Successful service-enablement requires a high degree of visibility into an organization’s IT inner workings.
Life as an independent contractor isn't all it's cracked up to be
IT pros are surprisingly nuanced in their objections to, or support of, offshore outsourcing.
Some mainframe and minicomputer programming vets have embarked on a very different career path—as outsourcing services providers
What’s not to like about z/Linux and other cheap mainframe workloads?
Organizations do successfully manage people and process changes en route to large scale enterprise transformations. Here’s how.
Even companies that have embraced next-generation mainframe workloads often give short shrift to the question of training. What gives?
How you may be troubleshooting application performance and reliability issues in the loosely coupled application-scape of the future
Organizations may see service-enablement, and the next generation of SLAs, as a chance to improve the responsiveness and dynamism of their IT departments.
With so many major events last year in the mainframe arena, why are so many Big Iron pros still pessimistic about the future?
For perhaps the first time ever, SQL Server boosters are talking about taking on the other guys’ databases—and winning
A new study makes a strong case for placing executives with IT experience at senior levels: a solid increase in a firm's economic performance.
The enterprise application developer’s lot has long been an unenviable one—until now, that is
If the mainframe is to remain a viable platform for the next forty years, IBM Corp. may need to do more to address some of its most glaring pain points
Mainframe professionals need not despair: disaster recovery, system auditing, and enterprise application integration skills or experience are eagerly sought
Legacy design approaches complicate things for would-be service-enablers and raise questions about the viability of some mainframe applications
Are mainframe pros the victims of their platform’s strongest selling points?
If vendor interest is any indication, dashboards are hot. In fact, they're positively sizzling, which may explain why IBM is jumping into the fray.
Is the way most enterprises develop software fundamentally flawed?
Are the ESB visions touted by IBM, BEA, and others a new spin on an old idea: vendor lock-in?