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  • Does a tech manager need to be tech-savvy?

    To work in IT you have to have a tech background, right? Nope. With the right set of management skills, even a non-technical person can make it as a successful manager.

  • Oracle offers compression to DBAs

    Oracle's powerful new HP Oracle Database Machine comes with 168TB of storage ... and a hefty price tag to boot. But there is another to boost processing power: the company's own efficient compression technology.

  • Q&A: IBM's Jim Stallings sees mainframe growth

    The new general manager of IBM's mainframe System z division promised 100 customer visits in his first 100 days. He's been on the job for two months and here maps out some of his plans.

  • Free is good for VMware

    VMware's decision this week to give away betas of a new product, VMware Server, generated raised eyebrows but little annoyance. So what does it mean?

  • The last of the Mohicans

    Softek says SRM's focus has changed from general space utilisation efficiency to sorting out specific business storage problems underneath a unifying software layer

  • Q&A: IBM's Andy Monshaw sees 'tidal wave of data' coming

    SVC may move onto different platforms. Tape rules backup. Virtualisation is key. Doesn't know where Microsoft is going with storage. Aperi code is coming. Aquisitions may be coming

  • Solaris comes down from its high horse

    Just five years ago, the idea that anyone but Sun's own engineers would be allowed access to Solaris internals seemed absurd. Today, Solaris needs to win Linux customers, not the other way around.

  • Server consolidation -- the why and how (part 1)

    Server consolidation is fast becoming the strategy of choice for IT organisations faced with burgeoning costs. The success stories are piling up. (Part 1)

  • Tivoli plans to be Big Blue's value-add

    A push into IT service management is on the way but can Tivoli build brand recognition and avoid losing its identity as it becomes just another part of the IBM package?

  • Master of the mainframe

    What is the mainframe good for today? IBM's chief mainframe architect explains how online transaction processing is still a major enterprise need.

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