IT Management


Surveys Show IT Spending On Rise, Except for Datacenters

Surveyed datacenter managers responded that their budgets will not be increasing for 2011, while a second study points to rising overall IT spending budgets.

VMware Launches vCenter for Cloud Performance Monitoring

VMware's acquisition of Integrien adds to vCenter a slew of new capabilities for managing capacity planning, change management -- backed by performance analytics -- in physical and cloud environments.

Top 10 Influential Microsoft Pundits

Without these folks, we'd be in the dark about the goings-on at Redmond.

'Execudus' in Redmond: Top Microsoft Execs Get Out

Microsoft has famously lost -- or ousted -- eight top executives since 2008, including luminaries Ray Ozzie and Jeff Raikes. The change of leadership might have questionable long-term effects, but isn't likely to change much in Redmond for the time being. Here's why.

Scorecarding: How Microsoft Measures Its Own Success

Mary-Jo Foley takes you inside the metrics Microsoft uses to judge itself.

Hackers Know It's All In the Timing

Patch Tuesday reminds us once again that hackers will always be a step ahead. Plus: Outlook issue to be fixed out of band; Intel's intentions with McAfee buy seem questionable.

Messing With Web Components

Hackers go after your browsing sessions. Plus: Conficker worm is gone, but not forgotten; unrest in Egypt worries Microsoft, Cisco.

HP and Microsoft Roll Out Appliances

One year after announcing a $250 million, three-year pact to deliver next-generation data center technology, Hewlett-Packard Co. and Microsoft today unveiled five appliances that offer Exchange and SQL Server in turnkey configurations.

IT Spending Predicted To Increase 5.1 Percent in 2011

Worldwide spending in the IT field is estimated to grow by 5.1 percent compared to 2010 numbers, according to Gartner, a Stamford, Conn.-based technology research and advisory company.

It's Time To Lose the Passwords!

Token-based login technology has improved significantly, so what are you waiting for?

Rackspace Launches Managed Cloud Service

Rackspace Hosting is looking to make cloud computing appealing to a broader set of customers that might not have the resources or acumen to manage systems and apps in the cloud.

OpSource Adds Managed Cloud Service

Hosting provider OpSource Tuesday added a suite of managed offerings to its cloud services.

Microsoft's Holiday Present Includes 17 Patches

Plus: Hackers compromise Gawker media sites; Google and Redmond ad malware investigated; Symantec takes a look at the problems you'll be facing in 2011.

Microsoft Closes a Record-Patch Year with 17 for December

Windows IT pros this December find themselves unwrapping a huge package of security updates ahead of Christmas directly from Microsoft.

Developer, Network Architect, Help Support Make List of Best Careers for 2011

In this year's "50 Best Careers" list, released Monday, four IT-related jobs made the cut: computer software engineer, computer support specialist, computer systems analyst and network architect.

Amazon Launches DNS Hosting Service

Amazon Web Services today launched the beta of a programmable and purportedly scalable hosted Domain Name System service aimed at letting users of its cloud services create, modify and delete DNS zone files.

Why Your Business Fears the Windows 7 Upgrade

It's more than the legitimate concerns about cost, compatibility and execution -- it comes down to the role of the operating system itself.

The Office, Anywhere: 5 Office Suites Battle It Out in the Unified Communications Ring

As unified communications meets office-suite productivity, we take a look at five different suites and how they handle collaboration capabilities.

Big Data Has Got Your Boss, Survey Finds

Your company's CEO is being overwhelmed by sea of data, according to a survey conducted in August by Kelton Research and announced on Tuesday.

Microsoft Announces Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials

Microsoft has scheduled the release of Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials for the first half of 2011, the company announced on Monday.

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