IT Management


Using IDV and VDI to Cut Computing Costs

Intelligent desktop virtualization can complement or upgrade your VDI implementation to save you money and aggravation, and it doesn't require a rip-and-replace project.

Moving Beyond Basic Automation: The Autonomic Revolution

Every IT pro knows the benefits of automation. The question is: where should IT start, and where is autonomics headed?

IT Not Yet Sold on BYOD

Most shops don't yet sanction bring-your-own-device, but it's likely they will in the long term.

3 Cloud-Related Tasks CIOs Should Complete Before the Next Board Meeting

The push to cloud computing is coming from the boardroom. We explore how CIOs can be prepared for their next grilling before the board of directors.

Q&A: Automating Financial Systems

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.

Update: State of the Mainframe

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.

Q&A: Improving Network Visibility

Networks are getting faster and more complex. How can IT network administrators keep up?



Collaborative Workflow: Social Software on a Mission

We examine the rise of enterprise collaboration and what characteristics you should expect in a collaborative workflow platform.

Four Ways IT Can Avoid Wasting Resources

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.

Has the Usability Revolution Left Enterprise Software Behind?

Three steps every product manager can take right now to overcome roadblocks to user-friendly software design.

Q&A: Maximizing Your Remote Support ROI

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?

Q&A: Managing Application Performance

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.

Best IT Practices for SaaS Deployments

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.

Analysis: IBM's Latest Linux-on-Power Move

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?

4 Side Benefits of Moving to the Cloud

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.

Open Source Application Development Breaks on Through

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.

Q&A: Preventing Downtime

It's not enough to respond to downtime; what's needed is a new mindset that focuses on preventing downtime.

5 Strategies for Successfully Migrating Communications Services to the Cloud

The ideal cloud provider should be an enabler, not an inhibitor. These five strategies will help you choose wisely.

Q&A: Social-driven IT

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?

Analysis: Behind Dell's Shopping Spree

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?