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Data centers and virtualization management guides for CIOs

Managing the various systems that make up the foundation of your IT organization can seem daunting. That's why we've created these CIO Briefings on maximizing your management muscle.

Managing the various systems that make up the foundation of your IT organization can seem a daunting task. That's why we've created these CIO Briefings on data centers and virtualization management. For information on other topics for CIOs and senior-level IT professionals, check out our CIO Briefings directory.

Cloud computing management

CIOs are drafting cloud computing management strategies, as their organizations look to the cloud for scalability, affordability and greater computing ability. Learn more in this guide.

Data center energy efficiency strategies

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, data centers will require almost twice as much power by 2011 if current trends continue. What changes can you and your organization make to try to avoid such an outcome? How can virtualization and green IT efforts help? Find out the answers to these and other pressing energy efficiency questions with this CIO Briefing.

Data center management

CIOs charged with creating an enterprise data center strategy are weighing strategic investments in colocation and the cloud. Learn more about data center options in the following guides.

Data center and desktop virtualization

Data center virtualization has become fairly widespread, but now focus is shifting to the desktop. Desktop virtualization claims to bring users access to corporate data securely and efficiently. In addition to general data center and virtualization trends, execution strategies and tools and technologies, this guide will address decision criteria for extending virtualization to the desktop; hardware and software options; best practices in deployment; cost analysis and network considerations.

Data lifecycle management tips for CIOs

Data lifecycle management is a policy-based approach to managing the flow of an information system's data throughout its lifecycle: from creation and initial storage to the time when it becomes obsolete and is deleted. This CIO Briefing provides case studies, news articles and trend pieces related to the strategies, execution and tools and technologies of data lifecycle management.

Data management

Does your organization have a reliable enterprise data management strategy? Learn about storage options, enterprise application architecture and why paranoia is a good thing.

Data storage for CIOs

Data storage, whether on or offsite, is one of the trickiest, yet most important jobs CIOs face. And it's a complex job, at that. There's email storage, backup plans and more. This CIO Briefing gathers our top data storage resources.

Infrastructure planning

Get resources and advice needed to build, upgrade and/or consolidate the various components of your enterprise infrastructure.

IT trends

IT trends in 2010 included advances in cloud computing, business intelligence, and other applications and services, and in the data center. Read more on IT innovation in this guide.

Mobile device management

There's a reasonable chance that you're reading this via a device other than a desktop computer. That's because more and more of us are leaving the constraints of the office behind and embracing mobile technologies to stay connected. While a boon for workers, CIOs have the heady task of managing all these devices -- laptops, smartphones, personal digital assistants, etc. That's no easy task, but help is available. This CIO Briefing covers mobile technology deployment and management issues, as well as the all-important security concerns posed by mobile devices.

Server and storage virtualization for CIOs

Virtualization can be a confusing topic, even for the most seasoned CIO. Check out these resources on server, storage, network and application virtualization.

VoIP services for CIOs

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is gaining traction in the enterprise, as more and more companies turn to the Internet for their phone services. In this CIO Briefing, learn more about the costs, benefits, risks and conversion issues of moving to a VoIP system and determine if it's the solution for you.

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