Enterprise systems management

  • August 09, 2006 09 Aug'06

    Microsoft makes VM Manager beta available

    Microsoft's foray into virtual machine management came closer to reality today with the release of the first beta for its Virtual Machine Manager.

  • August 08, 2006 08 Aug'06

    Virtualization helps IT pros ease patching pain

    IT managers are learning that using desktop virtualization software to patch their enterprise desktops has the potential to save time, money and energy.

  • August 03, 2006 03 Aug'06

    Image-based spam scams on the rise

    By using images instead of text, spammers are invading your inbox with a lot more than offensive language. Not only are the emails vulgar and invasive, but they're also creating huge storage and bandwidth problems.

  • August 01, 2006 01 Aug'06

    Virtualization eases health care company's server sprawl

    Server consolidation and time savings are the two big benefits of virtualization, according to one healthcare company.

  • August 01, 2006 01 Aug'06

    IBM expands its line of AMD-powered blade servers

    IBM announced five new servers powered by AMD's Opteron processors. Big Blue promises the technology will satisfy two of the data center's greatest needs: More computing power and less energy consumption.

  • August 01, 2006 01 Aug'06

    'No wireless' mandate enforced at Blue Cross

    Blue Cross of Idaho had a "no wireless" policy on paper but never really enforced it -- until a team of auditors said the company had better do something.

  • July 28, 2006 28 Jul'06

    Consider patch release schedule when looking at Linux

    As Linux grows, choosing a version that fixes flaws quickly is critical. However, as Edmund X. DeJesus learned, some Linux distributions publish security fixes faster than others.

  • July 28, 2006 28 Jul'06

    CMDB, ITIL: Keeping track of IT assets

    Too many companies today don't have an accurate IT asset management system, and therefore are underutilizing systems and being unproductive. A CMDB framework, used in support with an ITIL project, can provide databases and analysis tools to help IT ...

  • July 27, 2006 27 Jul'06

    Data centers more affordable in midcontinent, study finds

    A Princeton, N.J.-based site selection firm recently published a study of 35 top data center locations, ranking the cities by estimated annual operating costs.

  • July 26, 2006 26 Jul'06

    Hosted data centers have benefits, but pitfalls, too

    The hosted data center is an appealing alternative to building new. But experts warn you can't just hand over the reins and walk away: It requires hands-on management.

  • July 26, 2006 26 Jul'06

    Microsoft readies management bundle for midsized users

    System Center Essentials 2007 is a Windows manageability package set for public beta this fall. The features are targeted at midsized companies, but how about the price?

  • July 25, 2006 25 Jul'06

    Data centers get a handle on e-waste

    Data center managers must find a way to dump leftover electronic waste or e-waste, and many are turning to third-party waste management firms to do the dirty work for them.

  • July 19, 2006 19 Jul'06

    Web applications caught in a storm of attacks, study finds

    A new survey shows not only how attackers are pummeling Web applications using bots, Google and other tools, but also why targeted attacks are getting tougher to trace.

  • July 18, 2006 18 Jul'06

    House passes data center efficiency bill

    The hot issue of power consumption in the data center has now reached the federal government, as the House of Representatives passed a bill yesterday, nearly unanimously, that would have the EPA study the issue.

  • July 18, 2006 18 Jul'06

    Microsoft targets enterprise with branch office software bundle

    Microsoft is readying another branch office software bundle, this time for the enterprise branches. The SKU offers full-strength Windows Server 2003 R2.