IT Management


The Cloud vs. IT: Is Your Job in Jeopardy?

Everyone is pushing the cloud. But there's a raging debate as to whether the cloud is good or bad for IT. We talked to readers and analysts and other industry experts to find out what the cloud may really mean for your future, plus other implications of this emerging technology.

How-To: Performance Tuning Tips for a Windows Virtualized Environment

Virtualization has brought the lost art of performance tuning back into the datacenter. Here's how to tune your VMs and hypervisor, and optimize CPU resources and memory to get the most out of your virtual servers.

System Center 2012 Preview: What to Expect

Microsoft plans to consolidate many moving parts in its System Center 2012 products this year -- here's your guide to it all.

Time Is Money... Right?

Being able to equate time to money is one of the most important business skills an IT manager can have. Here's some tips to help you do just that.

IT Sluggish on Windows 7 Migrations, Survey Finds

IT organizations appear to be dragging their feet on migrating to Window 7, according to a recent poll by Unisys Corp.

Unified Communications: Windows IT Pros Speak Out on Bringing It All Together

How hard is it to execute UC? Our readers who've done it share their take and offer tips for others trying to bring together voice with Microsoft Exchange, Office, OCS, Lync and more.

Q&A: Unified Communications Guru Joe Schurman

This Microsoft MVP talks all aspects of UC, from Microsoft's offerings like Lync to those of its competitors, plus cost considerations, team organization and more.

Microsoft Releases Beta of DaRT 7 Recovery Tool

Microsoft today released a beta of its new Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset 7 (DaRT 7) support tool that can help IT pros remotely fix unbootable PCs.

Cloud Security: Understanding Security Account Management in Windows Azure

Cloud computing relieves some of the security burden, but you still have an active role in managing access, securing communications and ensuring data protection.

Will Microsoft Reshape Business Intelligence?

Business intelligence has long been the domain of big companies with lots of resources. Microsoft wants to change that, but it faces a daunting task.

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?

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