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Reducing the Risk from Data that Lives Forever

These three rules of thumb will help you avoid the risk of keeping corporate data forever (and ever).

Security Woes: Apple Hits the Big Time

Malware, as Microsoft could have told Apple, comes with the territory. Last year saw a surge in Mac-related malware; 2012 has sustained that trend in a big way.

The Power of Platinum: A Look at 20 Years of ODBC

ODBC was a revolutionary technology 20 years ago. We look at its past and present, and suggest where it's headed.

New Studies, Products Demonstrate Cloud's Strong Growth

Cloud computing isn't just "with us" -- it's here to stay, and IT spending on cloud services is expected to explode.

Big Data or Big Boondoggle?

Is Big Data everything it’s cracked up to be or is the Big Data value proposition based on fears of an undiscovered insight in our data? Our storage analyst, Jon Toigo, looks at why Big Data isn’t for everyone.

RDP Fix Shows Microsoft's Smarter about Windows Security Updates

As Microsoft's response to a recent critical vulnerability demonstrates, Windows security has come a long way -- for the better -- since the days of Code Red.

Why Social Computing is Ideal for Collaboration

Social media is about ease, speed, and reach. We explore the benefits it can offer your organization, and why IT must not be afraid of it.



Enterprise Social Networking Underwhelms, At Least at First

The first enterprise social networks are delivering mixed results.

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.

The Latest in Fiendishly Clever Targeted Attack Types

New targeted attacks masquerade as legitimate correspondence from the Better Business Bureau. It's fiendishly clever, which is exactly the point.

IBM Power Systems Sales Grow Amid Unix Server Slump

The performance of IBM's Power Systems line was a bright spot in an otherwise turbulent server market, but the prospects for the Unix market as a whole look as bleak as ever.

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.

3 Enterprise Cloud Computing Skills Corporate IT will Require in 2012 and 2013

Cloud technology is rather easy to obtain. The right mix of technical skills mix to design and implement the technology is not.

Q&A: Using Third-party Data Centers

One way to do more with less is to outsource tasks, including some components of your data center. What help and benefits can you expect from third-party providers, and what work should remain on premises?

Q&A: Managing Endpoints and Mobile Devices

Mobile devices are just one of a number of assets that must be managed. Fortunately, the cloud can help.

Cloud Storage -- Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

Storage clouds are rapidly losing what little buzz they once enjoyed in the industry. But other cloud-based services are beginning to appear.

The Rise of Virtualization Coexistence

Increasingly, Hyper-V and vSphere will operate in the same data center. What does that mean for IT?

What to Expect from Managed Services in 2012

Outsourcing and managed services are constantly changing. We examine three ways the industry will adapt to technology and business changes this year.

Enterprises Look to 2012 for Return on Assets

With the limitations in IT budgets in 2012, the focus will be on investing in systems and services that optimize all the storage assets that enterprises already have rather than buying more capacity.

What to Expect in Linux’s 21st Year

Three key moves for Linux this year will impact enterprise IT.