The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the 1,200-square-foot data center at the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering -- that means the facility has been operating three years longer than CIO and vice president of operations Joanne Kossuth had originally planned. Now, even though the school needs a facility with more capacity and better connectivity, Kossuth has been forced to back-burner the issue because of the iffy economic times.
By Sandra Gittlen | 12 October, 2011 06:39
Cloud security threats come in all shapes and sizes, so we asked eight experts to weigh in on what they see as the top threat to cloud security. The answers run the gamut, but in all cases, our cloud security panelists believe that these threats can be addressed.
By Christine Burns | 12 October, 2011 06:00
Security is one of the major impediments to enterprises moving their resources into the cloud. So, it's not surprising that numerous cloud security companies are springing up, attempting to address specific cloud security issues, like protecting virtual machines or encrypting data in motion.
By Christine Burns | 12 October, 2011 05:07
More and more enterprise IT shops - as they get comfortable with virtualization practices in their own private clouds - are considering a jump to the public cloud. But before making that leap, consider these pieces of advice from those that have already jumped.
By Christine Burns | 12 October, 2011 04:37
Information about how to securely navigate in the public clouds is, well, cloudy. We asked enterprise IT folks and IT consultants what resources they turned to get educated on this particular topic. The responses can loosely be broken down into three categories: niche conferences; big conferences, and authoritative voices accessible on the Internet.
By Christine Burns | 12 October, 2011 04:21
Someday, cloud security vendors and cloud services providers will convince enterprise IT that it's safe to move sensitive data and mission critical apps from the private cloud to the public cloud.
By Christine Burns | 12 October, 2011 03:59
Corporate executives see the need to use social media to connect with their customers, but many acknowledge that they're still figuring out how best to do it.
By Sharon Gaudin | 12 October, 2011 03:45
If you think the storage systems in your data center are out of control, imagine having 450 billion objects in your database or having to add 40 terabytes of data each week.
By John Brandon | 12 October, 2011 03:36
ICloud, Apple's new cloud storage service, which officially launches this week, is an iPad/iPhone lover's dream and IT security professional's nightmare.
By Maria Korolov | 12 October, 2011 03:25
For the past several years, I have had the honor of writing for Network World in "Risk and Reward." Unfortunately, that time has come to an end as I am leaving the world of independent analysts to pursue new adventures. In my last column, I'd like to explore some of my recurring themes and offer some predictions for the future.
By Andreas M. Antonopoulos | 12 October, 2011 02:29
Extending its expertise in the field of high performance computing (HPC), IBM is acquiring cluster computing software vendor Platform Computing, the companies announced Tuesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
By Joab Jackson | 12 October, 2011 02:20
Telstra (ASX: TLS) is pushing ahead with its Cloud services strategy through the extension of an existing partnership with storage vendor EMC.
By Hamish Barwick | 11 October, 2011 11:26
Microsoft’s Windows Azure has come out on top in a year’s worth of Cloud speed tests, beating Amazon EC2, Google App Engine, Rackspace and 20 others.
By Diana Nguyen | 10 October, 2011 15:34
Scott McNealy, the former chairman and CEO of Sun Microsystems, would have accepted the job of running Hewlett-Packard if he had been asked, he said this week.
By James Niccolai | 08 October, 2011 11:35
Imation, a vendor of removable storage medium that includes hard disk drives and magnetic tape, today announced its first network-attached storage appliance aimed at offloading data from primary storage to near-line disk backup and remote disk archives.
By Lucas Mearian | 08 October, 2011 07:04
The next version of Canonical's Ubuntu Linux distribution, to be released next week, will be the first to run on the Arm architecture, as well as the first edition to offer a new cloud service orchestration engine, called JuJu.
By Joab Jackson | 08 October, 2011 03:14
Alps Electric has developed a button-size motion sensor that can detect when your pulse quickens from across a room or through a wall, then sends the readings wirelessly to a server.
By Jay Alabaster | 07 October, 2011 16:12
Donald Trump has trained his eye for promotion on e-books, teaming up with Robert Kiyosaki, author of "Rich Dad Poor Dad," in a new twist on the traditional book-signing ceremony for newly published works.
By Marc Ferranti | 07 October, 2011 08:46
Although somewhat late to the market for cloud computing infrastructure, OpenStack enjoys an advantage over other cloud stacks in that it has a modular architecture, said one of the first developers of the open-source cloud software.
By Joab Jackson | 07 October, 2011 08:17
Oracle has agreed to pay US$199.5 million plus interest for failing to meet its contractual obligations in a 1998 contract with the U.S. General Services Administration, the U.S. Department of Justice announced.
By Grant Gross | 07 October, 2011 08:03