IT Management

IBM's New z114: A Most Affordable Big Iron Solution

The new zEnterprise really does comprise Big Blue's most mainstream mainframe release to date. At $75,000, it's certainly the cheapest.

Q&A: SOAP and REST 101

What are SOAP and REST? What do these Web services have in common and where is each best used? We take a closer look.

Ensuring SharePoint 2010 Availability with Virtualization

Careful consideration and implementation of virtualization technologies can make protecting SharePoint Server 2010 potentially cheaper, but not always easier.

Understanding the Cloud: A Primer for Prospective Users

Key technologies enabling clouds, the three types of cloud environments, and options for getting to the cloud.

10 Best Practices to Build Deeper Business Connections

These 10 best practices examine key business integration tasks that are critical to building deeper connections with customers and trading partners.

Q&A: Why Government Agencies Are Finally Moving to the Cloud

Cloud computing is a popular architecture, and U.S. agencies are finally getting on board.

Mainframe 2.0 at 2.5

Two and a half years on, CA says it has substantially delivered on its Mainframe 2.0 vision.

4 Steps to Successful Application Managed Services

If you're thinking about ceding control of some applications to others, this four-step recipe can help you create and enjoy a successful and safe relationship.

Q&A: Why Business Process Management and Complex Event Processing Are Better Together

Business process management and complex event processing now support a broad range of business processes. How can these two technologies complement each other to further optimize business processes?

Application Acceleration in the Cloud Age

In the age of the cloud, applications and content are only as good as the network they ride on. We explore three application acceleration options.

Q&A: Automating Application Testing

Automated testing tools can relieve the tedium of testing, but are they appropriate for every testing task?

Analysis: Revamped NetView a Sleeper Hit

NetView 6.1 is, by almost any standard, an exciting new deliverable -- particularly for users of IBM’s Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex technology.

Careers: Steady as She Goes

There are few bright spots in a new survey of CIO hiring plans.

IT, Executives Don't See Eye to Eye on Virtualization, Cloud Computing

Business and IT executives aren't always on the same page when it comes to virtualization and cloud computing.

Q&A: Overcoming Cloud Migration Fears

What’s holding back some enterprises from enjoying the benefits of cloud computing?

Analysis: Do zEnterprise Results Signal a Slowdown for the Mainframe Market?

With another strong quarterly showing for System z, IBM seems to have put its recent run of mainframe woes behind it. Or has it?

Avoiding Buffet-Style Overindulgence in Your Internal Cloud

Although clouds may never provide a truly carefree lifestyle when it comes to resources, these steps can ensure that they don’t create an expensive operational nightmare.

Q&A: How to Successfully Migrate Legacy Data

Updating applications with current technology means IT must make sure no data is left behind.

Extreme Collaboration and the Cloud

Although cloud computing gets all the attention, extreme collaboration, an emerging business model, will ultimately deliver value well beyond current market expectations by enabling faster and better business transformation.

Q&A: Tackling "Big Data" Challenges

How big is big data, and how can you get it under control?