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  • October 30, 2006 30 Oct'06

    Microsoft virtualization license plan met with cautious optimism

    Unlimited virtualization licenses with Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition could save money. But users worry that the new licensing scheme is too good to be true.

  • October 30, 2006 30 Oct'06

    Microsoft virtualization license plan has users hopeful

    Unlimited virtualization licenses with Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition could save money. But users worry that the new licensing scheme is too good to be true.

  • October 25, 2006 25 Oct'06

    IT perplexed by password-protection challenges

    Despite using a plethora of preventive measures, IT managers can't seem to stop users from recording their passwords on Post-It Notes or in their PDAs. Experts say it's like locking your front door and sticking the key to the doorbell.

  • October 18, 2006 18 Oct'06

    E-waste legislation to keep hardware costs lower

    A congressional group studying e-waste could recommend national legislation that vendors say would cost data center managers little to nothing compared to state and local laws.

  • October 12, 2006 12 Oct'06

    Midmarket pros have NAC for identity, access management

    Midmarket firms may not have the budgets of large companies, but IT pros can build identity and access management programs that are as effective as what the big guys have.

  • October 11, 2006 11 Oct'06

    IBM rolls out services to fix power waste in data centers

    IBM is launching a series of services to evaluate data-center power and cooling costs, and cut them by reducing waste. The services are available independent of other IBM contracts, and the company intends to recruit "select" resellers.

  • October 10, 2006 10 Oct'06

    IM, blogs next target for litigation

    In litigation, email is still the No. 1 target of subpoenas for electronic records. But IMs and blogs are easily targeted, too, and need attention.

  • October 06, 2006 06 Oct'06

    Unified messaging: A beneficial part of any DR plan

    Many companies are implementing unified messaging solutions as part of their disaster recovery plans. Experts agree that a consolidated messaging environment can dramatically improve the rebuilding process after a disaster.

  • October 06, 2006 06 Oct'06

    The price of offshore attrition

    CIOs need to get creative to ensure quality from offshore providers wrestling with job turnover. Experts offer four tips for how CIOs can successfully work with offshore vendors and still protect their critical assets.

  • October 05, 2006 05 Oct'06

    Company moves from J.D. Edwards in-house support to third party

    Koontz-Wagner chose TomorrowNow as a third-party support vendor on its J.D. Edwards software running on its iSeries, saving more than 50% off in-house support.

  • October 03, 2006 03 Oct'06

    IT must keep watchful eye on growing Software as a Service

    With Software as a Service on the rise, IT administrators have to know which applications will be entering their lines of business.

  • September 28, 2006 28 Sep'06

    Lack of virtualization know-how resulting in failed projects

    Implementing virtualization technology can be costly and painful -- even more so if your IT staff can't grasp the skills necessary to deploy and manage it.

  • September 27, 2006 27 Sep'06

    Cisco bulks up data center switching line

    Cisco made significant announcements in its data center switching line: an 8-port, 10 GigE module; a blade switch for Fujitsu Siemens; and a Web-based script-sharing community.

  • September 21, 2006 21 Sep'06

    AMD chips chip away at virtualization I/O, performance barriers

    Hardware virtualization can put IT managers on the fast track to beating the I/O and performance barriers that have limited the reach of server virtualization. In this interview, AMD execs discuss these problems and how Opteron's AMD-V technologies ...

  • September 20, 2006 20 Sep'06

    CIO advice: It's OK to fail

    Many CIOs don't take risks because they're afraid of failure. Failure is good, says one CIO. Without failure, you can't innovate.

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