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Is the Term ‘IT Department’ on Its Way Out?

In response to a shift in the balance of power toward line-of-business executives, CIOs are reshaping their departments as internal service providers, according to a recent survey. And one-half of surveyed CIOs believe the term “IT department” is out of date and will be renamed within two years, according to the Logicalis-conducted Read More »

BARBRI Raises the Bar on Web Performance

A leading provider of educational services for law students turns to load balancing to address critical Web performance challenges.

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How CIOs Ensure the Multivendor Approach Works

IT professionals need to go the extra mile to make disparate products and interfaces from various vendors work harmoniously. But it’s worth the effort.

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Infrastructure Can't Keep Up With Business Needs

The vast majority of CIOs and other tech leaders said their companies recognize how much IT infrastructure contributes to competitive advantage and ROI, according to a recent survey from IBM. However, the accompanying report, titled "Continuing the IT Infrastructure... Read More »

Data Centers Use Renewable Energy to Contain Costs

While growth in data demand is expected to last for the indefinite future, the use of energy to power data centers is expected to sharply decline, according to a recent survey from Mortenson. Data center owners will continue to increase capacity to accommodate cloud innovation, mobility, and the digitalization of any and... Read More »

The Disaster Recovery Blame Game

Backup and disaster recovery are crucial for small and midsize businesses (SMBs), and, if not implemented correctly, it can lead to finger-pointing if critical data is wiped out. A new report, "The State of IT Recovery for SMBs,"... Read More »

Cloud Barriers Cause Competitive Disadvantages

While nearly all CIOs and CFOs surveyed said that cloud applications and infrastructure are critical for delivering digital information, most of them admitted that their organization isn't investing enough in these technologies, according to a recent survey from... Read More »

A Hybrid Approach to Outsourcing Fuels IT Success

Rompetrol, a European petroleum producer, rethinks and revises its IT strategy to be more cost-effective and to align more closely with business requirements.

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Building an IT Framework to Improve Performance

Mavis Discount Tire, a fast-growing chain of tire stores in the northeast U.S., turns to clustering software to build a high-availability IT infrastructure.

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Eight Top Challenges of Virtualization Management

Virtualization now accounts for one-half of all server workloads—and it should reach more than 85 percent by 2016, according to Gartner. The benefits are many: Virtualization can reduce server incidents by 27 percent, system downtime by 26 percent and app-to-market time by 22 percent, according to research from VMware. It allows IT to better respond to customer and stakeholder... Read More »

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