The Rebirth of Microsoft: Sinofsky’s Departure
By Rob Enderle | Article Published November 14, 2012
The departure of its Windows chief could herald Microsoft's transformation into a far more powerful company.
Tags: management, Microsoft, 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: business intelligence, management, IT, marketing
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, healthcare, Enterprise, management, software
Why Your Vendor Doesn't Care About You
By Rob Enderle | Article Published November 20, 2009
It is our extreme focus on getting the lowest price rather than the best experience that has resulted in the bad customer experiences we often get.
Tags: Enterprise, acquisition, consumer, 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: IT management, management, acquisition, CRM, desktops
Enterprise Spends on Web Communities
By David Needle | Article Published October 09, 2009
The enterprise is a bit behind the curve on this one, yet sees serious potential in investment.
Tags: services, Deloitte, Enterprise, Socialcast, management
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, management, IT, technology
HP, Intel, Greenpeace and Saving the Planet
By Rob Enderle | Article Published September 22, 2009
The technology industry and environmentalists dont always see eye to eye on all issues.
Tags: management, Intel, consumer, recycling, HP
Indian IT Firms Hire Paramilitary for Protection
By - Reuters | Article Published September 21, 2009
At first observers thought the move was an overreaction, yet in the wake of international terror attacks it may be reasonable protection.
Tags: management, services, security, software
Why Developers Get Fired
By Eric Spiegel | Article Published September 20, 2009
There are many reasons developers get fired. So take off the ear buds, close down your 20 Skype threads and take some time to think about what you can do to prevent this from happening to you.
Tags: developers, programmer salary, developer salary, management
Developers' Online Competition: Career Builder?
By David Needle | Article Published September 16, 2009
A new service enables developers to compete with one, game style, another to see who knows more. Could this lead to a better gig?
Tags: developers, management, programming, developer salary
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, IT, Congress, management
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: IT, management, economy, security, Microsoft
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 Jobs/Salary, management, economy, IT, startups
Tips for IT Job Hunting
By Esther Shein | Article Published July 13, 2009
A few key practices can help you distinguish yourself in a crowded field.
Tags: developer, software, search, networking, management
Most UK Companies Suffer Cyber Breach
By Alex Goldman | Article Published July 12, 2009
The number is as high as 70 percent, based on one report.
Tags: management, privacy, support, security, data security
Developer's Kvetch: The Rotting Stink of Corporate IT
By Sara Chipps | Article Published July 09, 2009
At the intersection of budget and software development, quality sometimes takes an unfortunate turn.
Tags: programmers, IT, management, developer
How Companies Use Crowdsourcing
By Steve Andriole | Article Published July 06, 2009
Crowdsourcing is project-driven outsourcing that makes a lot of sense in these tough economic times.
Tags: management, services, technology, business intelligence, IT
Top Five Causes of Poor Software Quality
By Bill Curtis | Article Published July 01, 2009
When developers are forced to sacrifice sound software development practices to ridiculous schedules the results are rarely good.
Tags: security, software developer, management, programming, software
Hatachi Boosts Mid Market Storage Options
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published June 30, 2009
Hitachi's Adaptable Modular Storage 2000 comes in three models, aimed at the mid-range market as well as the enterprise.
Tags: marketing, security, management, authentication, Storage
EMC Extends Data Domain Bidding
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published June 29, 2009
The bidding period was set to expire yet EMC opted to extend it three weeks.
Tags: software, management, Dell, FTC, Storage
Intel Offers Glimpse of Chip Future
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published June 20, 2009
Some futuristic projects go far beyond today's chip architecture and may not actually be funded.
Tags: smartphones, management, programming, Intel, server
Stop the Drivel: The 'Really Perfect' Tech Exec
By Steve Andriole | Article Published June 08, 2009
Forget the fawning coverage, the truly perfect IT exec masters office politics better than tech.
Tags: IT, management, technology, business
For Novell, Linux Still A Money Loser
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published May 29, 2009
Company stands by investment, plans break-even for its Linux business within 12 to 18 months.
Tags: Novell, Microsoft, server, Linux, management
'Succession Planning' Can Help Retain Key Talent
By Dave Willmer | Article Published May 18, 2009
Letting employees know theyre being groomed for promotion can reinforce their value to your organization and increase loyalty.
Tags: IT staff, IT career, IT Leadership, economy, management
Cisco's 'Smart Grid' Approach
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published May 18, 2009
Cisco strategy is about helping to build an IP infrastructure that connects the communication of the grid from end to end.
Tags: software, networking, Cisco, management, cable
Oracle Unveils New Business Intelligence Tools
By Alex Goldman | Article Published May 06, 2009
Oracle newest BI release include HR capabilities, procurement and spending analytics to track enterprise budgets, and price analytics to help enterprises manage price segmentation and discounting.
Tags: software, marketing, Oracle, middleware, management
Guide to Protect Against Malware in Enterprise
By Sonny Discini | Article Published April 29, 2009
Companies have cut back yet the need to guard against malware is as serious as ever.
Tags: software, services, management, malware, security
Managing Your Boss: Your Biggest Job
By Rob England | Article Published April 27, 2009
Much attention is paid in IT these days to processes, with Operations Management, Change Management, and a raft of Something Managements. Perhaps the most important thing to manage is seldom mentioned: your boss.
Tags: management, IT career, IT professional, IT employer, IT manager
Where's Your Coding Happy Place?
By Eric Spiegel | Article Published April 20, 2009
Developing software code is an activity best done in an optimal environment. Then again, is it more a question of external location, or internal mood?
Tags: programmers, software, management, developers
EMC May Soon Debut 'Tigon'
By Paul Shread | Article Published April 11, 2009
One industry source says that he thinks EMC will announce a new high-end Symmetrix array, the DMX-5, codenamed "Tigon."
Tags: VMware, management, Cisco, IBM, Storage
Are Quirky Developers Brilliant or Dangerous?
By Eric Spiegel | Article Published March 16, 2009
A story of a highly talented but egocentric developer, the type we all know and dislike. Can we stop enabling these people?
Tags: developer, IT, management, software
IT Housecleaning: A Crisis is a Terrible Thing to Waste
By Steve Andriole | Article Published March 03, 2009
Nows your chance to fix some things youve been thinking about for years. Get to it before they put out the fire.
Tags: services, software, Enterprise, support, management
Salesforce Earnings Look Rosy
By Richard Adhikari | Article Published February 26, 2009
Recession? What recession? The SaaS pioneer manages to beat industry expectations even in the face of deep gloom.
Tags: Salesforce.com, management
Ramifications Of Yahoo Shakeup Will Not Be Found Here
By Chris Nerney | Article Published February 26, 2009
Ramifications Of Yahoo Shakeup Will Not Be Found Here
Tags: Bartz, search, management, CFO, Yahoo
Study: SaaS is Costly Over Time
By Richard Adhikari | Article Published February 21, 2009
SaaS may be cheaper in the short term, but an industry analyst cautions that costs rise over time.
Tags: management, SaaS, datacenter, software, CRM
Experts: Cyberweapons a Must for U.S. Safety
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published February 19, 2009
The U.S. needs aggressive cyber-measures to ensure its national network security, an expert claims.
Tags: cybersecurity, services, policy, security, management
NixOS: A Distro Focused on Next-Generation Package Management
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published February 03, 2009
A look at NixOS and an answer to the question "Is this the final answer on Linux package management?"
Tags: desktop, Linux, management, software, IT
Open Source ECM Growing Up
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published January 23, 2009
Alfresco, a major player in open source enterprise content management, is branching out with latest release.
Tags: Yahoo, management, software, Microsoft, open source
Do Nice Engineers Finish Last in Tough Times?
By Eric Spiegel | Article Published January 19, 2009
A tale of two IT professionals, one nice, one ruthless. Which one survived the wave of pink slips?
Tags: IT Jobs/Salary, layoffs, security, management, software
Does the State Dept. Ignore Security?
By Richard Adhikari | Article Published January 18, 2009
Reports suggest an ongoing pattern of unauthorized access to citizens' personal information.
Tags: services, media, management, DOJ, security
Ruby on Rails Gets New Support in the Cloud
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published January 18, 2009
Engine Yard rolls out open source cloud approaches for Rails, tapping into Amazon EC2 and working to lower the hurdles for developers.
Tags: open source, Amazon, management, developer, services
Making KDE's Konqueror Obey You
By Carla Schroder | Article Published January 16, 2009
KDE's Konqueror file manager and Web browser is a powerhouse loaded with useful features. However, sometimes it takes a bit of digging to unearth treasures and to figure out how to make it do what you want.
Tags: management, networking, Linux, services, IT
'Making It All Work' In 60 Seconds
By Mike Elgan | Article Published January 14, 2009
The power of concentration, along with a few helpful Web-based tools, can improve your productivity markedly.
Tags: e-Mail, Microsoft, Amazon, desktop, management
Windows System Administration: Documentation, Automation and Must-Have Utilities
By Dries Janssens | Article Published January 13, 2009
Want to stay efficient, effective and relevant in the eyes of IT budget watchers? Get a leg up on Windows systems administration with these tips and tools.
Tags: management, server, desktop, Windows, Microsoft
Tech Execs: Can We Stop the Stupidity?
By Steve Andriole | Article Published January 06, 2009
Stupidity among tech executives is viral and should be nipped in the bud. If line managers dont kill stupidity, it will keep growing.
Tags: IT, management, Blackberry, support, marketing
Make Your IT Job Layoff-Resistant
By Drew Robb | Article Published December 15, 2008
Sometimes ensuring employment (or finding a new job) is as straight-forward as broadening your skill set -- think adding Linux to your Unix arsenal. Other times, it pays to look at growth areas outside the box, like sales.
Tags: software, management, security, Linux, server
My Three Worst Experiences in Software Development
By Eric Spiegel | Article Published December 10, 2008
Over the course of twenty years as a developer, the low points were pretty low indeed. Whats your worst experience as a developer?
Tags: software, software developer, management, IT, data
KDE 4.2: Codenamed Caterpillar, Promising a Butterfly
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published December 03, 2008
KDE 4.2 has a good chance of silencing the criticism that erupted with the release of KDE 4.0.
Tags: management, Linux, desktop, widgets, KDE 4
Is IT Offshoring an Overhyped Myth?
By James Maguire | Article Published December 01, 2008
A new survey suggests that the extent of offshoring is greatly exaggerated. But the statistics are ambiguous.
Tags: offshoring IT, outsourcing, management, software, Enterprise
For IT Workers, How Bad Will It Get?
By James Maguire | Article Published November 24, 2008
Industry experts look ahead and give their best prognosis for the suddenly anemic tech job market.
Tags: management, IT Jobs/Salary, economy, telecommunications, IT
Power and Cooling Savings From the Ground Up
By Drew Robb | Article Published November 18, 2008
Hard-Core Hardware: Every watt saved at the server component level increases three-fold as it it works its way back through the power and cooling infrastructure. This step-by-step guide runs the numbers and shows you how to shave nearly 30 percent off your power and cooling costs without impacting processes.
Tags: server, Storage, management, virtualization, servers
Why Offshoring Software Development Will Fail
By John Miano | Article Published November 12, 2008
Despite the faddish enthusiasm for sending software development overseas, cultural and logistic factors limit its real value.
Tags: management, offshoring IT, software, developers, programming
Sun Embarks on New Storage 'Road'
By Judy Mottl | Article Published November 11, 2008
Vendors pushes out first open storage appliance on Open Solaris platform, offering an inexpensive take on network storage.
Tags: management, open source, economy, solid-state, Storage
Managing Multiple Databases on a Single Server
By Denny Cherry | Article Published November 06, 2008
Today's hardware can handle the demands of a couple of SQL databases on a single server. But peaceful coexistence requires some thoughtful planning if you are to maintain those SLAs.
Tags: servers, Windows, server, management, CPU
Security Watch: Problems with Penetration Testing
By Kenneth van Wyk | Article Published November 06, 2008
Security experts conduct countless pen tests to secure application systems, yet several problems limit their effectiveness.
Tags: software, management, security, IT, technology
Time is Right to Consider SaaS and Cloud Computing
By Jeffrey Kaplan | Article Published October 22, 2008
Skeptics are still concerned about the flexibility and security of SaaS, but the reality is that most cloud computing providers have better performance records than in-house IT departments.
Tags: SaaS, management, security, software, services
Win Server 2008 Directory Services, AD Database Mounting Tool
By Marcin Policht | Article Published October 22, 2008
Recovery is one of the more complex aspects of Active Directory infrastructure management. Windows Server 2008 adds many new capabilities and challenges. Learn how you can use them to streamline your remediation process.
Tags: services, Microsoft, server, Windows, management
Know Your Network: Switches, Bridges, and Routers
By Rafael Hernandez | Article Published October 16, 2008
It isn't magic. Your data ends up where it needs to be thanks to some key components of your network infrastructure. Understanding their capabilities and the differences between each is a solid first step in planning your network.
Tags: support, security, management, workloads, networking
Are Your Developers Goofing Off?
By Eric Spiegel | Article Published October 14, 2008
If you are a developer that is skating by, be careful how you are managing your time or you may find that you are skating on thin ice.
Tags: programmers, developer, management, instant messaging
Justifying New IT Hires
By Jennifer Perrier-Knox | Article Published October 13, 2008
Convincing senior management to make a permanent increase to the operational budget can be a challenge. Increase the chances of getting approval for hiring by following Info-Techs seven key steps.
Tags: research, IT, support, workloads, management
Google, the Efficient Datacenter Company
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published October 07, 2008
The world's largest search company documents how it's able to squeeze considerable energy savings out of its many datacenters.
Tags: datacenter, Google, IBM, management, server
Big IT Decisions for the Small-Minded
By Steve Andriole | Article Published October 06, 2008
The tech world is distracted with petty squabbling like PCs vs. Macs when larger issues need attention.
Tags: browsers, management, Oracle, SAP, Vista
Microsoft Shows Some Ankle With Visual Studio
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published September 30, 2008
Rather than overload customers with information, the company plans to release information in a steady, spaced out flow. Today it's about ALM plans.
Tags: marketing, management, developer, Microsoft, InternetNews.com
IT Jobs: The Growing Need for Business Skills
By Lynn Haber | Article Published September 24, 2008
Companies have been leaving IT positions open as they search for tech professionals with business knowledge.
Tags: management, software, consumer, IT Jobs/Salary
Intel Sweetens vPro for Enterprise IT
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published September 23, 2008
The third generation of the chipmaker's vPro platform gets new updates for remote management even while a user's PC is turned off.
Tags: security, desktop, services, Intel, management
How Spore and DRM Have Changed PC Gaming Forever
By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes | Article Published September 19, 2008
Amid the firestorm over limited activations of the popular Spore game, users are finding other alternatives creating even bigger problems for Spores maker.
Tags: Amazon, IT, DRM, policy, management
Are Cocky Developers Worth It?
By Eric Spiegel | Article Published September 16, 2008
Sure, he can code circles around the other developers, but that attitude
Tags: software, IT, developers, management
SAP to Innovate Heavily in SMB On-Demand Suite
By Richard Adhikari | Article Published August 28, 2008
Business intelligence to pervade enterprise software giant's forthcoming products.
Tags: SAP, CRM, SMB, software, management
The Data Pileup: Save Money or Save Data?
By Judy Mottl | Article Published August 09, 2008
Expanding the storage farm may be cheap, but is it a cost-effective way for storing data?
Tags: servers, management, search, Storage, software
Opengear's Open Source Odyssey
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published August 04, 2008
Startup finds out that open source hardware business isn't quite what it had expected.
Tags: management, software, open source, server, video
SourceForge Enterprise 5 Is More Customizable
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published July 31, 2008
New version features a revamped interface with the ability to monitor how a project is progressing.
Tags: InternetNews.com, software, developer, management, programming
GRC Tools Promise an Escape from Compliance Chaos
By Sonny Discini | Article Published July 28, 2008
GRC solutions promise to put an end of regulatory compliance headaches. A tall order indeed.
Tags: policy, security, management, Enterprise, IT
IT Layoffs? Not Again!
By Eric Spiegel | Article Published July 14, 2008
Having both been laid off and done the laying off, an IT pro talks about survival in the trenches.
Tags: job tech, offshoring, management, IT, developer