Q&As


Q&A: Application Trends Worth Watching

Applications technologies are changing rapidly. What trends and advances should developers pay attention to?

Q&A: The True Cost of the Cloud

With budgets under scrutiny, cloud computing may offer a strong ROI -- but only if you calculate costs properly.

Q&A: Application Performance Management

Enterprise Systems recently talked with Compuware’s John Van Siclen about one of the fastest growing segments of the IT industry -- application performance management.

Q&A: Public Cloud Security

What IT should do to secure data in the cloud.

Q&A: SSDs in the Enterprise

With increasing demands for faster results, IT is looking for speedier storage options. We explore the options and benefits of SSDs.

Q&A: Cloud Policies 101

What should cloud policies address and how do these policies help IT deliver self-service features for users?

Q&A: Taking a Risk-Based Approach to Security

Security is more than just determining which users have access to applications and data. Compliance also isn't enough. What's needed is a risk-based approach to security -- a pro-active, prevention-oriented line of attack to keep your enterprise safe.



Q&A: The Role of Social Networks in the Enterprise

Your employees are comfortable with social networks. How can those networks be turned to your business advantage?

Q&A: Application Performance Management in Action (Case Study)

When Web apps get busy, IT must ensure performance doesn't suffer. We examine how the UK's Nisa Retail used APM to keep its members (and their customers) satisfied.

Q&A: The State of Data Security, Compliance, and Why Your Company May Be at Risk

A study of corporate e-mail and file transfer habits highlights security concerns.

Moving to the Cloud: Adoption, Impact, and What's Next

We examine the risks, challenges, and benefits of the cloud and where the technology is headed.

Q&A: Making the Move to HTML5

What are the benefits of HTML5 to your organization, and what skills will you need to make the transition a success?

Q&A: Keeping Mobile Applications Secure

How can you make sure your mobile applications are secure? A security expert offers several suggestions.

Q&A: Moving Between Cloud Technologies

Moving from private to public or hybrid clouds can be risky. These best practices can help you avoid common traps.

Q&A: Managing Cloud Downtime

The cloud offers enterprises several economic advantages, but downtime can seriously affect your bottom line. We examine how to prepare for -- and work around -- such service interruptions.

Q&A: User Authentication Challenges, Best Practices, and the Future

Usernames and passwords are no longer enough to secure your data. We explore the benefits and costs of more advanced end-user authentication.

Q&A: How Data Virtualization Can Rein in Disruptive Technologies

Composite Software executive Robert Eve discusses major trends disrupting information management and business intelligence and how enterprises can respond effectively.

Q&A: Greener Data Centers

Faced with rising energy costs, IT is looking for greener alternatives. Could Iceland play a leading role?

Q&A: Using Process Automation to Improve the Digital User Experience

IT process automation can be a key advantage for IT teams looking to improve the digital customer experience. Teams are tapping the power of this technology to make workflows faster, better, and more reliable.

Hadoop, The Cloud, and Big Data

What you need to know about Hadoop benefits, scalability, and best practices.