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Survey Says: Mainframe Revival Has Legs

New workloads account for almost one-third of MIPS growth, and mainframers are as optimistic as ever about the future of Big Iron.

Careers: Surge in IT Hiring to Approach Double Digits in Q4

All things considered, the IT hiring outlook is extremely positive. That's the most important takeaway of a recent IT hiring survey.

How to Select a Backup Appliance

Not all backup appliances -- enterprise or small office -- are the same. Use these parameters to help decide which one best meets the needs of your enterprise.

Proprietary Mainframe Servers in Decline -- Except for IBM

The use of proprietary mainframe servers continues to decline -- for everybody but IBM. System z, in fact, is doing just fine. The rest of the mainframe field? Not so much.

Q&A: Viewing APM from the End User's Perspective

Application performance must be evaluated by looking at what your end users experience, not just what dashboards tell you is going on.

Data Center Power Use Projections Miss the Mark

Remember all the talk about runaway data center electricity consumption? As it turns out, it might have been overblown -- perhaps even alarmist.

Q&A: Application Performance and the Browser Factor

With all the emphasis on cloud computing, applications must overcome browser-related performance issues.



Dire Warning from McAfee Security Specialist

A new report from security specialist McAfee warns that the information security sky is nigh on falling.

Physical or Virtual ADC: An Either/Or Choice?

Are vADCs a wholesale replacements for pADCs? Can't these application delivery controllers co-exist?

IT Still Facing Mobile Challenges

Neither iOS nor Android has been designed with enterprise security in mind. That makes securing them a challenging proposition.

Q&A: How IT Can Tackle Cloud Storage

Cloud storage is starting to catch on. Here are the basics you need to know.

Spearphishing on the Rise

Attackers are reducing traditional mass-spam phishing campaigns in favor of targeted or spearphishing attacks.

Mainframe 2.0 at 2.5

Two and a half years on, CA says it has substantially delivered on its Mainframe 2.0 vision.

Q&A: Why Government Agencies Are Finally Moving to the Cloud

Cloud computing is a popular architecture, and U.S. agencies are finally getting on board.

Careers: Steady as She Goes

There are few bright spots in a new survey of CIO hiring plans.

Q&A: Preventing Mobile Vulnerabilities

Best practices for keeping mobile devices safe.

Analysis: Do zEnterprise Results Signal a Slowdown for the Mainframe Market?

With another strong quarterly showing for System z, IBM seems to have put its recent run of mainframe woes behind it. Or has it?

Avoiding Buffet-Style Overindulgence in Your Internal Cloud

Although clouds may never provide a truly carefree lifestyle when it comes to resources, these steps can ensure that they don’t create an expensive operational nightmare.

The Holy Grail of Storage Efficiency, Part 3

The impact and importance of virtualized storage and the cloud.

Extreme Collaboration and the Cloud

Although cloud computing gets all the attention, extreme collaboration, an emerging business model, will ultimately deliver value well beyond current market expectations by enabling faster and better business transformation.