't it used more often or to better advantage?

Q&A: Melding Predictive Analytics and Big Data Makes Sense

Predictive analytics and big data "make perfect sense together," says analyst Fern Halper, even as some vendors are struggling to catch up with users.

Q&A: Cloud Security 101

When considering moving to the cloud, most IT shops have concerns about security. We tackle several of the most common questions.

Q&A: Predictive Analytics Hot and Getting Hotter

The increased interest in predictive analytics points to its power and possibilities, says analyst Fern Halper. Vendors are eagerly jumping on board, and open source is becoming increasingly important.



Q&A: Preventing Downtime

It's not enough to respond to downtime; what's needed is a new mindset that focuses on preventing downtime.

Q&A: Social-driven IT

Social media isn't just a marketing channel you bolt on to your current plans. You need to understand its true business-wide impact. How should your IT organization prepare to embrace social media over the next 12 months?

Q&A: BI, Mobile, and Collaboration

QlikTech's Donald Farmer discusses how mobile technologies are fundamentally changing BI, sometimes in ways you might not expect.

Q&A: How The Mainframe Academy is Educating Tomorrow’s IT Pros

A certification program backed by CA Technologies may help supply IT’s next generation of trained professionals.

Q&A: Managing Multiple Cloud Environments

First it was just "the cloud." Then came public clouds versus private clouds, and, of course, hybrid clouds. How is IT coping, and how do clouds fit in with other trends, such as the distributed data center?

Q&A: Setting Up a Second Line of Defense

Organizations will have to accept that their gates will be breached and begin preparing their second line of defense -- data platforms -- to mitigate the damage caused by attacks that get through.

Q&A: Analyst Sees Bright Future in Big Data

Huge data sets can reveal hidden patterns, analyst explains.

Q&A: An Inside Look at a State-of-the-Art Green Data Center

IT is looking to cut costs. One way is to outsource data center tasks. We take a closer look at a state-of-the-art site in Europe to learn what features are most important to IT and how investments in renewable resources are paying off.

Q&A: Taming Document Storage

Tech advances are changing how physical documents are securely stored and recalled. We explore the latest trends and issues affecting document storage, including compliance, natural disasters, and data recovery.

Q&A: Private Cloud Helps Virtualized Data Center Cut Costs in Half

How a cloud solution solved performance and complexity issues and returned an impressive ROI.

Q&A: Data Center Remodel Up Close and Personal

A remodel of a data center created unique challenges. We examine the success factors of a project at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

IBM Q&A: Storage Strategies for Today's Enterprise

An IBM storage expert looks at the storage challenges and trends faced by today's IT department and offer suggestions for better storage management.

Q&A: Applying Semantics to Data Management

Semantics helps bring data management down to the user level.