Enterprise


The RSA Key Kerfuffle: Why Randomness Is Hard

Just how much of a problem is the RSA key kerfuffle? Two research teams weigh in about encryption schemes.

Why All Data is Not Created Equal

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?

Backup Software is Broken but Doesn't Need to be Fixed

Why backup software, as we know it, is dead and how virtualization is a game-changer.

Behind Big Iron's Bad Quarter

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.

Q&A: Getting the Most from IT Automation

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.

3 Enterprise Cloud Computing Skills Corporate IT will Require in 2012 and 2013

Cloud technology is rather easy to obtain. The right mix of technical skills mix to design and implement the technology is not.

Q&A: Using Third-party Data Centers

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?



A 3-Step, Least-Risk Approach to Securing Windows 7

A best-practices approach and advice for securing your Windows 7 environment.

Q&A: Managing Endpoints and Mobile Devices

Mobile devices are just one of a number of assets that must be managed. Fortunately, the cloud can help.

Cloud Storage -- Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

Storage clouds are rapidly losing what little buzz they once enjoyed in the industry. But other cloud-based services are beginning to appear.

Q&A: Delivering Real-Time Power Data

New servers deliver real-time power data, but it’s difficult to uncover.

Why HTML5 is a Hit with Developers

HTML5 has emerged as the lingua franca for mobile application development, and companies of every size are racing to respond to the mobile revolution.

Next-Generation Business Service Management -- The Year Ahead

In the current economic climate, IT must align itself closer to the business needs of its users to achieve success. We explain how this IT/business alignment can occur as IT becomes a marketer of business services to its user base.

Q&A: Extracting the Mystery Out of Backup Tapes

Over the years, IT has built up a collection of tapes, especially for backup. The problem is -- what's on all those tapes?

9 Reasons to Consolidate Your B2B Systems

How B2B processes became so complex and why IT should consolidate them.

Cloud, Mobile, and the Fed: How the Government is Shaping Open Identity

Changing identity and access management needs are pressuring IT to revise its security strategies. Why is the federal government involved?

5 Ways PMOs are Driving Strategic Growth

When business uncertainty is the "new normal," project management offices become critical in supporting strategic business priorities.

Q&A: Tackling Cloud Challenges

Social media, security, and customization all play a role in your choice of a cloud supplier.

4 Best Practices for Mitigating DDoS Effects

These four best practices will help government and political organizations mitigate the effects of DDoS attacks.

4 Considerations when Selecting a Cloud Computing Provider

Selecting a cloud provider can be tricky. Here are four things you need to investigate before making your selection.