Cloud // Cloud Storage
01:31 PM
Doug Henschen
Doug Henschen
Connect Directly
The 5 Keys for Dealing with an Email-Borne Ransomware Attack
Nov 30, 2016
Email-borne ransomware attacks are on the rise. An average of +4,000 ransomware incidents have occ ...Read More>>

12 Enterprise IT Resolutions For 2012

From taking mobile to the next level to preparing for a hybrid cloud world, we offer a dozen suggestions for moving toward progressive IT.
11 of 12

IBM, HP, and Sun might not like the profit margins in the commodity x86 server business, but powered by ever more powerful chips, this class of servers has steadily moved up into the data-processing big leagues. x86 systems now account for 95% of server unit shipments. Data warehousing and analytic workloads, for instance, are now completely dominated by x86, with companies scaling out on dozens, scores, or even hundreds of inexpensive servers, rather than scaling up on pricey RISC-based boxes.

High-end transaction processing is still a relatively safe haven for proprietary RISC-based servers, but top-of-the-line x86 servers and emerging NoSQL options like Cassandra are showing the way toward powerful and highly available commodity-server deployments for mission-critical and data-intensive transaction processing.

Recommended Reading

Get Close To Customers Through Social Media

Office 365 Vs. Google Apps: Top 10 Enterprise Concerns

Microsoft Upgrades Flagship ERP Suite

Web Vs. Native Development: There's No Winner

Hadoop Spurs Big Data Revolution

12 Top Big Data Analytics Players

IT And Marketing: How Digital Media's Changing The Relationship

Research: 2012 BI and Information Management Trends

10 Lessons Learned By Big Data Pioneers

11 of 12
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Leo Regulus
Leo Regulus,
User Rank: Apprentice
12/27/2011 | 8:28:49 PM
re: 12 Enterprise IT Resolutions For 2012
New Year's Resolutions

No Smoking, No Drinking, No Shoveling Snow and NO SLIDE SHOWS!
Google in the Enterprise Survey
Google in the Enterprise Survey
There's no doubt Google has made headway into businesses: Just 28 percent discourage or ban use of its productivity ­products, and 69 percent cite Google Apps' good or excellent ­mobility. But progress could still stall: 59 percent of nonusers ­distrust the security of Google's cloud. Its data privacy is an open question, and 37 percent worry about integration.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
Top IT Trends to Watch in Financial Services
IT pros at banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations are focused on a range of issues, from peer-to-peer lending to cybersecurity to performance, agility, and compliance. It all matters.
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
Join us for a roundup of the top stories on for the week of October 9, 2016. We'll be talking with the editors and correspondents who brought you the top stories of the week to get the "story behind the story."
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Flash Poll