The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
Collaboration and communication with a variety of industry leaders is vital for CIOs looking to implement Cloud computing, an IT industry CEO claimed.
By Lisa Banks | 27 October, 2011 10:37
I was interested in this week's ZDNet piece, Cloud computing's real creative destruction may be the IT workforce. The piece discusses a presentation at last week's Gartner Symposium that posited cloud computing will be a net destructor of IT jobs.
By Bernard Golden | 27 October, 2011 02:30
The traditional retirement age for CEOs at IBM has been 60, or close to it.
By Patrick Thibodeau | 27 October, 2011 07:58
German researchers say they found flaws in Amazon Web Services that they believe exist in many cloud architectures and enable attackers to gain administrative rights and to gain access to all user data.
By Tim Greene | 27 October, 2011 02:24
At the Business of Cloud Computing Conference, I caught a presentation by Marlin Pohlman, who noted that No. 3 on the Cloud Security Alliance 's "Top Threats to Cloud Computing" list is malicious insiders. This serves as a good reminder that old-fashioned physical security issues require a lot of attention when you're considering a cloud service provider.
By Thomas J. Trappler | 27 October, 2011 02:14
Olympus abruptly replaced its CEO on Wednesday after less than two weeks on the job, as pressure continues to build on the company over questionable deals in recent years.
By Jay Alabaster | 26 October, 2011 23:39
Attachmate's Suse division has announced plans to offer software based on the OpenStack platform for enterprises to build private clouds.
By Nancy Gohring | 26 October, 2011 22:39
Australian software company, Total Tel International (TTI), is planning to expand its electronic wallet services following the deployment of IBM’s infrastructure as a service (IaaS) SmartCloud enterprise.
By Hamish Barwick | 26 October, 2011 13:22
IBM has elected Virginia Rometty as president and chief executive officer effective Jan. 1, replacing Sam Palmisano, who will retain the chairman's role.
By Marc Ferranti | 26 October, 2011 08:55
John McCarthy , one of the grandfathers of artificial intelligence, died Sunday. He was 84.
By Sharon Gaudin | 26 October, 2011 07:12
Workday unveiled upcoming versions of its cloud-based ERP (enterprise-resource-planning) software on Tuesday during an event in Las Vegas, and in the process fired a warning shot across the bow of the likes of Oracle and SAP.
By Chris Kanaracus | 26 October, 2011 06:33
IBM today said it was rolling out software that will help doctors and insurance companies reduce costs by better analyzing and managing huge amount of patient data.
By Michael Cooney | 26 October, 2011 02:31
EMC held its user forum last week at the home of the New England Patriots, Gillette Stadium, using the opportunity to expound on its vision for virtualization and the cloud.
By Lucas Mearian | 26 October, 2011 01:48
Software giant Oracle is acquiring RightNow Technologies Inc. for $43 a share, or a total of about $1.5 billion, to expand its Internet-based offerings and offer a challenge to customer relationship management powerhouse Salesforce.com.
By Roy Harris | 25 October, 2011 23:26
Technology vendors and data center suppliers were also invited to participate in Computerworld's search for the Top Green-IT Organizations. These companies completed the same survey as the end user organizations and were judged on the same criteria -- most notably, on their IT departments' efforts to reduce energy consumption in their IT equipment, and to use technology to conserve energy and lower carbon emissions. Here are the top 12, in ranked order:
By Ellen Fanning | 25 October, 2011 04:01
Many have seen it: that picture of a small child playing in a heap of discarded metal scraps and wires in a Third World country. Images such as these have raised awareness about a fact of life in the computer era that's tainting corporate brands and creating a huge environmental problem: electronic waste.
By Candace Labelle | 25 October, 2011 03:33
When Mary O'Malley became Prudential's environmental task force chairperson in 2007, she found that the company's IT department was already focused on being green.
By Mary K. Pratt | 25 October, 2011 03:05
In the past 18 months, the IT group at KPMG has helped update and create new processes and workflows for the company's paper-, energy- and carbon-intensive systems.
By Bob Violino | 25 October, 2011 02:43
Oracle is buying RightNow Technologies for about US$1.5 billion in order to boost its recently announced Public Cloud with customer-service software, the companies announced Monday. The deal is expected to close late this year or in early 2012.
By Chris Kanaracus | 25 October, 2011 00:06