How a cloud solution solved performance and complexity issues and returned an impressive ROI.
Social media is about ease, speed, and reach. We explore the benefits it can offer your organization, and why IT must not be afraid of it.
The first enterprise social networks are delivering mixed results.
We explore the benefits of interconnecting physical and cyber security.
An IBM storage expert looks at the storage challenges and trends faced by today's IT department and offer suggestions for better storage management.
New targeted attacks masquerade as legitimate correspondence from the Better Business Bureau. It's fiendishly clever, which is exactly the point.
The performance of IBM's Power Systems line was a bright spot in an otherwise turbulent server market, but the prospects for the Unix market as a whole look as bleak as ever.
A remodel of a data center created unique challenges. We examine the success factors of a project at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.
Big Data has surpassed cloud computing as the Next Big Thing in IT. We explore how big data is connected to virtualization and private clouds.
The recent hard-drive shortage has shown us that there are many ways to manage data.
The bring-your-own-device movement is a warning to businesses that their core is about to get more complicated. What must IT consider right now?
When it comes to IT infrastructure, having a lot of muscle is good, but making intelligent use of all that muscle is even better. When it comes to internal clouds, a brain is key.
Just how much of a problem is the RSA key kerfuffle? Two research teams weigh in about encryption schemes.
Although relational databases will continue to be used for high-speed online transaction processing, conventional relational databases have clearly exhausted their usefulness for business analytics. What’s ahead for database technology?
Why backup software, as we know it, is dead and how virtualization is a game-changer.
Although Big Iron had a bad quarter, the long-term indicators -- bolstered by several mainframe product cycles' worth of data -- suggest System z is just tracking through its life cycle.
How can IT do more with less? By automating tasks. We explore the financial and productivity benefits, look at the downsides of automation, and examine how Big Data, virtualization, and cloud computing benefit from automation.
One way to do more with less is to outsource tasks, including some components of your data center. What help and benefits can you expect from third-party providers, and what work should remain on premises?
Cloud technology is rather easy to obtain. The right mix of technical skills mix to design and implement the technology is not.
A best-practices approach and advice for securing your Windows 7 environment.