In Praise of Deborah Conrad, Intel's Departing CMO
By Rob Enderle | Article Published March 06, 2014
An industry observer highlights the achievements of Deborah Conrad, who is stepping down as Intel's CMO.
Tags: IT management, IT management job, Intel
Pulling Together the Internet of Things
By Jeffrey Kaplan | Article Published March 05, 2014
Business operations are quickly being reshaped by a widening array of interconnected technologies.
Tags: IT management, internet of things, IoT
Is There a Big Data Bubble?
By Jeff Vance | Article Published February 25, 2014
The hype and new investment dollars flowing toward Big Data are both vast. Will it live up to the anticipation?
Tags: IT management, Data Analytics, big data
BMC, Driving IT Change, Must Drive by Example
By Rob Enderle | Article Published February 19, 2014
As it launches a new initiative, BMC is working to reinvent itself as a very different software and cloud services company.
Tags: data center, BMC Software, cloud computing, IT management
The Software Defined Data Center: Video Roundtable
By James Maguire | Article Published November 25, 2013
Four experts discuss the emerging technology of the software defined data center, including costs, management and adoption strategy.
Tags: IT management, data center, software defined data center, enterprise datacenter
Are Big Data Vendors Forgetting History?
By Jeff Vance | Article Published November 25, 2013
Companies adopting Big Data strategies would be well served by taking a look back at previous emerging technologies.
Tags: IT management, enterprise technology, big data, cloud computing
Ending Forced Ranking: Why Steve Ballmer is My Hero
By Rob Enderle | Article Published November 14, 2013
Discontinuing its stacked ranking system should make Microsoft a significantly more competitive company.
Tags: steve ballmer, IT management, Microsoft
IT Salary Guide 2014
By James Maguire | Article Published November 05, 2013
IT salary levels for developers, system administrators, project managers and more. Plus: IT salary levels based on location and special skills.
Tags: IT Salary Guide, IT management, IT Jobs/Salary, IT jobs, IT salary
Building Better Clouds: Four Lessons from the Healthcare.gov Fiasco
By Jeff Vance | Article Published October 24, 2013
The launch of new IT projects are often problematic -- but there ways to keep the fumbles to a minimum.
Tags: IT management, cloud computing, Healthcare.gov, healthcare IT
Improving Virtual Events: the Value of Engagement
By Rob Enderle | Article Published October 15, 2013
Virtual events over the Internet can succeed, but the focus needs to be on real dialogue between participants.
Tags: IT management, Virtual Hosting
CEOs and Tech: An Executive-Level Digital Divide
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published October 09, 2013
New research from MIT Sloan Management Review and Capgemini sheds light on the rocky state of executive leadership in terms of business technology.
Tags: IT management, Mobile Analytics, IT Best Practices
Why Microsoft Should Fire Bill Gates, Too
By Mike Elgan | Article Published October 02, 2013
A tech pundit opines that the Microsoft founder has made a series of mistakes that make him a poor choice as the Microsoft chairman.
Tags: IT management, Microsoft, Gates, tablets, Ballmer
10 Reasons Why Disaster Recovery Plans Fail
By Paul Rubens | Article Published September 27, 2013
Your contingency plans may fall short in an actual disaster, yet they still need to be organized in great detail.
Tags: Disaster Recovery Plan, datacenter, backup and recovery, IT management
Meg Whitman's Fascinating HP Turn Around
By Rob Enderle | Article Published September 20, 2013
Benefiting from Whitmans’ adroit management, HP is further along than many realize.
Tags: PC, HP, printers, IT management
Icahn to Dell: Let the Vote on Buyout Bid Take Place
By Jeffrey Burt | Article Published July 31, 2013
The activist investor says shareholders are against Michael Dell’s bid to buy the company and should be allowed to reject it.
Tags: Enterprise IT, IT infrastructure, it mobility, IT management, IT services, PC, Icahn, Dell
BMC Goes Private in $6.9B Deal
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published May 06, 2013
Bain Capital helps the IT management and automation specialist follows Dell’s lead.
Tags: IT management, Enterprise IT, automation
Five Reasons Developers Resist Change
By Eric Spiegel | Article Published January 22, 2013
Five responses to handle the five reasons -- but yes, sometimes developers are simply change resistant.
Tags: developers, IT management
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, IT management, IBM
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, Security Compliance, BYOD, Enterprise
The Truth about Job Hopping Developers
By Eric Spiegel | Article Published April 09, 2012
Should managers hesitate to hire developers who change jobs rapidly?
Tags: developer salary, IT management, developers
Business, IT Alignment a Top Priority for CIOs
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published October 07, 2011
IT salaries and budgets are on the rise.
Tags: IT management
Are You a Software Developer -- or a Leader?
By Eric Spiegel | Article Published September 19, 2011
Managing a software development team is about more than technical expertise.
Tags: software developer, IT management, developer, programmers, programmer salary
A Tale of Two Tech CEOs: Carol Bartz and Steve Jobs
By Rob Enderle | Article Published September 08, 2011
Not all executives are equally adept at the difficult task of turning around an ailing technology company.
Tags: Carol Bartz, Yahoo, IT management, steve jobs, Apple
IT Management and the Importance of Reinvention
By Daniel Burrus | Article Published August 31, 2011
Remember the humble family station wagon? The story of its reinvention into the Mini Van offers managers a guide to the art of change.
Tags: IT management, Enterprise IT
IT Management Problem Solving: Go Opposite
By Daniel Burrus | Article Published August 23, 2011
Tech pundit Daniel Burrus recommends a counterintuitive technique for solving thorny IT management problems.
Tags: IT management
CIOs Losing Control of IT, Survey Finds
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 07, 2011
CFOs are now making more decisions about which IT projects get funded.
Tags: IT management
IT Managers Grapple with 'Availability' Metric
By Elizabeth Harrin | Article Published March 07, 2011
It's not enough to offer a service -- it must be functioning at optimal availability. Are your systems working properly?
Tags: enterprise software, Enterprise IT, IT management, uptime
Hiring Top IT Talent: the Reverse Interview
By Scott Alan Miller | Article Published January 28, 2011
When a firm tries to hire top IT pros, it is often the company itself that is being interviewed -- yet most firms fumble the interview process.
Tags: tech job skills, IT Jobs/Salary, IT management, IT hiring trends, developer salary
Survey Finds Legacy Tech Hinders Cloud Adoption
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published January 25, 2011
A leading governance organization releases the results of its latest survey of top execs, and some of the information is surprising.
Tags: cloud computing, IT management, privacy, IT infrastructure, security
Yahoo Does Layoffs, Should its CEO be First?
By Rob Enderle | Article Published December 15, 2010
A tech analysts opines that management and true leadership are very different things.
Tags: Best Buy, Yahoo, layoffs, IT management, CEO
HP Unveils Reactive/Proactive Critical Advantage Support Package
By David Needle | Article Published December 14, 2010
The new HP Critical Advantage program offers a number of mix and match support options for virtualized x86 environments. HP also releases Business Outcome Dynamics Assessment tool for CIOs.
Tags: HP, IT management, virtualization cloud, virtualization, cloud computing
Cisco Teams Up with BMC for Joint Cloud Solution
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published December 06, 2010
New Integrated Cloud Delivery Platform melds Cisco's hardware with BMC software for new solution for cloud deployment, provisioning and management.
Tags: cloud computing, IT management, Cisco Systems, BMC Software, networking
Are Developer Workloads Increasingly Unfair?
By Eric Spiegel | Article Published November 17, 2010
Developer workloads are clearly higher now, yet there are ways of improving the daily lives of programmers.
Tags: IT management, developer, programmers, developer tools, developer salary
Tips on Creating IT Policies
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published November 09, 2010
Yes, many organizations have an IT policy in place, yet many professionals opine that it is in need of refinement.
Tags: data center management, IT management, IT manager, IT policies
IT Survey Spotlights Cloud Computing's Potential, Misconceptions
By David Needle | Article Published October 29, 2010
The survey of IT decision makers already using cloud services, details what they like, but also challenges to wider adoption.
Tags: Appirio, IT buyer, cloud computing, IT management, security
SaaS Backlash: Survey Shows Abandoned Deals
By Larry Marion | Article Published October 11, 2010
Software as a service sees growing pains, as the number of mid-sized companies using SaaS for critical applications trends down year over year.
Tags: IT management, SaaS Contract, software, cloud computing, SaaS
Is Green Data Storage for Real?
By Alan Earls | Article Published September 30, 2010
Data storage architectures like MAID (massive array of idle disks) enabled potential cost reductions, yet some benefits remain in the future.
Tags: IT management, green IT, green storage, green computing, IT manager
IT Leadership Faces New Technology
By David Needle | Article Published September 16, 2010
An industry confab of IT leaders discusses the sometimes confusing process of adopting new technology.
Tags: smartphone management, Sysadmins, IT Leadership, system management, IT management
Major Data Center Irritations (the Short List)
By Kenneth Hess | Article Published September 10, 2010
Spending time in a modern day data center may make you wonder why, exactly, things have gone so wrong.
Tags: data center management, Data Center Manager, IT managers, data center virtualization, IT management
Why Mark Hurd is a Bad Match for Oracle
By Rob Enderle | Article Published September 09, 2010
As a turnaround CEO, Hurd could be unmatched, but he would not be the best choice if you wanted to build a company rather than sell one.
Tags: Oracle, HP, IT managers, Hurd, IT management
Obama Calls for R&D Tax Credit Extension
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published September 09, 2010
President touts technology agenda as a centerpiece to economic recovery, drawing plaudits from often-critical IT groups for the proposal to extend the tax credit for research and development.
Tags: IT managers, IT budget, IT Jobs/Salary, IT management, IT spending
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 apps, IT management, Enterprise, iPhone 4, iPhone
Microsoft Rolls Out 'Mission Critical' Support
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published August 11, 2010
Enterprise IT departments with large investments in Microsoft technologies can now get a new premium level of technical support with 24/7 contacts and a 30-minute response time.
Tags: support, Microsoft, .NET, services, IT management
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: HP, Windows, Microsoft, Enterprise, IT management
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: Network Management & Monitoring, IT management, networking, IT, YouTube
Survey Finds IT Firms Optimistic About the Rest of 2010
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published July 08, 2010
A majority of information technology industry firms expect revenues during the second half of 2010 to outpace the first six months of the year.
Tags: employment, IT jobs, IT Jobs/Salary, IT management, IT spending
Combining Networks -- and Data Center Cultures
By Drew Robb | Article Published June 28, 2010
When combining two enterprise networks joins diverse technologies as well as data center cultures, the challenges are numerous.
Tags: IT management, data center, networks, Data Center Manager, IT manager
How Cloud Computing Helps Mine User Data
By Jeffrey Kaplan | Article Published June 23, 2010
While alarming to some, cloud computings effectiveness at gathering user data enables managers to make better decisions.
Tags: cloud services, cloud computing, SaaS, data mining, IT management
The Drawbacks in Unified Data Center Stacks
By Kevin Komiega | Article Published June 18, 2010
While a unified data center stack provides advantages, enterprises must deal with the limitations of vendor lock-in.
Tags: data center management, datacenters, IT manager, IT management, Data Center Manager
Should IT Managers Assume Good Intentions When Developers Mess Up?
By Eric Spiegel | Article Published June 16, 2010
Software developers and other tech professionals will unavoidably make mistakes. How are these situations best handled?
Tags: IT management, developer salary, developers, programmers, IT manager
ISS Founder's New Startup: Power Management With Joulex
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published April 28, 2010
Whats a bigger market than security? Tom Noonan is now placing his bets on power.
Tags: energy, IT management, power management, IP networks, connectivity
iPad at Your Workplace: Just Say No
By Robert McGarvey | Article Published April 13, 2010
To IT managers: an avalanche of 10.5 million tablets to be sold in 2010 -- and they're headed toward your workplace.
Tags: IT management, iPad apps, iPad, IT manager, security
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: networking, IT, IT management, Sysadmins, application management
GroundWork, Eucalyptus Team Up on Open Source Cloud Management
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published April 08, 2010
Two commercial open source vendors join forces for a new management offering.
Tags: Eucalyptus, cloud computing, cloud management, open source, IT management
Five IT Professionals You Can't Afford to Lose
By Dave Willmer | Article Published April 06, 2010
Among your IT staff, here are the five types of professionals who are worth their weight in gold. Retaining these staff members is one of your top priorities.
Tags: IT Jobs/Salary, IT manager, IT jobs, IT management
March Madness Could Drive IT Admins Crazy
By David Needle | Article Published March 22, 2010
The annual NCAA basketball tournament means more bandwidth-hogging distractions that could cost companies over a billion dollars in lost productivity.
Tags: IT management, March Madness, network management, Sysadmins, IT manager
Datacenter Expansion is on for 2010
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published March 08, 2010
Power, once hardly given any thought, is now the number one concern of datacenter managers as they look to expand with constrained budgets.
Tags: datacenters, IT manager, IT management, data storage, datacenter
Managing Your Server Room After Sun/Oracle
By Drew Robb | Article Published March 04, 2010
Over time, it's likely that the server product line will evolve into a menu of building blocks, aimed at specific verticals and packaged with Oracle databases and applications.
Tags: IT management, IT manager, server room management, server room, servers
Dealing with Unaccountable Developers
By Eric Spiegel | Article Published February 15, 2010
It's an IT manager's dilemma: Developers who cant make deadlines can be very nice people, but the fact remains that they cause some very serious problems for the development team.
Tags: developers, IT management job, Project management, IT management, development
IT Managers Gird for Cyber Attacks
By Larry Barrett | Article Published January 29, 2010
Sophisticated cyber attacks are becoming a nearly routine event, causing IT managers a never-ending series of security headaches. A new report details the threats.
Tags: IT management, cyber security, security, cyber attack, IT manager
Insider's Guide to Adding Enterprise Storage
By Drew Robb | Article Published January 15, 2010
Firms add new storage for four key reasons: capacity, a technology update, performance and availability. No matter what the reason, non-optimal installation can lead to myriad problems.
Tags: IT management, data security, Storage, data storage
Welcome to the New IT Management Newsletter
By James Maguire | Article Published January 04, 2010
The new IT Management newsletter provides one-stop coverage for senior decision makers, enabling them to leverage the collective wisdom of the 15 million members of the Internet.com community.
Tags: IT Jobs/Salary, tech advice, IT management, tech blogs, IT manager
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: business, executives, IT, consultants, IT management
IT Management: It's Organic, Not Digital
By Steve Andriole | Article Published November 04, 2009
Effective tech management isnt about machines, its about changing stupid processes and deranged corporate cultures.
Tags: management, IT management, CRM, acquisition, desktops
IT Still (Mostly) Clueless about Users
By Larry Marion | Article Published September 23, 2009
Attitudes toward the value of technology vary greatly between IT managers and the employees using that technology.
Tags: Microsoft, Facebook, iPhone, IT management, services
Being an IT Manager: Joys and Headaches
By Scott Alan Miller | Article Published May 18, 2009
The IT field rewards those who keep pace with change but punishes those who fall behind. Still, being in IT has its pleasures.
Tags: software, IT Jobs/Salary, IT management
Heated Debate Over A 'Difficult' Developer
By Chris Nerney | Article Published March 17, 2009
Heated Debate Over A 'Difficult' Developer
Tags: developers, programmers, Project management, coding, IT management
When Just Enough Is Enough To Be Fired
By Eric Spiegel | Article Published November 18, 2007
How do you handle an IT professional who under-performs in one critical area, but whos strong in everything else?
Tags: IT Jobs/Salary, dismiss IT worker, tech job, IT salary, IT management