Automation isn't just for making IT more efficient; it can also streamline processes and improve productivity for your users. We explore the benefits of tackling financial systems first.
Demand for mainframes dropped off late last year -- and was down in the first three months of 2012, too. Is it time for Big Iron boosters to start worrying? No -- it's all good.
Networks are getting faster and more complex. How can IT network administrators keep up?
We examine the rise of enterprise collaboration and what characteristics you should expect in a collaborative workflow platform.
As your data center embraces private clouds and advanced virtualization, do not overlook the threat of wasted resources these initiatives can introduce. These four steps can help you avoid depleting resources.
Three steps every product manager can take right now to overcome roadblocks to user-friendly software design.
We examine how application performance management (APM) has changed, discuss effective APM approaches, and recommend IT investments and training to help you deal with increasingly complex applications and environments.
If remote support solutions can relieve IT of some of its help-desk burden, why isn't it used more often or to better advantage?
IT has started to embrace the cloud, and users are ceding control and administration of those apps to them. These six best practices will maximize the safety, control, and effectiveness of SaaS deployments.
Given the success IBM has had with its RISC-Unix business, PowerLinux doesn't seem like a bad idea, but will its success come at the expense of AIX?
Sure, the cloud can speed application delivery and help you minimize capital investments, but there are several indirect benefits you may not be aware of.
A majority of companies are standardizing on open source for their application development efforts, though they might not be effectively monitoring their use of open source.
It's not enough to respond to downtime; what's needed is a new mindset that focuses on preventing downtime.
The ideal cloud provider should be an enabler, not an inhibitor. These five strategies will help you choose wisely.
Social media isn't just a marketing channel you bolt on to your current plans. You need to understand its true business-wide impact. How should your IT organization prepare to embrace social media over the next 12 months?
This month, Dell pulled the trigger on two significant acquisitions. What's behind Dell's acquisition moves, and why does at least one of them seem like a no-brainer?
A certification program backed by CA Technologies may help supply IT’s next generation of trained professionals.
Four reasons why virtualization, not cloud computing, is changing the ground rules used to design traditional performance management systems and why your enterprise needs to consider new virtualization-aware approaches to performance management.
ODBC was a revolutionary technology 20 years ago. We look at its past and present, and suggest where it's headed.
Companies expect to hire more IT workers this quarter, but not as aggressively as they did in the first quarter of the year, despite their optimism about growth.