June 20, 2013 12:47 PM
Startup Cumulus Networks launches a Linux-based network operating system designed for low-cost hardware that puts programmability first.
December 13, 2012 14:09 PM
Intel's Atom S1200 chips are built with low-power servers in mind; they draw just 6 to 9 watts. The chips also demonstrate Intel's commitment to a market it once thought was not worth pursuing.
November 20, 2012 15:30 PM
ARM's stellar performance provides a hint at what Intel must do in the next decade to stay ahead in the chip business.
August 20, 2012 12:31 PM
For the duration of its existence, Cisco has been all about selling hardware and adding software that can run on only its hardware. It's time for a change of attitude.
January 03, 2012 15:30 PM
When an InformationWeek Research trending survey shows a 10% or 20% year-over-year shift (or more), I take notice. I do the same when a much-hyped tech barely manages to squeak up five points in 12 or 18 months. So if you're tired of end-of-year punditry backed up by nothing but speculation, take a look at these enterprise IT trends--and the hard data behind them from our research.
February 02, 2010 15:13 PM
We're just now beginning to sort through the data from our annual salary survey, which drew more than 20,000 respondents. You'll find a preview of responses from some 850 information security professionals. Our annual salary survey indicates that security pros aren't getting a sufficient sense that their work and expertise are valued.
January 13, 2010 12:00 PM
What's more fun than being called out to a public debate? My colleague Bob Evans and I often see the challenges faced by IT organizations very differently. Bob's a visionary who has spent nearly three decades watching the evolution of IT and imagining how it could be done better, and I respect that. I spent the first 15 years of my professional career in IT, and tend to take a more conservative view on how IT should evolve, and he seems to respect that. Yet I wasn't surprised when Bob asked if he could quote my concerns about the cloud computing phenomenon in his recent column on the subject, where he made some astute counterpoints but also included this line: "The status quo that Art would have those executives cling to for at least a while longer is simply not up to the task." Now there's a public glove to the face if ever I've had one!
November 16, 2009 12:28 PM
Few things make a CIO's eyes glaze over like the mere mention of SQL injections. Unless they cut their teeth in security or SQL programming, chances are that the folks who control the purse strings don't understand these increasingly common attacks. That's a real issue because you're probably making decisions that could exacerbate the problem.
October 26, 2009 10:11 AM
Data center virtualization cries out for new servers and networking. Cisco overengineered its first offerings; round two is looking better.
October 08, 2009 12:41 PM
I started my career in government, running the IT operations of a college within a large state-funded university. While that's a far cry from the scale of federal agencies, I don't think the mind-set necessarily is. First rule of government: If you don't spend your budget, it'll be given to someone who will. We did our best to make great and clever use of the funds we had for the benefit of students, faculty, researchers, and staff, but I understood that a dollar saved was never going to trickle back to the taxpayers. Never.
January 11, 2008 22:48 PM
Last week I blogged about conflicting reports on new plans laid out by Cisco's new Green Guru, Paul Marcoux. I had a chance to catch up with Paul this morning -- here's what I learned....
December 27, 2007 21:26 PM
Maybe it's all in the interview. Cisco Systems recently hired green guru Paul Marcoux from APC. As is typical for a hire like this, which is as much for public relations as anything, Marcoux set out for a round of...
December 10, 2007 21:10 PM
The real battle (the place where vendors will make money, and you'll spend it) will be for management, including security.
November 06, 2007 14:50 PM
This is what happens when Internet engineers have too much time on their hands.
November 06, 2007 01:14 AM
Dell's purchase of EqualLogic fits well both in Dell's grand vision for the Data Center as well as in its product design philosophy. But what about EMC?
October 31, 2007 15:10 PM
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.
October 19, 2007 23:13 PM
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.
October 19, 2007 02:31 AM
Colocation and hosting facilities have a load of uses -- one in particular is disaster recovery.
October 17, 2007 23:04 PM
Perhaps the scariest thought for data center managers is the prospect of actually needing your generators.
October 17, 2007 15:55 PM
For businesses that rely heavily on Microsoft back office products, DPM 2007 has a lot going for it.