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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 »

The Growing Impact of Autonomics

The autonomics market is in a state of flux, but 2015 stands to be a landmark year as enterprises increasingly realize significant benefits through the use of autonomic agents.

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Nine Top Enterprise Network Trends

If you take a step back to think about it, isn't it mind-boggling the wealth of organizational functions for which the IT network plays a critical, if not the critical, role? In fact, the network has emerged as such as given, that stakeholders and users—the marketing teams launching product campaigns, the HR managers assessing hundreds of job candidates, the... Read More »

Facebook Hacks the Data Center

The Open Compute Project can change the way organizations think about and manage their data. Stanford University research fellow Jonathan Koomey offers insights about the Facebook-led initiative.

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Consulate Takes a Healthy Approach to Wireless

A leading provider of senior health-care turns to a more advanced wireless infrastructure to remedy its various IT challenges.

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