Enterprise systems management

  • December 21, 2006 21 Dec'06

    Geezers revolt: Age discrimination tops the best CIO stories of 2006

    Of the many issues we followed this year, age discrimination hit home hardest with our CIO readers. But other stories struck a nerve, too. Revisit the issues that mattered most to you in our 2006 collection of best CIO stories.

  • December 20, 2006 20 Dec'06

    You can't pretext an exploding laptop: 2006 winners and losers

    They were the biggest losers -- and the biggest winners. From exploding laptops to a 29-year-old media millionaire, 2006 saw players either rising from the ashes, or falling from grace. Senior writer Linda Tucci picks her favorites of 2006.

  • December 19, 2006 19 Dec'06

    CIOs, facilities managers key partners in 2007

    Getting to know the crew in your facilities department could be the best move you make in 2007.

  • December 13, 2006 13 Dec'06

    Reports of Vista's security weakness 'overblown'

    Sophos says its report that three of last month's top 10 malware attacks could have penetrated Microsoft Vista wasn't meant to degrade the operating system, but rather to shed light on the fact that no matter how secure an OS is, it still needs help...

  • December 07, 2006 07 Dec'06

    Reporter's Notebook: Heard any good jokes lately?

    Hey, did you hear the one about the very serious Gartner analyst with a seriously funny punch line? A collection of quips, tips and snafus from last week's Gartner conference.

  • December 06, 2006 06 Dec'06

    Nationwide Insurance swaps servers for virtualized mainframes

    By virtualizing hundreds of servers on a pair of IBM mainframes, a national insurance company saved millions of dollars and halted server sprawl.

  • November 30, 2006 30 Nov'06

    Power outage brightens Las Vegas utility's outlook on virtualization

    It took a three-day power outage to prove to employees at the Las Vegas Valley Water District that their network administrators were right to install virtualized servers. Now, virtualization is an integral part of the utility's DR plan.

  • November 28, 2006 28 Nov'06

    EAI software helps grocer streamline business processes, save money

    Tibco's EAI software helped a 125-year-old wholesale grocer give its legacy COBOL mainframe applications a new lease on life, saving the grocer money in the process. CIO Zeke Duge is reaping the benefits.

  • November 21, 2006 21 Nov'06

    A 13-hour power outage puts disaster recovery plan to the test

    When a blown electrical transformer left his data center in the dark and 30% of his company's employees cut off from their offices, CIO Richard Ridolfo put his new disaster recovery plan to the test.

  • November 21, 2006 21 Nov'06

    Virtualization: SMBs go all the way

    Research shows larger companies are more willing to experiment with virtualization. But smaller companies, if they give it a chance, are more likely to take full advantage of it. Once SMBs give in, they go all the way.

  • November 09, 2006 09 Nov'06

    Dell rolls out servers with quad-core chips

    Dell has released a line of servers with Intel's new quad-core Xeon chip.

  • November 08, 2006 08 Nov'06

    Server energy efficiency standard completed

    The EPA and industry leaders finished a server energy efficiency standard that would allow end users to compare energy usage for 1U and 2U rack servers.

  • November 07, 2006 07 Nov'06

    Eclipse platform emerges as a major SOA player

    Eclipse and SOA have emerged in this decade. As Eclipse marks the fifth anniversary of its first open source download, it also looks forward to a major SOA tool release.

  • November 01, 2006 01 Nov'06

    Storage users foresee power crunch

    Electricity costs are driving EMC and HDS users to nudge their suppliers for heat meters and other diagnostics tools to measure the power consumption of storage arrays.

  • October 31, 2006 31 Oct'06

    French firm to buy APC for $6.1 billion

    American Power Conversion, a data center power supply company is being bought by French electric equipment maker Schneider Electric. Schneider plans to merge its offerings with APC's line, which could affect the products that data center managers ...