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.
How standards are driving organization value and how they benefit IT.
First it was just "the cloud." Then came public clouds versus private clouds, and, of course, hybrid clouds. How is IT coping, and how do clouds fit in with other trends, such as the distributed data center?
Cloud computing isn't just "with us" -- it's here to stay, and IT spending on cloud services is expected to explode.
A new intelligent cloud network between data center and cloud is needed for efficient workload mobility.
If IT professionals are a restaurant's chefs, then business development professionals are the rest of the staff -- those attracting guests, designing the menus, and managing the profits.
How to overcome the three most common impediments to cloud project success.
IT is looking to cut costs. One way is to outsource data center tasks. We take a closer look at a state-of-the-art site in Europe to learn what features are most important to IT and how investments in renewable resources are paying off.
Most IT organizations are only performing very basic monitoring on their servers. This new approach uses concepts we learned from the consumer gadget world.
Social media is about ease, speed, and reach. We explore the benefits it can offer your organization, and why IT must not be afraid of it.
How a cloud solution solved performance and complexity issues and returned an impressive ROI.
The first enterprise social networks are delivering mixed results.
A remodel of a data center created unique challenges. We examine the success factors of a project at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.
The performance of IBM's Power Systems line was a bright spot in an otherwise turbulent server market, but the prospects for the Unix market as a whole look as bleak as ever.
Big Data has surpassed cloud computing as the Next Big Thing in IT. We explore how big data is connected to virtualization and private clouds.
The bring-your-own-device movement is a warning to businesses that their core is about to get more complicated. What must IT consider right now?
When it comes to IT infrastructure, having a lot of muscle is good, but making intelligent use of all that muscle is even better. When it comes to internal clouds, a brain is key.
Although relational databases will continue to be used for high-speed online transaction processing, conventional relational databases have clearly exhausted their usefulness for business analytics. What’s ahead for database technology?
Although Big Iron had a bad quarter, the long-term indicators -- bolstered by several mainframe product cycles' worth of data -- suggest System z is just tracking through its life cycle.