We examine how virtualization can benefit developers, the drawbacks of the technology when it comes to testing, and best practices developers can use to exploit the capabilities of virtualization.
Why are hardware and database behemoths focusing so much attention on a segment that -- just 18 months ago -- was a relatively sleepy niche?
Why traditional enterprise software is in disarray, and what technology can be of greatest assistance.
According to a new survey, .NET appears to be widening its lead over Java EE.
You don't typically think of Big Iron as a locus of Web 2.0 activity -- but IBM is trying to recast it as such
Cloud computing isn't just a flash in the pan, advocates argue: it's game-changing.
Web 2.0 technologies have barely scratched the surface of application development. Here’s what’s in store.
Visionary companies will push project and portfolio management from the top down to develop basic management skills at all levels
By now, IT and its line-of-business customers should have perfected the art of service level management. The opposite is the case, however.
Disputes between rival IT factions can stop an SOA project dead in its tracks
The data center impact of the new POWER 575 systems that IBM announced last month could be nothing short of radical
'What mainframe shop doesn't have business rules? In an age of draconian compliance and governance, the case for rules is stronger still. You can, however, benefit by implementing a BRMS.
SOLA purports to be a one-stop shop for mainframe service enablement -- complete with design studio, testing workbench, and registry support
Software test and development labs play a key role in testing, validating, benchmarking, and evaluating new and emerging technologies.
IT shops don't always embrace application modernization as a means to ratchet up efficiencies. They're mostly looking to cut costs.
New IT consumers are more comfortable with, and knowledgeable about, technology, and that’s a problem
The Web 2.0 paradigm shift is fraught with both promise and danger
Some say the benefits of reuse are exaggerated. Prove them wrong by implementing a plan of action.
A new survey sheds light on how enterprises are using and benefiting from operational BI
With Visual Studio 2008, Microsoft's developer-friendly focus continues apace -- with some new wrinkles