Trends


Top 3 Trends in IT and Big Data: A Look Back, The Year Ahead

Cloud computing, mobile applications, and big data coalesced in 2012 and will shape IT in 2013 and beyond.

Four and Out

Emphasis on loyalty rather than satisfaction may help explain why, today, it is rare to see brand-name vendors vying for top honors in rig performance, cost-efficiency, or power efficiency bake-offs.

Top 3 Trends in Developer Testing

How should developers cope with software eating the world?

Can Machines Really Think?

The idea that machines will dominate human intelligence is mere science fiction today, but machines are getting better at complex decision making and active reasoning.

Q&A: The Role of Social Networks in the Enterprise

Your employees are comfortable with social networks. How can those networks be turned to your business advantage?

E-mail in the Cloud: What Can and Can't Be Moved

A well-architected modern messaging infrastructure will give your enterprise the agility to adapt quickly to changing application requirements without the constraints of cloud providers.

Q&A: The State of Data Security, Compliance, and Why Your Company May Be at Risk

A study of corporate e-mail and file transfer habits highlights security concerns.



Moving to the Cloud: Adoption, Impact, and What's Next

We examine the risks, challenges, and benefits of the cloud and where the technology is headed.

Q&A: Keeping Mobile Applications Secure

How can you make sure your mobile applications are secure? A security expert offers several suggestions.

Survey Says: Business as Usual for Big Iron

Shops with large mainframe investments tend to double down on Big Iron; small shops, on the other hand, are trying to wean off of them. Call it a case of expansion versus austerity.

How Load-Adaptive Computing Optimizes Energy Use to Improve Your Bottom Line

"Turn off computers at night" is a simplistic solution to saving energy. For a more efficient approach to lowering your energy costs, consider the benefits of load-adaptive computing technology.

Q&A: I/O Virtualization and Best Practices

We examine the benefits of I/O virtualization and offer best practices to achieve high-performance I/O.

Hadoop, The Cloud, and Big Data

What you need to know about Hadoop benefits, scalability, and best practices.

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.

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.

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.

SSD: Coming with a Vengeance

SSD will soon be added to your disk and tape storage environment. It's time to start studying and planning for this evolution.

Top 5 Enterprise Security Trends

From BYOD to social media, the trends that are keeping security administrators on their toes.

How VM Introspection Transforms Honeynets into Lean, Mean, APT-fighting Machines

In the right hands, a honeynet can be a powerful weapon in the war against advanced persistent threats. If you're contemplating adding advanced honeynets to your organization's arsenal, here are five things to consider.