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  • How to manage big data overload

    Posted January 28, 2013 - 12:01 pm

    Complex requirements and relentless demands for capacity vex storage administrators. Here's how to handle the data deluge.
  • 5 hot tech projects to boost your IT career

    Posted November 7, 2011 - 7:06 am

    Take the reins of any of these five forward-looking initiatives and become an IT hero in the eyes of upper management
  • How one CIO cured his data management woes

    Posted November 24, 2010 - 10:49 am

    Herbalife tripled the amount of data IT had to manage, so its CIO had to rethink how storage was managed.
  • The role of IT in strengthening the modern corporate enterprise

    Posted September 7, 2010 - 3:52 pm

    IT plays a central role in data management and the delivery of advanced analytics, both of which enhance competitive advantage and profitability. IT can also improve customer service excellence by implementing solutions that improve the ease of doing business. And centralizing functions such as infrastructure or procurement to optimize economies of scale not only enables more effective expense management, but frees up senior management to focus on surpassing the competition.
  • Johnson Controls uses metrics to transform its business

    Posted June 2, 2009 - 4:47 pm

    The Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) division of Johnson Controls manages more than 1.4 billion square feet of corporate real estate for 300 customers in more than 500 locations worldwide. But it did so with few standards, little ability to benchmark or identify best practices, and no way to help customers define metrics.
  • Champion Tech delivers SAN-based disaster recovery to dodge hurricanes

    Posted June 2, 2009 - 4:27 pm

    When he became CTO of petrochemical firm Champion Technologies, Roland Etcheverry walked into a disaster-recovery greenfield. There was no real disaster-recovery system in place, as fail-over technology was just starting to come into its own in 2004 and limited to "extraordinarily costly" multilocation backup systems outside his company's economic reach. When Hurricane Rita came close to the company's Houston headquarters in late 2005, all he could do was make tape backups and ship them elsewhere -- and mount the case for planning a real disaster-recovery system.
  • Revlon creates a global IT network using "Mini Me" datacenters

    Posted June 1, 2009 - 2:33 pm

    In February 2008, David Giambruno initiated a global restructuring project at cosmetics maker Revlon that took advantage of the company's regular-capacity refresh cycle to engineer a technology leap. His goal was to replace Revlon's disparate, global storage architecture with an integrated one that consolidated and virtualized server resources for faster service response, improved disaster recovery capability, and increased operational efficiency.
  • Thomson Reuters reduces storage sprawl to save money, increase quality

    Posted June 1, 2009 - 2:31 pm

    At Thomson Reuters' Professional Division, IT infrastructure growth was outpacing revenue growth by almost two to one, which would require building a new datacenter every 12 months. That was unacceptable, so Christopher Crowhurst initiated two projects: One focused on storage optimization and one focused on server virtualization
  • Why IT should start throwing data away

    Posted May 6, 2009 - 3:37 pm

    Storage sprawl is unsustainable, and keeping it all is risky. Data-retention policies let users delete data with less risk.
  • Bernie Madoff's Client List vs. MDM: Lessons Learned

    Posted April 6, 2009 - 10:12 am

    Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC's database of customer data and its spiraling connections is, in fact, not unlike what you'd find in many companies today: siloed databases chock full of customer, partner and supplier information that typically has consistency and data-cleanliness problems. This nearly universal business problem ultimately leads many a company to investigate and launch master data management (MDM) programs.
  • Open source and SaaS offerings rethink the database

    Posted March 24, 2009 - 11:32 am

    The world of low-rent key-value storage silos is exploding. Here's a list of some of the more prominent new projects.
  • 16 ways IT can do less with less

    Posted March 16, 2009 - 3:55 pm

    Put the days of doing more with less behind you by cutting back on the overhead of IT. Now's the time to cut back on over-allocated services, curtail unnecessary capital expenditures, and clean house of legacy apps and orphaned software.
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