Successful server virtualization deployments lead many IT managers to believe desktop virtualization would provide the same benefits. While that is partly true, companies need to be aware of how the two technologies differ, industry experts caution.
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Demand for IT services continues to grow in the depressed economy, but outsourcers still face financial challenges as the economy forces them to evolve their services and customers continue to seek reduced pricing and smaller deals.
CA has acquired for an undisclosed sum the assets of data center automation vendor Cassatt, perhaps salvaging the technological innovation developed earlier this decade at the financially struggling start-up.
EMC Wednesday announced plans to acquire Configuresoft, a maker of server configuration, change and compliance management software, for an undisclosed sum.
Automation isn't new, but with few budget dollars and strapped IT staff, many enterprise network managers are turning to the technology to complete operational tasks and create a more efficient environment.
High-tech professionals with fewer skills could land more IT jobs, according to Interop speakers who argue that specific high-tech training and IT certifications could be detrimental to a career in next-generation data centers.
IT professionals with more than five years experience on the job could have a more difficult time finding work during the recession than those with less experience, according to research from online career resource Beyond.com.
Considering the current economic climate, some companies might not see an immediate need for unified communications and collaboration tools, but IT leaders argue the technology can help businesses increase productivity, cut costs and reduce their carbon footprint.
IT professionals dealing with the economic downturn say some technologies warrant an investment even when budget dollars are tight.
Enterprise Java vendor SpringSource has acquired for an undisclosed sum Hyperic, a maker of open source system and application management software.
The Distributed Management Task Force Monday established a forum that will further the industry organization's work toward developing standards and tools for enabling interoperability and management in virtual environments.
IT buyers say they plan to increase their investments in technology before the end of 2009, recent survey results show, as a noteworthy number of high-tech decision makers revealed they expect in the next six months to put more budget dollars into IT.
Budget dollars may be tight for most companies, but that doesn't mean enterprise IT departments can do without the technology skills, talent and certifications they need to better navigate a down economy.
More than 70% of information security professionals reported that they lost budget dollars in the past six months, but more than half said they think the worst is over.
Oracle's US$7.4 billion bid for Sun might win customer favor, industry watchers say, as the sum of the two companies' management technology portfolios will provide much greater value than the stand-alone parts.