Sun: Clever as a...
I spend an hour with EVP and manager of Sun's System's group, John Fowler yesterday. Surprisingly, the meeting came just a week before Sun announces its FYQ1 numbers.
802.11n Players Stress Different Emphases
If you review the quote and marketing material from different WLAN vendors over the last few months it's pretty clear that there are divergent views on what 802.11n is good for.
VMware reports solid numbers for 3Q07
Total consolidated revenues for the 3rd quarter were $358 million, up a striking 90% vs 3Q06. Anyone out there still think virtualization is a fad?
NAC Gets Knocked Around
"The vast majority of companies are deploying network access control (NAC) technology as a means of securing their endpoints -- but they aren't all happy about it," reads "Is NAC Dying?"
Viral Video of the Week: Wake Up Cat
This week, a funny little animation for all you feline lovers out there. Not being a cat owner, I have to ask -- does this thing tend to happen?...
BMC is Serious About BSM
Organizations also need to be wary of vendors that will use BSM as a strategy to kickoff costly services engagements where vendors seek to custom design BSM around a framework of products.
HP Beefs Up BSM
BSM is really all about integration. All the large vendors offer similar components that help IT managers examine the overall health of their business services across networks, servers and applications.
Is There a Future For Muni WiFi?
Any small or midsize business that needs Internet access and is sick of paying lots of money to get on the Web should be interested in the progress of various municipal WiFi projects around the country.
Disposing of data: Hammer vs Software
One of the most effective tools in preventing the data stored in depreciated systems from being stolen is probably in your shed or basement right now.
Leveraging Your Infrastructure
NAC deployments often require more integration than seen at first blush. Especially when the NAC products don???t meet with expectations.
Telecommuters Find A Home At Smaller Companies
Turns out that there's a lot of telecommuting going on in smaller companies -- and those folks are getting supported with the latest mobility technology, networking equipment, and software.
Brownout? What Brownout?
Perhaps the scariest thought for data center managers is the prospect of actually needing your generators.
Viral Video Of The Week: A Vision Of Students Today
2008 will be my 20-year high school reunion. My twins also will be turning 4, which means just another two years before they enter the first grade. While waxing nostalgic and at the same time pondering their future academic careers,...
Virtual I/O? Not A Bad Idea
Xsigo Systems has a novel approach to I/O hassles in virtualized server environments, and it seems to make a heck of a lot of sense.
Data Center On Wheels!
About a month ago, green computing vendor Rackable Systems announced ICE Cube. It's a data center in a tractor trailer, and it's pretty cool (pun intended)....
BMC's Big Push Into Service Automation
The value proposition with service automation will be to allow customers to manage their entire IT infrastructure, ranging from edge devices, the network, and servers, to the applications that provide the services demanded by the business.
Take A Cue From Uncle Sam
The Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 started the ball rolling in many ways for the government's internal policies on how it handles private data.
Can't Lose What You Don't Have
The "storage is cheap, log everything" mentality might be useful for some types of data, but make sure it's not being applied indiscriminately to all data flowing through your organization.
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