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  • 'Server huggers' impede cloud migrations

    Posted January 5, 2012 - 1:23 pm

    Chipita America has become almost serverless over the past six years by moving its ERP, EDI and BI systems, Office and Exchange applications and file servers to the cloud.
  • How to guard your data as it travels among cloud providers

    Posted January 5, 2012 - 12:00 pm

    Some cloud computing vendors outsource parts of their services to subcontractors, who may in turn outsource to others. Here's how to know who has your company's data and how secure it really is.
  • Why enterprise software will never be the same

    Posted January 3, 2012 - 5:53 pm

    It's a stretch to call 2011 a truly transformative year for enterprise software, given all the old warts that remain, from large-scale IT project failures to creaky legacy systems that will take years and great expense to replace with the latest-and-greatest.
  • Cloud SWAT teams

    Posted January 3, 2012 - 3:57 pm

    Cloud computing poses unique security challenges. Here's how cloud-specific 'security incident-response teams' could help governments and large enterprises respond to malicious activity and make the cloud more trustworthy. Insider (registration required)
  • 2011: When cloud computing shook the data center

    Posted December 28, 2011 - 7:16 am

    In a year of surging private cloud activity and major build-outs in public cloud capacity, the cloud's promised simplification remains elusive
  • 12 IT outsourcing predictions for 2012

    Posted December 22, 2011 - 3:07 pm

    In 2011, the IT outsourcing industry was marked by smaller deals, leery customers, profit-squeezed IT service providers and a lot of cloud computing talk. Much of that could continue next year, but as our 12 predictions for 2012 indicate, you can expect some new IT outsourcing developments--maybe even a few firsts.
  • Top 10 small business tech predictions for 2012

    Posted December 22, 2011 - 8:44 am

    From more affordable virtualization to cloud everything to gigabit wireless to NAS appliances, small businesses have a lot to watch for in 2012. To help you plan for the year ahead, check our picks for top tech trends of 2012 -- all cast with the needs of small businesses in mind.
  • 10 biggest ERP software failures of 2011

    Posted December 20, 2011 - 10:43 am

    With the year drawing to a close, one thing seems abundantly clear: There are still an awful lot of ERP and other software projects running off the rails out there.
  • Special report: Introducing Windows Server 8

    Posted December 14, 2011 - 11:15 am

    Microsoft rolls out one of its most significant updates with the next version of Windows Server 8; find out what it means for your company
  • Follow the money -- Revlon's private cloud

    Posted December 12, 2011 - 6:24 pm

    Think of a brand such as Revlon and words such as ‘glamour’ and ‘excitement’ are far more likely to come to mind than terms such as virtual machines and private Cloud infrastructure.
  • The tech jobs hiring boom is real -- for these skills

    Posted December 12, 2011 - 7:16 am

    After some tough years for IT and tech pros, high demand for tech workers is here in some areas -- and is expected to continue
  • 10 most powerful cloud companies

    Posted December 8, 2011 - 3:15 pm

    Virtually every vendor has a cloud story to tell. But here are 10 companies that have distinguished themselves as the leaders in cloud computing.
  • 10 must-have tools for cloud power users

    Posted December 7, 2011 - 12:06 pm

    For many of us, the cloud has changed the way we work and play. Thanks to well-known services like Gmail, Dropbox, Facebook and Instapaper, practically our whole lives -- photos, documents, contacts and more -- are online. So isn't it time to take control?
  • Rumble in the cloud: 5 cloud storage services compared

    Posted December 1, 2011 - 8:00 am

    Clouds aren't just for IT departments looking to cut costs anymore. Today, free and low-cost cloud services are available for everyone. But which is right for you?
  • Parallels Desktop vs. Boot Camp: Which is best for running Windows on a Mac?

    Posted November 28, 2011 - 4:59 pm

    Parallels Desktop 7 promises Apple users the best Windows experience on the Mac through virtualization. But is it actually better than running Boot Camp? We put both solutions to the test.
  • Prudential Financial: 1,000 servers moved into a virtual environment

    Posted October 24, 2011 - 12:05 pm

    When Mary O'Malley became Prudential's environmental task force chairperson in 2007, she found that the company's IT department was already focused on being green.
  • Public cloud security remains MISSION IMPOSSIBLE

    Posted October 11, 2011 - 12:59 pm

    Someday, cloud security vendors and cloud services providers will convince enterprise IT that it's safe to move sensitive data and mission critical apps from the private cloud to the public cloud.
  • Cloud computing for consumers: The downsides

    Posted September 12, 2011 - 6:43 pm

    If you read much about tech, you've undoubtedly been told by some snarky writer that if you're not headed for the cloud, you're hopelessly unhip, behind the times, and probably overweight. You know -- the cloud, that repository of all things digital contained on giant servers owned by someone else out there in cyberspace.
  • Feds trek to the cloud

    Posted September 12, 2011 - 4:29 pm

    The government sector is on a fast march to the cloud, but Robert Rosen wants to pause for a breath.
  • Desktop virtualization users say the technology brings challenges

    Posted September 1, 2011 - 1:42 pm

    Sacking the old PC in favor of desktop virtualization is starting to grow and the information technology managers taking the lead on that trend offered some perspectives on the networking and security challenges it brings.
  • Is Office 365 right for your enterprise?

    Posted August 31, 2011 - 7:47 pm

    With Office 365, Microsoft has made a major upgrade to its cloud-based communication and collaboration suite, offering a Google Apps alternative that is stronger than its predecessor, the Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS).
  • In fortified data center, NYSE runs 'gated' trading cloud

    Posted August 31, 2011 - 6:34 pm

    Hurricane Irene mattered not to NYSE Euronext's large data center, which is built on land high enough to avoid 100-year floods and just about everything else.
  • Running Windows on a Mac (Part 1): Lion vs. Win7 performance shootout

    Posted August 31, 2011 - 3:26 pm

    Tempted by the beautiful Mac hardware? Need or want to run Windows? This 3-part series is your ultimate guide to running Windows on a Mac.
  • Avoid downtime with Storage vMotion

    Posted August 30, 2011 - 4:52 pm

    Storage vMotion is often derided as an unnecessary feature you'll never need -- don't believe that for a second
  • Free high availability: Create a XenServer virtualization cluster

    Posted August 29, 2011 - 1:12 pm

    With the free Citrix XenServer virtualization platform, it's easy to create a highly available virtual server cluster; here's how
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