Forrester: Enterprises Should Consider Chromebooks
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 30, 2013
The stripped-down laptops aren't for everyone, but they could fill a niche.
Tags: Google, Cloud, laptop, Gmail, Enterprise, Forrester, Chromebook
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The first 100 entrants to complete the survey will be eligible to receive a $10 Starbucks Gift Card. Please read these Official Rules ("Rules") before entering the Sweepstakes.
Tags: Enterprise, QuinStreet, eWeek, ITBE, Baseline Consulting, CIO Insight, sweepstakes
HP Takes Business PCs in a New Direction
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 11, 2013
The company is counting on the demise of Windows XP to revitalize PC sales.
Tags: Microsoft, PC, Windows XP, HP, servers, Enterprise, All-In-One, consumerization of IT, BYOD
Microsoft Offers Sneak Peek of Windows 8.1
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 05, 2013
The company is touting the enterprise-friendliness of the OS update.
Tags: operating system, Microsoft, Enterprise, OS, update, Windows Blue, Windows 8.1
A New Realism Emerges as Enterprises Move to Cloud
By Jeffrey Kaplan | Article Published May 24, 2013
More companies are beginning to realize that moving to the cloud will require a multi-year plan and many changes to existing business processes.
Tags: cloud computing, SaaS, software as a service, Enterprise
Dell Buys Enterprise Cloud Vendor Enstratius
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 06, 2013
The PC maker is boosting its cloud computing management capabilities.
Tags: cloud computing, software, Dell, cloud management, Enterprise, merger and acquistion activity
Cisco, Microsoft Team Up on Data Center Offerings
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 12, 2013
Cisco products will support Microsoft's cloud and virtualization technologies.
Tags: cloud computing, Microsoft, virtualization, data center, Cisco, Hyper-V, Enterprise, UCS
Enterprise Linux Adoption Continues to Increase
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 28, 2013
Cloud computing and big data projects are spurring more organizations to use the open source operating system.
Tags: open source, Linux, cloud computing, servers, Enterprise, big data
Gartner Says 2013 Will Be the Year of Big Data
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 12, 2013
Approximately 42 percent of enterprises have either already implemented big data analytics or plan to do so this year.
Tags: Enterprise, Gartner, big data
IDC: Tech Spending Is Growing, PC Market Is Shrinking
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 05, 2013
The market research firm says enterprises will continue increasing their IT spending at the same rate, but the PC market will contract for the second year in a row.
Tags: PC sales, IDC, Enterprise, spending
Microsoft Updates Office 365
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 27, 2013
The software giant is rolling out a host of new options for its cloud-based office productivity suite.
Tags: cloud computing, Microsoft, software, SMB, SaaS, Enterprise, Office 365, Office productivity
Do You Really Need a SAN?
By Scott Alan Miller | Article Published February 27, 2013
SANs make sense in certain use cases, but many people have misconceptions about their benefits.
Tags: SAN, Storage area network, Enterprise, NAS, DAS, Storage
SAP Reports Strong Software Sales, But Profits Disappoint
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 15, 2013
The company's stock slid following the report.
Tags: Cloud, software, earnings, SAP, Enterprise, HANA, profits, quarterly financials
Google Apps Challenges Microsoft Office
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 26, 2012
Google's goal is to capture 90 percent of Microsoft's Office business.
Tags: Cloud, software, Google Apps, Microsoft Office, Enterprise, Office productivity
Google Play Offers Private Channels for Enterprises
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 06, 2012
Companies can now set up private Android app stores for use by their employees.
Tags: app store, Enterprise, Google Play
HP Launches New Enterprise Storage Products
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 05, 2012
The company claims the launch is its most important storage announcement ever.
Tags: HP, hardware, Enterprise, 3PAR, big data, Storage
Microsoft Quietly Increases Enterprise Application Fees
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 03, 2012
Price hikes for Exchange, Lync, Windows Server and Terminal Services went into effect Dec. 1.
Tags: Microsoft, applications, Enterprise, Exchange, Windows Server, terminal services, licensing, licenses, Lync
Survey Finds Enterprise IaaS Use Is Becoming Mainstream
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 01, 2012
A VMware report stated that 67 percent of enterprises are running "mission critical" workloads in the cloud.
Tags: cloud computing, survey, Enterprise, VMware, public cloud, IaaS
Beyond BYOD: How BYOD Acceptance Changes Organizations
By Jeff Vance | Article Published October 29, 2012
Accepting that employees will be using personal devices for work can help companies become more productive and successful.
Tags: mobile, IT management, Enterprise, BYOD, Security Compliance
EMC Earnings Fail to Meet Expectations
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 25, 2012
The storage vendor says enterprises have been cautious about spending.
Tags: EMC, earnings, Enterprise, Storage, quarterly financials
HP Service Anywhere Takes the IT Help Desk to the Cloud
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 22, 2012
The new offering makes IT service management software available on an SaaS basis.
Tags: cloud computing, SaaS, IT, HP, Enterprise, ITSM software, help desk
Gartner: Big Data Spending to Reach $28 Billion This Year
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 18, 2012
In 2013, Big Data could be a $34 billion industry.
Tags: software, Enterprise, Gartner, spending, big data
Box Announces New Features
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 10, 2012
The company says 92 percent of Fortune 500 companies now use Box's cloud file-sharing capabilities.
Tags: cloud computing, Enterprise, file sharing, box
HP Unveils ElitePad 900 Tablet
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 01, 2012
The company gets back into the business tablet game with a Windows 8 device designed for business users.
Tags: Windows 8, tablet, HP, Enterprise
Survey Exposes Enterprise Fears about Cloud Computing
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published September 28, 2012
Regulations, exit strategies and data privacy topped the list.
Tags: cloud computing, survey, Enterprise
Gartner Predicts Enterprises Won't Embrace Windows 8
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published September 27, 2012
The research firm calls Microsoft's new operating system a "big gamble."
Tags: operating system, Microsoft, Windows 8, Enterprise, Gartner
Google Debuts Google+ For Businesses
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 29, 2012
Organizations that use Google Apps can try the new social networking features for free through the end of 2013.
Tags: Google, social networking, Google Apps, Enterprise, businesses, google+
Who's Leading Mobile App Efforts? Not IT
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 27, 2012
A new survey found that business units are leading the drive to create mobile apps.
Tags: IT, survey, Enterprise, mobile app
Dell Names Ex-HP Exec to Head Enterprise Solutions Unit
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 22, 2012
Marius Haas will replace Brad Anderson.
Tags: Dell, HP, Enterprise, solutions
HP Takes $8 Billion Writedown on Services Arm
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 09, 2012
The company said the charge was necessary because of "the impairment of goodwill" in its enterprise services division.
Tags: services, HP, Enterprise
Lenovo, EMC Join Forces in Server Market
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 01, 2012
The partnership could help both companies gain ground against rivals like HP, IBM and Dell.
Tags: server, EMC, Lenovo, Enterprise, Storage
Survey: Outside the Office, Workers Turn to the Tablet Over the PC
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 31, 2012
Smartphones are the device of choice at business meetings and coffee shops.
Tags: software, smartphone, survey, Enterprise, tablets
Buyers of Latest iPad More Likely to Use It for Business
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 19, 2012
About a fifth of New iPad buyers plan to use the tablet for work.
Tags: iPad, Apple, survey, Enterprise
Cisco to Break the 1 Gigabit Barrier on Enterprise WiFi Networks
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 11, 2012
The networking vendor will launch an 802.11ac-based access point next year.
Tags: wireless, networking, Cisco, Enterprise, access point
Google+ Enterprise Version and Flipboard Integration on the Way
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 19, 2012
A Google exec promotes Google+ as a "virtual watercooler."
Tags: Google, API, Enterprise, google+
Microsoft Said to Hold Talks on Buying Yammer Social Site
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 14, 2012
Sources say Microsoft may pay more than $1 billion for the social networking service.
Tags: Microsoft, social networking, Enterprise, Yammer, merger and acquistion activity
Cisco: Enterprises Are Embracing BYOD
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 18, 2012
A survey finds that 95 percent of enterprises allow employee-owned devices in the workplace.
Tags: mobile, Cisco, Enterprise, BYOD
Gartner Says Half of Enterprises Are Wasting Money on Social Media
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 07, 2012
Analysts advise companies to tie their social media efforts to specific business goals.
Tags: social media, Enterprise
Dell Sees Brisk Sales of New Ultrabooks
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 02, 2012
The company says XPS 13 sales have "exceeded our expectations."
Tags: Dell, Enterprise, ultrabook
IBM Launches New Mobile Foundation Portfolio
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 01, 2012
The new mobile platform includes application development, integration, security and management software.
Tags: cloud computing, services, software, IBM, mobile, Enterprise
iPad Made Up 97 Percent of Enterprise Tablet Activations in Q1
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published April 27, 2012
Analysts expect Apple's tablet will continue to dominate--at least until Windows 8 tablets hit the market.
Tags: Android, iPad, Windows 8, tablet, Enterprise
Oracle to Issue 88 Security Patches on Tuesday
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published April 13, 2012
The huge release addresses vulnerabilities in many of the company's enterprise software products.
Tags: Oracle, security, software, Enterprise, vulnerability
Passwords are the Weakest Link in Enterprise IT Security: Study
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published March 14, 2012
Eighty percent of data breaches studied were linked to weak administrative login credentials.
Tags: security, Enterprise, study, Password Strength
Study: IT Skills Gap Caused by New Technology, Lack of Resources
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published March 13, 2012
Nearly 80 percent of enterprises say their IT staffers do not have the skills to handle the latest technology.
Tags: survey, Enterprise, IT skills
More Businesses Eyeing Tablets, Mostly iPads
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published March 13, 2012
Twenty-two percent of enterprises surveyed plan to buy tablets for employees this quarter.
Tags: iPad, Apple, survey, Enterprise
Dell: 'We're Not Really a PC Company Anymore'
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published February 28, 2012
Tags: PC, Dell, data center, Enterprise
Forrester: Microsoft Losing Ground to Apple in Enterprise
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published January 27, 2012
Apple is making inroads on the client side of enterprise computing, with one-in-five information workers now using one or more Apple products for work, says Forrester Analyst Frank Gillett.
Tags: Microsoft, Apple, Enterprise
Forrester: 1 in 5 Information Workers Tote Apple Products
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published January 27, 2012
The research also found that 46 percent of enterprises now give their employees Macs.
Tags: Apple, Enterprise
Enterprise Will Spend $19 Billion on Apple Hardware in 2012
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published January 09, 2012
By 2013, large organizations could spend up to $28 billion on iPads and Macs, says Forrester.
Tags: iPad, Apple, Mac, Enterprise
SSD Shipments Leap 66% in Q3, Revenue Doubles
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published December 14, 2011
Enterprise data centers spent twice as much on solid state drives this quarter as they did during the same quarter last year.
Tags: Enterprise, SSDs, Storage
Mac Making a Move in the Enterprise
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published November 21, 2011
An analyst says that Mac now has its highest market share ever.
Tags: Mac, Enterprise
Predictive Analytics Boost Enterprise Networks
By Drew Robb | Article Published December 16, 2010
Due to virtualization and cloud computing, predictive analytics is seeing an expanded role.
Tags: networks, predictive analytics, Enterprise, Web traffic, Data Analysis
Managing iPhone in the Enterprise
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 20, 2010
Despite Apple's historic lack of presence in the enterprise, the iPhone can be effectively managed.
Tags: iPhone, iphone apps, IT management, iPhone 4, Enterprise
How Does Social Media Affect the Enterprise?
By Sonny Discini | Article Published August 06, 2010
By combining all of a staff member's friends, colleagues and family members into one cohort, social networks create new challenges.
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, IT manager, social media, Enterprise
Controlling Workplace Facebook Access
By James Maguire | Article Published August 02, 2010
Controlling Workplace Facebook Access
Tags: Facebook, Enterprise
Ubuntu Romances the Enterprise
By Brian Proffitt | Article Published July 15, 2010
The open source vendor is pushing its server product into the enterprise using a free version as a hook.
Tags: open source, Ubuntu, open source tools, Enterprise, Ubuntu Server
Learning from Microsoft: Why Bill Gates Can Never Return
By Rob Enderle | Article Published July 14, 2010
Sometimes you have to realize that the adults wont come back and save you because it is up to you this time.
Tags: Windows, Microsoft, IT management, HP, Enterprise
Where's Microsoft's Enterprise iPad?
By Mike Elgan | Article Published July 07, 2010
The future of enterprise handheld computing is Microsoft's for the taking. If only they'll take it.
Tags: Microsoft, iPad apps, Apple iPad, iPad app, Enterprise
Could Virtualization Increase Costs?
By Charlie Schluting | Article Published May 12, 2010
Normally hailed as a cost reduction move, virtualization could actually boost datacenter expenses due to increased management costs.
Tags: virtualization, datacenters, virtual, Virtual Datacenter OS, Enterprise
Inside Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Kernel
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published May 06, 2010
Red Hat's kernel is a hybrid of best-of-breed technologies, it claims, yet this version remains consistent with previous Red Hat releases.
Tags: Linux, Red Hat, Enterprise, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, RHEL
iPad is Coming to Enterprises, Ready or Not
By Mike Elgan | Article Published March 31, 2010
A guide to using work-related software on the iPad, because you know youll be bringing your iPad to the office.
Tags: iPad, iPad apps, Microsoft Office, sofware, Enterprise
Microsoft CFO Says Product Blitz Heating Up
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published March 02, 2010
The company's new CFO takes an upbeat stance with financial analysts, citing a cornucopia of new and updated products coming down the pike, many of them targeted at enterprise IT shops.
Tags: Microsoft, IT manager, Office 2010, Windows 7, Enterprise
HP Releases Ultra-Thin Laptops for Business
By Christopher Saunders | Article Published March 02, 2010
Targeting enterprise and SMB laptop buyers, HP claims thin is in. A slender notebook for the road warrior without much space.
Tags: HP, Notebook, laptop, laptop review, Enterprise
Symantec Offers Subscription Security, Storage via Amazon EC2
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published December 15, 2009
Users can log on to Amazon EC2 and add the Symantec Endpoint Protection or Veritas Storage Foundation applications with a credit card.
Tags: Amazon EC2, security, Symantec, on-demand, Enterprise
Oracle-Sun Makes Progress with EU
By - Reuters | Article Published December 14, 2009
EU regulators signaled they could clear Oracle's $7 billion takeover of Sun after the U.S. software company vowed compliance.
Tags: Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, Enterprise, takeover, transaction
Virtualization Adoption Slips: More Gloom for IT?
By Jeff Vance | Article Published December 14, 2009
Finding the truth about adoption of virtualization in the enterprise and among SMBs requires looking beyond the numbers.
Tags: operating system, virtualization, virtual, Enterprise, workloads
Google Search Appliance Gets Real-Time With Tweets
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published December 11, 2009
Search giant turns on real-time search feature for enterprise and consumer searches.
Tags: Google, search, Twitter, Enterprise, enterprise search
Tech Comics: "Software Documentation?"
By Oliver Widder | Article Published December 11, 2009
When dealing with complex software, we naturally hope there's adequate documentation. Well....
Tags: Facebook, Microsoft, software, acquisition, Enterprise
Microsoft Buying Sentillion in Health Care Play
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published December 10, 2009
Acquisition aims to integrate Sentillion with Microsoft's Amalga health-care products.
Tags: Microsoft, software, management, Enterprise, healthcare
SAP Launches Sustainability Management App
By Larry Barrett | Article Published December 10, 2009
Software giant's new sustainability management application simplifies data collection and analysis to help companies meet environmental and social standards.
Tags: SAP, business intelligence, network, Enterprise, optimization
Better Wi-Fi Network Security: Advanced Techniques
By Eric Geier | Article Published December 09, 2009
If you're looking for a still more secure wireless network, here's a guide to enterprise-level protection.
Tags: security, wireless, network, Enterprise, wireless security
Has Microsoft Become Bipolar?
By Emery Fletcher | Article Published December 08, 2009
The internal struggle between the companys various elements produces some uneven results.
Tags: Microsoft, Windows 7, Ballmer, Enterprise, attitude
Oracle Refreshes Governance, Risk and Compliance Suite
By Larry Barrett | Article Published December 07, 2009
New applications let enterprise customers support multiple risk and compliance programs on the same platform.
Tags: Oracle, security, apps, compliance, Enterprise
Lower Enterprise Storage Costs: Open Source
By Paul Shread | Article Published December 07, 2009
Two data storage vendors are out with new products that they tout as offering significant cost savings over more traditional storage systems.
Tags: Linux, Enterprise, VMware, NAS, Storage