• F5 Networks gunning for more data center control

    Posted February 10, 2011 - 10:19 pm

    Interview with Sean McAdam, CEO of F5 Networks, which has managed to garner nearly half of the Layer 4-7 switching market.
  • Security startup hopes it holds key for cloud encryption

    Posted February 10, 2011 - 10:16 pm

    James Williamson, IT coordinator at the New Canadian Democratic Party (NPD), on the ups and downs of storage, data protection and regulatory compliance in the cloud.
  • EMC's strategy goes deep in the cloud, sees IT as a service

    Posted February 8, 2011 - 9:44 pm

    At its 2011 Strategic Forum in Boston today, EMC laid out its vision for virtualizing its customers' underlying infrastructure to give them a flexible and automated way to serve up applications and data.
  • How Botox battles compliance wrinkles

    Posted January 28, 2011 - 11:33 am

    A BPM overhaul saved the day after legal issues complicated compliance at Botox-maker Allergan.
  • Review

    Fabulous PHP frameworks: Symfony

    Posted January 26, 2011 - 11:59 am

    Symfony offers extensive features such as excellent debugging and logging, but the learning curve is steeper than most.
  • Exec exits bad news for Microsoft techies

    Posted January 25, 2011 - 2:24 pm

    The departure of longtime Microsoft executive Bob Muglia could prove troubling because the head of the Server and Tools Business was held in high esteem by the company's technical talent, industry watchers say.
  • Congress set to debate tech issues

    Posted January 25, 2011 - 2:16 pm

    The new -- and divided -- Congress should find some early agreement on a variety of scaled-back technology bills, analysts say.
  • Social media careers: 3 hot jobs and resume tips

    Posted January 24, 2011 - 5:08 pm

    Social media career job opportunities tripled in 2010, as compared to 2009. Here's what you need to know about 3 hot positions, plus expert do's and don'ts when you're applying for social media jobs.
  • New CIO cleans up outsourced IT at Clorox

    Posted January 24, 2011 - 4:51 pm

    The Clorox company brought in a new CIO to re-establish control of the company’s tech direction, bring IT up to date and generate business value.
  • In 2011, Clouds rolling in

    Posted January 24, 2011 - 1:14 pm

    Yes, cloud computing has been hyped to the max, but there is genuine interest in it still, for a variety of reasons.
  • Review

    Microsoft delivers enterprise backup tool

    Posted January 24, 2011 - 12:13 pm

    Microsoft's flagship backup and archiving software, Data Protection Manager, has come a long way since we first tested it in 2005.
  • Review

    Microsoft beefs up System Center with module

    Posted January 24, 2011 - 12:11 pm

    Service Manager 2010 is the new workflow and incident response module that's been added to the Microsoft System Center suite of management applications. Conceptually, it's a process control application with two faces: a management console for network managers to perform workflow operations, and a Web-based help desk Self Service Portal for end users.
  • Microsoft Office 2010 upgrades: Four pitfalls to avoid

    Posted January 18, 2011 - 2:44 pm

    From training worries to compatibility woes, fears of business disruption can spread when IT announces a Microsoft Office 2010 upgrade. Here's how IT can steer clear of four big upgrade mistakes.
  • A glance back at 2011

    Posted January 13, 2011 - 4:08 pm

    2011 could be described as “The Year of …” many things. The tablet market heated up beyond the Apple iPad. 4G wireless took off with the emergence of big-time LTE networks. Governments and hackers screamed for attention by taking down networks, while IPv6 generated interest for giving the Internet a way to carry on.
  • State of the CIO: IT departments are fueling company growth

    Posted January 3, 2011 - 12:15 pm

    CIOs are investing in projects to improve staff productivity, make business processes more efficient and promote innovation. These activities signal the retrenchment that ruled during the Great Recession is, thankfully, over.
  • Emerging tech: Business intelligence apps go mobile

    Posted December 22, 2010 - 11:03 pm

    What could your company do with a BI app on iPhones and iPads? Some analysts say this mobile software category will take off in 2011 - but early adopters are already gaining benefits.
  • In age of WikiLeaks, even Santa can't keep secrets

    Posted December 22, 2010 - 10:07 pm

    Santa decides what to give IT industry bigwigs, who were all over the naughty list this year.
  • Five things you need to know about BYO tech

    Posted December 21, 2010 - 12:49 pm

    The "Bring Your Own PC" trend has expanded to become Bring Your Own Device as end users walk smartphones, tablets and some IT management headaches into the enterprise. Here's a guide to five key BYOD issues, to help you plan wisely and head off trouble.
  • Gmail tips: Five can't-miss features that boost Gmail

    Posted December 8, 2010 - 10:35 pm

    Check out these valuable Gmail features you probably never knew existed, from cool keyboard shortcuts to quick and easy remote sign-out.
  • What you should know about Next Generation Firewalls

    Posted December 1, 2010 - 10:22 pm

    So what is the so-called Next Generation Firewall?
  • Data breaches: 4 fundamental ways to shore up your defenses

    Posted November 29, 2010 - 1:14 pm

    If you're like most IT professionals, you constantly feel as if you should be paying more attention to security. But it's tough to find the time, budget and staff to do the best job possible.
  • Ultimate endpoint management tools

    Posted November 23, 2010 - 6:06 pm

    Desktop virtualization, Web apps, software as a service, and an increasingly mobile user base have created new challenges when it comes to endpoint management. Nonetheless, there are still some constants -- endpoints need to be deployed, configured, patched, secured and supported.
  • Enterprise alternatives to Apple's App Store

    Posted November 19, 2010 - 5:33 pm

    Apple's App Store and iTunes are great for consumers but kludgy for companies. Yet only recently have enterprises been able to find an enterprise app store of their own -- for better mobile app deployment and management.
  • How to use Twitter to network at conferences: 5 tips

    Posted November 18, 2010 - 10:43 pm

    Even if you're shy, you can use Twitter to maximize networking opportunities at your next conference. Check out our tips on how to build buzz, be remembered and be valued.
  • Aruba has smartphone, iPad-crazy enterprise covered

    Posted November 18, 2010 - 9:55 pm

    The influx of smartphones, tablets and other wireless devices into businesses is making many employees more productive, but Aruba Networks is seeing firsthand how much strain all of this newfound mobility is putting on the enterprise IT and security staffs that are its customers. In this installment of the IDG Enterprise CEO Interview Series, IDGE Chief Content Officer John Gallant spoke with Aruba CEO Dominic Orr about the changing wired/wireless network architecture, competing with Cisco Systems, exploiting the cloud and the rise of 802.11n.

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