Trends


The Rise of Virtualization Coexistence

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

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 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.

What to Expect in Linux’s 21st Year

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

How Mobile Cloud Will Make Security Priority #1

A look at how security is evolving around three key information technology developments.

Mobile IT: A Look Back, A Look Ahead

Mobile devices became targets just as more workers were connecting to corporate assets using their personal devices. What's ahead for mobile IT in 2012?

Careers: IT Pros Testing the Waters

If the latest IT hiring projections from a prominent IT staffing specialist hold up, 2012 could get off to a bang. Make that a double-digit bang.



Will Advanced Persistent Threats Grow in 2012?

What predictions can we draw from the threats IT battled in 2011 about what’s ahead in 2012?

IDC Forecasts Strong Growth in Mobile Workforce

In just three years, mobile workers will account for more than one-third of the global workforce.

Manage the Breach or the Breach Will Manage You

Several high-profile security breaches occurred in 2012. What’s ahead for security administrators in 2012, and how will IT respond?

Risk Management Trends: 2011 and 2012

Risk is not an exact science, but there are specific trends that should impact decision makers in the year to come.

A 3-Step Plan for Social Media Data Integration

Social media is a rich source of data. These three steps will help you make the most of it in your environment.

Three Trends Driving Data Security Strategies in 2012

In 2012, businesses must align data security with customer value.

The State of Java/JVM in 2012

Is Java dead? What's ahead for programming languages running on the Java Virtual Machines such as Scala, JRuby, and Clojure? We take a closer look.

Data Center Priority for 2012: Power

During 2011, data centers became more virtualized in a migration to cloud-based architectures, which began to reveal previously-hidden problems with power. In 2012 this trend will continue and even accelerate, further elevating the importance of power for IT.

A Look Back, The Road Ahead for IT

Tight budgets led to look closely at the cloud and encryption solutions. What will grab IT’s attention in 2012?

The Enterprise IT Year That Was

From Windows on the mainframe (almost) to Big Iron and tablet growth, plus leadership changes at major tech companies and the passing of a trio of tech titans, it was an interesting year for IT professionals.

Storage Year in Review and a Preview of 2012

From islands of storage to the consumerization of storage, IT storage administrators had their hands full this year. What challenges will they face in 2012?

The (Ugly) Year in Security

For security administrators, RSA's disclosure of a hack was just one of many serious breaches that occurred in a very bad year.

Trends in Practical Cloud Computing for 2012

As we close out 2011, infrastructure is no longer the bottleneck for IT. Applications are. How will cloud change -- and change IT -- in the year ahead?