Why Big Companies Fail at Innovation
Charlotte Erdmann 5/9/2013 16 comments
De-Mail was supposed to drag administrative operations in Germany into the digital age. However, the project's been a fiasco. It's just one example of a project by a large company teetering on the brink.
Disaster Recovery Becoming a Service
Hailey Lynne McKeefry 5/6/2013 11 comments
In the wake of a hurricane or flood, many organizations are doomed. However, new service offerings may be an affordable way to keep things up and running in spite of a disaster.
Big-Data Directs Enterprise Security
Frank J. Ohlhorst 4/30/2013 17 comments
Big-data has become the buzzword around the enterprise, with many organizations leveraging analytics and business intelligence platforms to wring every bit of value out of their big-data sources. However, the value of big-data doesn’t end there.
Make the Cloud Work for You
Andrew S. Baker 4/26/2013 47 comments
Cloud computing brings some risks, but so does almost every business venture. Here's how to harness the power and flexibility of cloud computing and give your organization an advantage.
Raising the Bar in IT
Andrew S. Baker 4/17/2013 14 comments
Organizations are finally starting to leverage IT as a competitive advantage. This means that IT has to take things to another level of performance.
IT & Telecomm Finally Shake Hands
Hailey Lynne McKeefry 4/16/2013 31 comments
Despite rumors that it had already happened, IT and telecom have remained separate in many organizations. Now, however, these two very different providers are learning to work together.
NLRB Saying Nope to SNOPA
Howard M. Cohen 4/16/2013 14 comments
Legislation, case law, and experience will help us draw that line between the employee's rights to have a private, expressive personal life, and the corporation's right to protect its reputation and its brands.
Tweeting Yourself out of a Job
Howard M. Cohen 4/15/2013 35 comments
Unlike Las Vegas, what happens on Facebook and other social media channels rarely stays there. That reality can be at best an IT headache and at worst the death of a career.
5 Biggest Network Bottlenecks
Hailey Lynne McKeefry 4/11/2013 54 comments
Faster is better, especially when it comes to network performance. Knowing some common bottlenecks can help enterprise IT workers get the best speed from their networks.
Analytics Key Big-Data Driver
Hailey Lynne McKeefry 4/8/2013 27 comments
Analytics promises to transform data and let organizations use large stores of data effectively. Today, though, users likely don't have the expertise to use available tools.
SDN: Technology Still in Search of a Definition
Scott Ferguson 4/5/2013 13 comments
When it comes to software-defined networking, IT still has a lot of questions about what the technology and where the benefits are for the network. A recent survey shows that while network and IT admins are concerned about SDN, they are also intrigued.
All Hail, Almighty Amazon
Jim O'Reilly 4/1/2013 45 comments
Amazon, which has a whopping 70 percent of the public cloud market, is reportedly about to provide cloud capability to the CIA. Can this dominance be overturned?
Can SIEM Offer Better Network Security Protection?
Frank J. Ohlhorst 3/29/2013 13 comments
Network intrusions are on the rise and the sophistication of the attacks are increasing, shifting the advantage to intruders. Can enterprises effectively combat those intrusions with lessons learned from the past? The answer is yes, thanks to SIEM.
BYOD Security: Tips & Tricks for IT
Jeff Cogswell 3/28/2013 22 comments
When it comes to protecting employee-owned devices, there are many simple tricks and tips IT can use to make sure the corporate data is safe. Our blogger offers a few BYOD security pointers.
IT & Telecom Are About to Get Cozy
Scott Ferguson 3/27/2013 21 comments
Oracle announced another acquisition within the telecommunications space. The software giant agreed to buy Tekelec, a provider of network signaling, policy control, and subscriber management tools. The lines between telecom and IT are getting blurry.
Cloud-Based Security Heads to the Enterprise
Frank J. Ohlhorst 3/27/2013 20 comments
As cloud services further permeate the enterprise, security still fits into the realm of the unknown. Can enterprises venture into cloud-based security without traversing a Bermuda triangle of doubt?
Security Moves to the Executive Suite
Scott Ferguson 3/26/2013 20 comments
While security has been the traditional purview of the IT department, and perhaps the CIO, the full executive suite is now expected to have a better handle on the various threats that face a company. Otherwise, it could spell trouble.
Black swans can bring down an organization. Let's talk about how to spot them and what to do about them.
Internet video is great for Internet streaming but remains a problem for broadcasters. It's a dirt road compared to the open highway required for broadcast-quality video.
As much as people talk about generic infrastructure, the newest workloads can't all be supported by the same type of on-premises cloud.
For B2B vendors, negotiating solely with the client's CIO is a thing of the past. They now have contacts in other corporate departments with their own ideas about the hardware and software they need.
Solid state is here to say and getting more popular quickly. Vendors are in a race to see who can get leadership.