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Thursday, May 27, 2010
- Is it the CIO's job to reduce energy consumption?
CIOs will be given the responsibility to develop products to reduce energy consumption, a recent report says, and they should start now to build expertise in energy informatics.
- FAQ: Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2
The differences between the OS and standalone versions of Microsoft's virtualization technology can be confusing. Here you'll find the basics of how Hyper-V Server measures up.
- IT architects ponder converged infrastructure "pods"
The temptation to deploy turnkey bundles of servers, storage and networking is strong, but what's gained in simplicity and deployment time may be lost in flexibility and vendor lock-in.
- Cbeyond partners with Mozy to provide cloud-based backup to SMBs and other SMB data storage news
This week's SMB data storage news in brief: Cbeyond and Mozy to provide cloud-based backup to SMBs; Nasuni's cloud storage dashboard gets positive reviews from users and more.
- Uptime Institute unveils data centre Operational Sustainability standard
The Uptime Institute's Operational Sustainability standard measures the effect of data centre staffing, processes and more on reliability; the metric may fill a gap but also spur controversy.
- Understanding the role of MSPs in ERP implementations
Managed service providers (MSPs) are helping organizations reduce costs and manage software implementations, according to spendmatters.com's Jason Busch. In this column, get advice on hiring MSPs.
- Interest in Manufacturing 2.0 MES software persists despite recession
In 2007, AMR introduced Manufacturing 2.0. MES software vendors -- and users -- have responded to this next-gen MES concept in a variety of ways.
- Gov 2.0 Expo opens with a focus on cloud computing
The opening session of the Gov 2.0 Expo featured IT leaders and public servants discussing the future of government in the cloud.
- NetApp's Georgens: Be multiprotocol or be obsolete
NetApp CEO Tom Georgens said 2010 is "the year of multiprotocol storage." Points to popularity of unified storage as reason for revenue growth. Said arrays need to handle file and block storage or they'll become obsolete.
- PCI tokenization guidance could benefit payment processors
Framework could help merchants decide how to invest in new card data encryption and tokenization technologies being offered by payment processors.
- Choosing LTE vendors in a hot M&A environment
Carriers have to consider the financial health of LTE vendors to ensure investment protection. A confluence of factors -- a worldwide recession, reduced carrier spending, and a young and volatile LTE market -- makes it difficult for carriers to predict which choice is the right one.
- AWS cloud computing early adopter: Hungama Digital Media's experience
Back in 2008 when cloud computing was still a concept, Hungama had already started using AWS cloud computing infrastructure for its huge storage needs.
- Infrastructure as a Service: Not just for the IT director
All businesses will switch from on-site data centres and colocation to Infrastructure as a Service within the next two years, according to this expert. Find out why.
- Business technology is the challenging next step in IT transformation
CIOs are embracing business technology to better meet the needs of the business, but transforming IT to accommodate this new world order is challenging.
- Are network certifications a racket, due to cheaters?
Braindumps, testkings, proxy testers and collusion -- the methods that people use to cheat on network certification exams hurt the reputation of Cisco certifications and other vendor training programs. But networking pros who put in the necessary time to learn a technology will still shine in technical job interviews.
- VMware CTO Steve Herrod talks vSphere: A Q&A
VMware's top technology executive discusses the future of vSphere, the company's virtualisation suite and current features that don't get respect.
- Cisco supply chain woes hit VoIP projects, too
IP telephony pros have viewed all the drama surrounding the notorious backorders that have plagued some of Cisco Systems' core networking products this year as someone else's problem. But there are signs that the Cisco supply chain woes may soon start hitting VoIP projects.
- Gluster CEO talks open source clustered NAS storage
Gluster CEO Ben Golub talks open source clustered NAS storage and said Gluster will succeed where Sun failed in bringing open source storage to the mainstream.