Why I'm Burning My Business Cards
By Mike Elgan | Article Published March 13, 2013
The practice of transferring professional data on a tree-based storage medium predates the telegraph. Just say no – and take a look at some alternatives.
Tags: IT, networking
RSA: Games Make Us Smarter
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published March 01, 2013
If you want to get ahead in IT and life, playing games might be the key.
Tags: IT, gaming
Survey: IT Pros Want Cloudier Colo Services
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published February 15, 2013
A new report from Internap reveals that the cloud is influencing what IT managers expect from their colocation services providers.
Tags: IT, cloud computing, colocation
The Biggest Enterprise IT Announcements at CES
By Rob Enderle | Article Published January 10, 2013
Smart IT managers will be paying attention to the heftier tablets, graphics servers, table PCs and in-car DVRs on display at CES.
Tags: Panasonic, CES, nVidia, Lenovo, tablet, graphics, server, Microsoft, IT, enteprise, table PCs, Consumer Electronics Show, Surface
IBM: The Future of IT is Smell, Taste, Touch, Sound and Sight
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published December 17, 2012
IBM's Five in Five predicts a future of cognitive computing. But will it replace the need for human thinkers?
Tags: IT management, IT, IBM
IT Outsourcing Drops to 9-Year Low
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 14, 2012
Research firm Ovum says a weak economy caused the decrease in IT services contracts.
Tags: services, IT, outsourcing, research
Is IT Falling Short of Business Expectations?
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published December 10, 2012
New research reveals some surprising attitudes about the role that IT actually plays in modern enterprise.
Tags: IT, IT business alignment
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, HP, ITSM software, Enterprise, help desk, SaaS, IT
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: mobile app, survey, IT, Enterprise
IT's Olympic Challenge: Live Streaming Employees
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 27, 2012
Employees watching the games during working hours could pose headaches for IT managers and administrators.
Tags: networks, bandwidth, Olympics, streaming, IT, mobile
Global IT Spending Set to Grow 3 Percent in 2012
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published July 09, 2012
An expected $3.6 trillion will be spent on IT this year, with a higher amount forecast for 2013.
Tags: SaaS, enterprise software, cloud computing, IT, public cloud
Microsoft's Upgrade Avalanche a Challenge for IT Pros
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 25, 2012
The software maker is in the middle of upgrading many of its most popular applications for enterprise users.
Tags: enterprise applications, software, upgrade, Microsoft, IT
IT Administrators Experience High Stress Levels
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published April 20, 2012
A survey finds that 67 percent of IT admins have considered changing jobs because of stress.
Tags: IT, survey, Stress
BMC's Cloud Boot Camp: Protecting IT and Assuring Cloud Projects
By Rob Enderle | Article Published February 23, 2012
Getting IT and users to speak to one another is essential to the success of a project.
Tags: cloud computing, IT, BMC
Database Administrators: Boost Your Productivity
By Lockwood Lyon | Article Published November 28, 2011
With tighter budgets and heavier workloads, the life of a database administrator is full of challenges. Here are some suggestions to do more in less time.
Tags: IT, database, DBA, Storage
Outsourcing Flattens as IT Economy Levels Out
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published October 03, 2011
After two years of modest growth, outsourcing IT functions remained flat in 2011, a new study finds.
Tags: IT Jobs/Salary, outsourcing, IT
9 IT Technologies that Drive Product Development
By Larry Marion | Article Published March 16, 2011
A survey of managers finds that companies working to improve their product development need these IT tools.
Tags: Enterprise IT, IT, software, IT managers, IT infrastructure
Mobile App Growth Challenges IT Managers in 2011: Survey
By David Needle | Article Published January 14, 2011
Security concerns and the proliferation of mobile operating systems pose a looming challenge.
Tags: Sybase, mobile security, IT, IT managers, mobile apps
Survey: Cloud Computing Still in Infancy
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published December 09, 2010
A vendor sponsored study indicates that the move toward cloud computing may be not as advanced as it sometimes appears.
Tags: cloud computing, Cloud Migration, Cisco Systems, IT, virtualization cloud
HP Launches "Instant-On Enterprise": Devil's in the Details
By Rob Enderle | Article Published November 02, 2010
In a sign of the times, HPs strategy addresses ITs need to both maintain legacy hardware-software and leverage opportunities from Cloud Computing.
Tags: HP, IT, cloud computing, Enterprise IT, Cloud
Budgets Inch Up as IT Copes with Emerging Trends
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published October 20, 2010
Cloud computing, social networking, and context aware technologies are all areas that research giant Gartner predicts will impact IT decisions.
Tags: IT, spending, IT budgets, budgets, IT Jobs/Salary
Obama Looks to STEM Education to Drive IT, Economy
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published October 18, 2010
President announces projects to boost education in fields that support the tech sector, citing global competitive threats in remarks following the White House science fair.
Tags: IT career, H1-B, IT budget, outsource, IT
At DEMO, Startups Ready to Take on the Big IT Players
By David Needle | Article Published September 15, 2010
Can startup companies provide better security and email services than established, multibillion-dollar players? New services debuting at the DEMO conference make some pretty bold claims.
Tags: security, start-up, Demo, Email management, IT
IT Holding Back on Virtualizing Business-Critical Apps
By David Needle | Article Published September 03, 2010
Performance issues edged security concerns, in a survey of VMworld attendees, as the primary reason for not virtualizing more key enterprise applications.
Tags: virtualization cloud, IT, virtualization, Virtualization Management, Email management
Intel Invests Heavily in Virtualization
By David Needle | Article Published September 03, 2010
Attempting to constrain its titanic infrastructure costs, the tech titan has put its chips on virtualization.
Tags: Intel, Virtual Cloud Management, IT, virtualization, data center virtualization
VMware's Maritz: IT as a Service
By David Needle | Article Published September 01, 2010
Virtualization giant VMware is focusing on data center automation and what it calls IT as a Service.
Tags: virtualization, VMware, virtualization cloud, IT, Virtualization Management
White House Embarks on $30B Federal IT Overhaul
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published August 23, 2010
As it continues its efforts to modernize government IT, the White House has identified 26 high-priority projects with a total life-cycle cost of more than $30 billion that are in dire need of an overhaul.
Tags: government market, government IT, IT, IT budget, IT business alignment
Three Stages of eDiscovery
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 17, 2010
eDiscovery should matter to IT, and it seems that indeed it does, despite earlier indications.
Tags: eDiscovery, IT business alignment, IT asset management, IT
IT Vendors Disagree on Paying for Security Holes
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published August 03, 2010
Should vendors pay security researchers for vulnerabilities? Microsoft doesn't think so, but Mozilla, HP and Cisco do.
Tags: IT, Security fix, security patch, IT manager, security
Top 8 Funny IT Helpdesk Requests
By SysAid Technologies | Article Published August 03, 2010
It appears that not everyone with a PC understands how to turn their machine on and off.
Tags: IT certification, help desk, IT, IT salary, IT Jobs/Salary
IBM Tops 2Q Profit Targets, Points to Signs of IT Recovery
By Larry Barrett | Article Published July 19, 2010
Big Blue managed to rake in another $3.4 billion in profits last quarter, thanks to strong demand for software, services and new hardware products.
Tags: IT, hardware, software, earnings, IBM
Does IT Need Independent Backup for Google Apps?
By David Needle | Article Published July 15, 2010
New Backify service gives IT, particularly in small to midsize businesses, an option for making sure cloud-based data in Google Apps and social media services are not lost.
Tags: IT, Google Apps, backup, data storage, IT manager
Does YouTube's Gain Equal More IT Pain?
By David Needle | Article Published July 09, 2010
The popular video service introduces new features intended to keep users on the site longer. Consumers may like it, but will office productivity take a hit?
Tags: YouTube, IT management, networking, Network Management & Monitoring, IT
The Windows 7 Wave Is On Its Way
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published May 25, 2010
Research firm Forrester studied 90,000 corporate PCs and found Windows 7 has already outstripped its predecessor, Windows Vista, taking only six months to penetrate as deeply as Vista did in a year.
Tags: IT manager, IT, Microsoft, Windows 7, Windows
Business Intelligence Software: 10 Common Mistakes
By Larry Marion | Article Published May 14, 2010
Business intelligence software can add to your companys bottom line if you avoid these BI common mistakes.
Tags: management, business intelligence, marketing, IT
Is IT Suffering from Too Much Specialization?
By Charlie Schluting | Article Published April 09, 2010
Look, for instance, at the Sysadmin of years past, whose job is now divided among a fragmented array of application, storage, networking, and server specialists.
Tags: IT management, application management, Sysadmins, networking, IT
Microsoft Debuts Online Suite for Federal IT
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published February 24, 2010
The company promises security and identity updates to its Business Productivity Online Suite to make it more desirable for government agencies to deploy Microsoft applications in the cloud.
Tags: BPOS, Microsoft, IT, Azure, cloud computing
Obama Looks to Close IT Gap With Private Sector
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published January 15, 2010
Government officials and corporate chieftains discussed plans to fundamentally overhaul the federal IT apparatus to improve efficiency and better serve the public.
Tags: IT, Project management, e-gov, e-government, software
Cisco: Social Networks Need IT Oversight
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published January 13, 2010
New Cisco-sponsored study concludes that more IT control is needed for social media use in the enterprise.
Tags: Social Networking Tools, Cisco, IT, Facebook, Twitter
CES and the Death of the PC
By Rob Enderle | Article Published January 12, 2010
The recent Consumer Electronics Show heralded the end of an era, as a profusion of handhelds Smartphones to Slates pushed bulky PCs from dominance.
Tags: PC, IT, CES 2010, handheld, mainframe
Has Cloud Computing Jumped the Shark?
By James Maguire | Article Published January 04, 2010
Has Cloud Computing Jumped the Shark?
Tags: IT, cloud computing, tom bittman, riverbed technologies, barron's, Oracle, Gartner
IT Hiring Managers: Four Key Trends
By Dave Willmer | Article Published December 07, 2009
As the IT job market starts to see small rays of sunshine, IT hiring managers need to be aware of these important trends.
Tags: job, IT Jobs/Salary, IT
How to Survive in IT (the soft evil skills)
By Steve Andriole | Article Published December 07, 2009
Its important to have good technical skills, but a variety of soft skills are also essential for success in IT.
Tags: consultants, IT management, IT, business, executives
The Greatest Geek Gadget Guide Ever
By Mike Elgan | Article Published December 02, 2009
To please the true gadget lover, the geeky gift must be unnecessary, uncommon and personally challenging. Extra points if its Japanese.
Tags: Gadgets, search, security, technology, IT
7 Ways to Make Tech Support Calls Less Painful
By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes | Article Published December 02, 2009
There are ways to work more effectively with any tech support agent or escalate your call to a higher-level agent.
Tags: IT, Tech Support, support, software, Service Pack
Practical Techniques for Training Adults
By Rob England | Article Published November 25, 2009
In this final article on IT training, Rob England gets down to some nitty-gritty tips and techniques to use in the classroom.
Tags: IT career, training, tips, education, IT
Saving Money with Solid State Drives
By Drew Robb | Article Published November 24, 2009
SSDs may cost a fortune, but used properly, they can actually save money in enterprise storage arrays.
Tags: Enterprise, data, Storage, IT
Nokia: Businesses Interested in Netbook
By - Reuters | Article Published November 19, 2009
Nokia launched its netbook with the consumer market in mind, yet now sees major corporate interest.
Tags: Nokia, media, netbooks, IT, consumer
Microsoft Axes 800 Staffers, Finishes Layoffs
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published November 05, 2009
The job reductions were part of Microsoft's plan to cut 5 percent of its workforce by June 2010.
Tags: media, software, IT, Microsoft
Web Domain Addresses to Use World Languages
By - Reuters | Article Published October 30, 2009
Internet URLs will no longer be strictly in the Latin alphabet used by English speakers, a move that should increase global Web use.
Tags: ICANN, media, IT, government
Delivering Training to Adults
By Rob England | Article Published October 29, 2009
In the third part of this series on IT training, Rob England looks at the practical aspects of training adults.
Tags: motivation, control, education, training, IT
Sensible Password Policy: Longer is Better
By Paul Rubens | Article Published October 22, 2009
Sure, a 15-character password is one tough cookie, but it creates its own problems.
Tags: passwords, security, IT, malware, policy
Are Software Developers Naturally Weird?
By Eric Spiegel | Article Published October 18, 2009
Looking back at the strange software developer hes worked with, one veteran coder asks the obvious question.
Tags: developers, developer salary, IT, software
Uptick in Hiring on the Horizon
By CIO Update Staff | Article Published October 15, 2009
Employers plan to hire nearly 170,000 workers, but you may be surprised to hear where the action is.
Tags: careers, jobs, retail, Hiring, IT
The Apple Tablet Won't Fly
By Don Reisinger | Article Published October 08, 2009
The world doesn't want an oversized iPhone, no matter who makes it.
Tags: Mac, OS X, IT, iPhone, Apple
Torvalds: Linux is "Huge and Bloated"
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published September 22, 2009
The famed creator of the Linux OS decries its current shape, saying "it's a bit sad."
Tags: Linux, IT, management, technology
Google CEO Doubts Murdoch's 'Pay for Content'
By - Reuters | Article Published September 18, 2009
Publishers won't succeed at charging for online content because too much free material is already available.
Tags: video, IT, Google, media
Big Changes at Intel
By - Reuters | Article Published September 14, 2009
The dominant chip maker is restructuring its business in the wake of a major departure.
Tags: media, IT, Intel, marketing
Online 'Coworking': Up From Starbucks
By David Strom | Article Published September 10, 2009
For mobile Web-based workers, there's a better solution than your local Starbucks.
Tags: privacy, IT, research, Office, services
Google is Developing Cheaper Solar Power
By - Reuters | Article Published September 10, 2009
The search giant's efforts in cost effective solar power are part of its green IT initiative.
Tags: search, Google, IT, media
Netbooks Zooming Ahead of Laptops
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published September 01, 2009
Who buys a full-size notebook anymore? Netbook sales are healthy despite -- or perhaps because of -- the recession.
Tags: laptops, netbooks, data, IT, Microsoft
Why IT Operations is Like an Action TV Series
By Nir Livni | Article Published August 26, 2009
Just as on TV, crisis arrives in the datacenter and in the heat of action you need the right tools.
Tags: IT, datacenter, server, data, database
Slow File Access Slows Remote Staff
By - Reuters | Article Published July 29, 2009
While many workers would prefer to work off-site, accessing files is a major slowdown.
Tags: software, server, IT, media
Black Hat Reveals Tech Grid Holes
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published July 28, 2009
It's not that hard to fool a 'smart meter' after all.
Tags: software, chips, security, IT
How to Speed up Your Linux PC
By Akkana Peck | Article Published July 28, 2009
Eliminate the resource hogs and your machine will zip along that much faster.
Tags: software, Linux, Google, IT, CPU
IT Worldwide on the Rebound
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published July 28, 2009
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is trumpeting the good news.
Tags: dot-com, research, semiconductor, IT
Sprint to Snap Up Virgin Mobile USA
By - Reuters | Article Published July 28, 2009
The wireless carrier deal is valued at $483 million.
Tags: IT, Sprint, wireless, media
Fed Gov Cybersecurity: 'Severe Shortcomings'
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published July 26, 2009
A report claims the U.S. government's cybersecurity is far from adequate.
Tags: security, management, IT, Congress
Ready for Your Wi-Fi-Enabled TV?
By Naomi Graychase | Article Published July 23, 2009
Some experts claim that this holiday season's hot gift will be a Wi-Fi TV. Really?
Tags: networking, wireless, IT, support, software
SMBs Hurt by Lack of IT Budget
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published July 22, 2009
Budget cuts are particularly tough on the IT capabilities of small businesses.
Tags: Microsoft, management, economy, security, IT
Will the Kindle Crisis Kill Cloud Computing?
By Emery Fletcher | Article Published July 21, 2009
Amazon erased its customers content without warning. Will the same thing happen to cloud computing customers?
Tags: security, Enterprise, IT, Amazon, cloud computing
IT Staff and the Value of Remote Work
By Gary Swart | Article Published July 20, 2009
As some IT staff bemoan the move to a freelance-based tech workforce, the CEO of a work-for-hire Web site points out the advantages of this approach.
Tags: IT, IT Jobs/Salary, startups, economy, management
Software Development and The War on Muda
By Bill Curtis | Article Published July 17, 2009
A huge problem in development is the need to rework, a concern that grows worse as the workload increases.
Tags: development, IT, programmers, data, software
Can Social Media Help Discover Customer Preferences?
By Rob Enderle | Article Published July 16, 2009
A 15-year-old writes a report about online media that shocks the financial industry. Why were his comments so surprising?
Tags: Facebook, IT, media, SAP, music