IT Management


Best Practices for Implementing a Private Cloud (Part 2 of 2)

In the second part of our two-part series, we examine the value of policy-based optimization in private clouds.

7 Steps for Application Recovery

Seven actions every CIO should take in the event of a major service outage.

3 Ways to Ensure Good Performance for Cloud-Based Systems

These three tips can help you avoid surprises when you move to the cloud.

Best Practices for Implementing a Private Cloud (Part 1 of 2)

In the first of a two-part series, we examine the importance of usage accounting in private-cloud implementations.

How to Create a Sustainable Standard Desktop Environment

Foresight and planning for a standard desktop environment can help you avoid the hassle of future issues.

Q&A: Developing Mobile Apps at Drexel University

How a team of five university students developed a cross-platform, mobile, real-time app for managing presentations with no mobile development training.

Healthy Fear of the Cloud is Good, But Absolute Terror is Shortsighted

The public cloud is still the Wild, Wild West, but shunning the cloud until things become a bit more stable and predictable may not be the smart play.



Q&A: Integrating SharePoint with Social Content

Social content is rich with information, but integrating it with other enterprise data can leave it isolated and unused. We explore how to wisely integrate the two.

Overcoming Windows 7 and 8 Migration Challenges

Changes in the security model or discontinued libraries may prevent existing applications from running on newer versions of Windows. We explain how your organization can overcome these compatibility challenges.

Minimize Energy Costs by Following the Moon

Exploiting the lower costs of energy during the night can help your data center cut its energy costs.

Our Quest to Chat with HAL

The movie "2001: A Space Odyssey" was released in 1968. Well over 40 years later, we still have a lot of work to do on the space flight front, but natural language processing is almost there.

ClearPath: Unisys' Shining Star?

Strong demand for its ClearPath mainframe platform helped boost Unisys' profits in Q2.

Four Tips to Ensure Cloud Computing Succes

Leverage these four patterns of success to make your cloud computing project a winner.

How to Predict Your Private Cloud Readiness

Cloud readiness is more than market position and organization size. It is profoundly linked to your level of platform standardization.

Q&A: IT Automation's New Directions

The evolution of IT automation, how the technology has changed, where it is today, and where it's headed.

How to Make Licensing Audits Less Painful

License compliance is tough, especially after a merger or acquisition. The secret to success of any license audit just may be normalization technology.

Down Was Up for IBM Corp.

Even though Big Blue’s revenues shrank, its earnings increased last quarter.

3 Tips for Improving Application Performance

Make the most of your IT investments with these three tips to help you optimize your networks, applications, and clients.

Q&A: Adopting a Modular Data Center Strategy

Benefits, challenges, and best practices for incorporating a modular data center into your environment.

Disaster Antidote: Getting Control of Data Center Power

Co-location facilities, mirrored data, hot-standby servers -- data center managers are doing all they can to avoid the debilitating effects of power outages. Or are they?