There's often a big gap between expectations and reality when it comes to large-scale IT projects. By not taking the possibility of unexpected events into planning, IT managers risk projects spinning out of control. Worse, as the network becomes increasingly complex, the possibility of budget overruns and expanding project scope will only get more common.
At the IBM PartnerWorld Conference, IBM put forward a new strategy for expanding its sales markets. Marc Hennessey, who manages IBM's business partners, reported that IBM partners had seen business expand significantly. This was especially the case among those offering solutions based on cloud or managed services. In data storage and data mining alone, ...
The SSD and flash space has suffered from FUD issues regarding wearout and exceeding interface bandwidth needs. Two product announcements address these issues and indicate that flash vendors are listening and intend to meet enterprise expectations.
Passwords are dead, and all that's left is the funeral. That was the premise of a talk I heard last week by Michael Barrett, chief information security officer (CISO) for Paypal, at the Interop network convention in Las Vegas,.
In the corporate infrastructure, the role of IT managers has shifted over time and will continue to evolve. Now, technology infrastructure may be the best way to drive innovation in the organization -- so IT and business leads need to work together.
Big companies have big ideas -- and think they could do anything themselves. Smart enterprises, though, have something to learn by looking at one of these big enterprise flops to ensure that technology initiatives stay on the straight and narrow.
Mobile devices are being tied into enterprise networks at an alarming rate, thanks to BYOD initiatives, the extensive availability of tablet-based systems and inexpensive notebook computers, and the adoption of mobile broadband services.