IT Vendor Selection and Management

  • August 16, 2006 16 Aug'06

    Tool offers corporate laptop users a wireless security boost

    Most companies do a pretty good job with wireless security within the office walls, but what happens when end users take their laptops home -- or to Starbucks?

  • August 16, 2006 16 Aug'06

    VM sprawl has VMware users worried

    Server virtualization makes it easy as pie to deploy a new system -- maybe a little bit too easy, say industry observers.

  • 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 04, 2006 04 Aug'06

    HP-Mercury deal will sweeten systems management

    Although the short-term impact of HP's recent acquisition of Mercury is uncertain, some analysts say that users will in the long term have a more robust management system.

  • August 04, 2006 04 Aug'06

    Wireless cards make notebooks easy targets

    Experts say flawed wireless cards are an industry-wide notebook security problem, thanks to weak device drivers and vendors who ship products without proper testing.

  • August 03, 2006 03 Aug'06

    Image-based spam 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

    Open source software lures cost-conscious CIOs

    Can't foot the bill for high-end enterprise software? Some midmarket CIOs are turning to emerging commercial open source vendors. They've got the goods, they're eager for your business and the price is right. But there are some risks, so go in with ...

  • July 20, 2006 20 Jul'06

    CIOs should seek more from Web vendors, say experts

    As more small businesses move to a crowded and complicated Internet, they will need to find vendors that can offer more than Web hosting and design services.

  • July 12, 2006 12 Jul'06

    Too many CIOs fail to ride the Web 2.0 technologies wave

    It's more than just widgets. CIOs are now looking beyond the Web 2.0 hype and using the technology to reshape their companies.

  • June 08, 2006 08 Jun'06

    Playing hardball with your vendor

    As the economy picks up, vendors are becoming more brazen, changing terms and using contract loopholes to walk away from small deals to land the big fish. An IT attorney gives midmarket CIOs a primer on how to level the playing field at the ...

  • May 31, 2006 31 May'06

    Microsoft ups processing power with Windows Server pack

    Microsoft's Scalable Processing Pack, released at WinHEC last week, offloads some server processing onto an adapter. It's one way to get more power out of Windows Server 2003.Microsoft's Scalable Processing Pack, released at WinHEC last week, ...

  • May 30, 2006 30 May'06

    Data delight: A 'set and forget' solution for classifying data?

    Following a time-honored principle in computer science, a storage startup has put intelligence into the physical device and introduced what one analyst says could be a game-changing event in how you manage data.

  • May 24, 2006 24 May'06

    Clustered storage wins mainstream fans

    Isilon wins California's county of San Bernardino as a customer, a change of pace from its early adopters. Analysts say it's the first sign of clustered NAS entering the mainstream.

  • April 27, 2006 27 Apr'06

    CIOs to Sun: Give us business solutions

    IT experts have words of wisdom for Sun as the company begins a new era in management.

  • April 18, 2006 18 Apr'06

    Outsourcing on verge of cultural evolution

    A growing number of CIOs are placing a higher importance on cultural fit when exploring offshore outsourcing possibilities. But some experts warn far too many still focus on only short-term cost savings.