IT administrators have traditionally been managing cloud technology with highly customized, manual scripts. Automation and integration are key to overcoming the inefficiencies of this approach. We explain what you need to know to about avoiding common mistakes in moving to automated, integrated management.
Can the gulf between development and operations be bridged?
Moving to the clouds doesn’t mean resources must be let go.
The 4 Ps for staying informed when disaster strikes.
IT needs to supply the best customer experience while maintaining service-level agreements. We explain how VDI makes monitoring the end-user experience tougher and the best practices that will help you overcome these challenges.
Windows on the Big Blue's hardware is almost here.
Exchange 2010 is clearly the favorite solution for e-mail migrations, but the risks are clear. Even so, many enterprises aren't planning to conduct basic preventive measures such as data backup.
With the cloud, it's backup without the actual backup.
Network-based application performance management may be just what service providers need to make the cloud ready for your mission-critical applications.
What you need to know about moving to virtual desktops.
What can you do to ensure that your cloud computing plan is ready to go and will get the job done? These 10 steps will help.
With its recent acquisition of Platform Computing, IBM is betting on emerging demand for high-performance computing solutions.
How to think about scope, virtualization, mobility, compliance, and distributed workforce in tracking equipment and applications.
A new push by partners Cisco and Citrix might encourage IT organizations to take a serious look at desktop virtualization.
Almost half of U.S. information workers already split time between home, office, or other locations
Are you still writing rules for old firewalls? Dealing with ports and protocols is no longer sufficient. Next-generation firewalls drill into traffic to identify the applications traversing the network, and automation can help you build and manage the rules you need to exploit this technology.
Organizational change management and benefits realization can help to reduce risk in ERP implementations. These steps can help your ERP project succeed.
Does moving to the cloud mean you give up control of your application's performance?
IT can evolve gradually to cloud-scale patch and update management. You can prepare for the future and still make things better today by applying these four principles.
Cloud is a big, fluffy subject. We get a firm handle on the subject by looking at three specific cloud use cases.