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Tue, November 19, 2013 - Load balancing isn't just for websites that expect surges in traffic any more. Companies of all sizes, and in all verticals, find load balancing an effective way to address disaster recovery, scalability, failover and application virtualization needs.
Thu, November 14, 2013 - Microsoft's new Server and Cloud Enrollment (SCE) licensing program, which replaces the ECI and EAP programs, could increase enterprise customers' costs by as much as 40 percent.
Thu, November 14, 2013 - The move will allow software vendors to build new applications that take advantage of Watson's "cognitive computing"
Mon, November 11, 2013 - IDC: PaaS revenue growth is set to widely outpace IT spending overall
Wed, October 23, 2013 - Aiming to give customers the flexibility to store, process and leverage their data on-premises, in the cloud or in a hybrid environment, Teradata is making its portfolio of platforms and services available via the cloud, including Data Warehouse as a Service, Discovery as a Service and Data Management as a Service.
Thu, October 10, 2013 - When a data visualization and analysis software provider found that its backend storage was slowing down its developers, it resisted the urge to add capacity. Instead, it turned to a software solution that scales storage performance using virtualization.
Fri, September 27, 2013 - There’s inevitable tension between enforcing global IT standardization and allowing flexibility at the local level. Here’s how to find the right balance.
Tue, September 17, 2013 - As CIOs try to make sense of the hype surrounding software-defined networks (SDNs) and their potential in data centers, some experts and vendors say IT leaders are looking for answers in all the wrong places.
Thu, August 22, 2013 - A new Intelligent Business Operations Platform is also in the works
Wed, August 21, 2013 - Over the past 15 years, Apple has worked, and at times struggled, to figure out the best way to integrate its products into enterprise environments. Columnist Ryan Faas takes a look at that complex relationship.
Wed, August 14, 2013 - Before you make a grab for that Salesforce.com architect job, pause and remember: It was once hip to be known as a Lotus 1-2-3 developer.
Wed, July 31, 2013 - Data management is inherently tricky, but when it involves robots in space—communicating via a low-bandwidth intermittent link—it's trickier. NASA is leveraging Data Distribution Service for Real-Time Systems to help it solve that problem as part of its Human Exploration Telerobotics project.
Wed, July 24, 2013 - The flexibility and scalability of the cloud can make migrating mission-critical applications a tempting proposition, but availability can become a serious issue.