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.
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?
How can IT do more with less? By automating tasks. We explore the financial and productivity benefits, look at the downsides of automation, and examine how Big Data, virtualization, and cloud computing benefit from automation.
Cloud technology is rather easy to obtain. The right mix of technical skills mix to design and implement the technology is not.
One way to do more with less is to outsource tasks, including some components of your data center. What help and benefits can you expect from third-party providers, and what work should remain on premises?
New servers deliver real-time power data, but it’s difficult to uncover.
HTML5 has emerged as the lingua franca for mobile application development, and companies of every size are racing to respond to the mobile revolution.
In the current economic climate, IT must align itself closer to the business needs of its users to achieve success. We explain how this IT/business alignment can occur as IT becomes a marketer of business services to its user base.
How B2B processes became so complex and why IT should consolidate them.
When business uncertainty is the "new normal," project management offices become critical in supporting strategic business priorities.
Social media, security, and customization all play a role in your choice of a cloud supplier.
Selecting a cloud provider can be tricky. Here are four things you need to investigate before making your selection.
Outsourcing and managed services are constantly changing. We examine three ways the industry will adapt to technology and business changes this year.
As more applications and data make their way to the cloud or are impacted by virtualization, data centers must adapt. The hybrid data center environment brings together the best of all worlds: cloud, virtualization, hardware, and co-lo.
Increasingly, Hyper-V and vSphere will operate in the same data center. What does that mean for IT?
Three key moves for Linux this year will impact enterprise IT.
Mobile devices became targets just as more workers were connecting to corporate assets using their personal devices. What's ahead for mobile IT in 2012?
If the latest IT hiring projections from a prominent IT staffing specialist hold up, 2012 could get off to a bang. Make that a double-digit bang.
We explore what the Scala programming language can do for your organization with the language’s inventor.
In just three years, mobile workers will account for more than one-third of the global workforce.