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  • BMC automates the mainframe change ticket

    Mainframe operators using BMC software may now be able to enjoy the speedy, devops-style development pace that is quickly becoming the norm for customer-facing mobile applications and Internet services.

  • BMC makes the help desk more social

    BMC Software wants to bring some social networking magic to the formal world of the IT help desk.

  • Which vendors will be on target in the era of New IT

    The major technology shifts under way -- the move to cloud-based services and reduced importance of the data center, the growth of mobile devices and apps and related decline in use of traditional PCs, and the greater emphasis on big data/analytics rather than traditional analytics -- are having a huge impact on corporate IT.

  • HP offers private app catalogs for enterprises

    Hewlett-Packard is launching a service that could help organizations better manage their Android and iOS mobile apps on employee-owned devices, supporting the BYOD (bring your own device) trend.

  • Target says attackers stole vendor credentials

    Target said Wednesday that intruders accessed its systems by using credentials "stolen" from a vendor, one of the first details the retailer has revealed about how hackers got inside.

  • MicroStrategy to focus on customers, not 'PowerPoint slides,' at conference

    While some vendor conferences can end up mired in technical minutiae, MicroStrategy believes it's better to show, not tell customers how its BI (business intelligence) software works, according to its president, Paul Zolfaghari.

  • Riverbed may go private in a $3 billion deal

    Investment company Elliott Management has offered to buy WAN optimization vendor Riverbed Technology for just over US$3 billion while giving Riverbed a chance to entertain higher bids.

  • BMC launches service to host private-label enterprise app stores

    BMC Software has set up a private-label marketplace service that will allow independent software vendors (ISVs) and other organizations to run their own online app stores.

  • HP private cloud service leads the pack, Forrester says

    Enterprises are expected to significantly ramp up their pursuit of internal private clouds within the next year and HP, Cisco and Microsoft have the strongest product offerings for those deployments, according to a new Wave report by research firm Forrester.

  • Amazon bashes private clouds, launches virtual desktops

    Private clouds offer "none of the benefits" of a robust public cloud, and are only a stopgap solution perpetuated by "old-guard" IT companies such as IBM, said Andy Jassy, Amazon senior vice president who heads up Amazon Web Services.

Latest Features

  • 10 Big Data startups to watch

    The Big Data space is heating up ? to the point that many pundits already see it as the over-hyped heir to "cloud." The hype may be a bit much, but Big Data is already living up to its potential, transforming entire business lines, such as marketing, pharmaceutical research, and cyber-security.

  • Does VMware have a real future?

    Price is a big weakness when every player in the virtualisation market is offering a good-enough free option.

  • The best way to maximise server uptime

    In an IT world full of elusive goals, there's probably no target as slippery and generally elusive as server uptime.

  • Ice balls help data centre go green

    Green isn't usually the first colour that comes to mind when one visits the hot, dry desert climate of Phoenix, where temperatures recently topped 109 degrees. But that's exactly where I/O Data Center has opened a 180,000-square-foot commercial data centre collocation facility that couples an energy-efficient design with the use of innovative green technologies. Those range from an unusual set-up for its air handlers to its server-rack design.

  • The life and death of a virtual machine

    If IT managers aren?t careful, the failure to manage virtual machines throughout their life cycles could erase virtualisation?s benefits.

  • For management software, it's automate in 08

    IT management software makers will make 2008 the year of automation technology.

  • Challenging the agent overload

    Software agents, long seen as a necessary evil by those securing and managing servers, desktops and other endpoint devices, have proliferated to the point of polluting enterprise environments.

  • Dashboards: The key to net management

    Integrated management dashboards can save you money and are spurring technology partnerships, but they need planning and they're not to be embarked upon lightly.

  • Those incredible shrinking servers

    When it coms to virtualisation, no matter what your strategy or goals, you still have a problem. How do you even know what's out there to consolidate?

  • Can VMware's open standards moves halt Microsoft?

    Microsoft is coming -- this much virtualisation market leader VMware knows. But the company, led by Diane Greene, seems to know exactly how to stave off the software giant. But is it enough?

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