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The Next-Generation IT Help Desk is Achievable Today
Commentary  |  9/14/2017  | 
The new enterprise IT help desk features bots, cloud monitoring, and consolidated views into problems, and it can be implemented today.
12 DevOps Terms You Need to Know
Slideshows  |  9/13/2017  | 
Before taking that big step into DevOps, here are 12 core DevOps terms you'll want to understand.
How to Ensure a Successful OpenStack Deployment
Commentary  |  8/17/2017  | 
There are three keys to embarking on a successful OpenStack initiative.
An IT Revolution Approaches
Commentary  |  8/10/2017  | 
For all of the talk about IT playing a key role in innovation, those maintenance tasks that "keep the train running" don't leave much time for innovation.
Cloud Powers a Hybrid IT and New Digital Existence
Commentary  |  8/4/2017  | 
Enterprise data centers aren't going away soon, but the role of the cloud will expand rapidly in our personal and business lives.
Think AI, Clouds, Football, and Structure
Commentary  |  8/3/2017  | 
One of the challenges to innovation and adoption of emerging technologies is our reliance on classifying everything and everyone.
Cloud Technology Partners: Combat the Cloud Resistance
News  |  7/27/2017  | 
It might seem unlikely, but the sweeping change brought about by a cloud implementation sometimes breeds its own resistance.
Old Database Problems In a New Guise: As a Service
News  |  7/24/2017  | 
ScaleArc: If cloud services are the "white knight" sent to solve IT problems, then database as a service is going to fall short.
Not Easy To Get To Digital Transformation Jump-off Point
News  |  7/14/2017  | 
The Hackett Group has attempted to define how a company gets to the digital transformation stage in its latest statistical report.
10 IT Jobs That Will Be Done by AI
Slideshows  |  7/10/2017  | 
Artificial intelligence is already taking on some tasks that were previously performed by humans - but that doesn't necessarily mean you will soon be out of job.
Blockchain Moving Beyond Bitcoin
News  |  7/7/2017  | 
Experts expect to see the shared database technology securely managing transactions in areas ranging from real estate to digital.
A Lesson in Physics and Engineering for Data Center Efficiency
A Lesson in Physics and Engineering for Data Center Efficiency
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/7/2017  | 
Mitre's infrastructure team used physics, EU voltage standards, and cross-team collaboration to reduce their data center costs by 20%. Jim Treadway, Chief Engineer of Infrastructure for Mitre stopped by the InformationWeek News Desk at Interop ITX to talk the strategy that won 2nd place in the InformationWeek IT Excellence Awards infrastructure category.
Data Center Automation Advances Hybrid Cloud
News  |  7/6/2017  | 
Data center infrastructure management is a new form of automation, minimizing some legacy system drawbacks.
RIP, Systems Administrator, Welcome DevOps
Commentary  |  6/23/2017  | 
While the traditional sys admin role may fade away, those who are willing to change can take an exciting journey with cloud and DevOps.
Not Doing Big Data in the Cloud? Better Get There
News  |  6/23/2017  | 
Forrester Research says competitive advantage will follow big data analytics' move to the cloud; join in, or get left behind.
Alibaba Edges in as Microsoft, Amazon Grow Stronger
News  |  6/20/2017  | 
Gartner's 2017 Magic Quadrant for Infrastructure as a Service shows a newcomer, Chinese supplier Alibaba; Amazon maintains its leadership.
When an On-Premises, Public Cloud Might be Right for You
Commentary  |  6/19/2017  | 
There are several options for those companies that want a public cloud environment but also want to keep compute gear in house.
Hybrid Cloud Is Gathering Steam for Small, Medium Businesses
News  |  6/15/2017  | 
Harvard Business Review Analytics finds smaller enterprises gaining more from hybrid cloud than large enterprises.
Six Steps to Achieve the Joys of Serverless Architectures
Commentary  |  6/14/2017  | 
The are solid benefits in a move to a serverless architecture, but remember these six important considerations to undertake before going serverless.
Red Hat: Linux Handlers Can Learn To Manage OpenStack
Commentary  |  6/7/2017  | 
Red Hat cloud architect Julio Villarreal-Pelegrino says you don't need to know OpenStack to succeed at implementing it.
Harvard Business Publishing Cuts IT Costs 18% With Cloud Move
News  |  6/6/2017  | 
Director of IT Ken Griffin tells an Interop ITX audience there are savings on Amazon, provided you make it through the expensive, "migration bubble".
Cloud Power, Fear of Lock-in Grows Among IT Managers
News  |  6/2/2017  | 
Mary Meeker's Global Internet Trends: As the digital age expands, so does fear of technology lock-in by cloud vendors.
Shutterstock CIO on Leadership: Reduce the Cycle of Fear
News  |  5/31/2017  | 
Shutterstock grew so fast it needed to convert applications and move them into the Amazon cloud quickly; API-based development followed.
LinkedIn Leads Standardized Cloud Gear Alliance
News  |  5/25/2017  | 
A group of major backers has formed the Project19 Foundation to support standardized gear and networking across cloud data centers.
Harvey Nash/KPMG: CIOs See Role Becoming ‘More Strategic’
News  |  5/23/2017  | 
In its 19th annual survey, Harvey Nash/KPMG found CIOs preoccupied with making companies more digital, and expected to fill more strategic role.
Will Edge Computing Replace the Cloud?
Commentary  |  5/23/2017  | 
New technology breakthroughs plus the IoT are driving new interest in edge computing.
Under Pressure, IT May Need to Fail Fast With Some Projects
News  |  5/22/2017  | 
Lines of business want services fast; IT will need an investment budget that allows it to try to achieve desired solutions and sometimes fail.
On-Premises Workloads Require Higher Staff Investment Than Cloud
News  |  5/18/2017  | 
Nemertes analyst says research shows lower cost for cloud for some types of workloads; results are less clear for predictable, steady-state apps.
IT Outages, Who's Really at Fault?
Commentary  |  5/12/2017  | 
Systems do go down, and sometimes the cause seems obvious, but it may be too obvious. Employ root cause analysis methods to find the real cause of failure.
IT Must Alter Investments To Play in Digital Economy
Commentary  |  5/8/2017  | 
At Interop, Mark Tonsetic of CEB will discuss how your view of the digital future should start guiding IT investments.
Uptime Institute: Enterprise Server Footprint Flat or Shrinking
News  |  5/3/2017  | 
In its annual survey, the Uptime Institute finds enterprise cloud usage flat, even while the server footprint shrinks.
Luxury Fashion Finds Bigger Sales, Returns In Cloud
News  |  4/26/2017  | 
Net-A-Porter didn't know how much money it was leaving on the table when the Web site failed to keep up with traffic. New microservices captured it.
Walmart: Agility Enabled with React.js, Node.js
News  |  4/20/2017  | 
Alex Grigoryan needed to attack multiple fronts as he revamped the Walmart Web site; the answer was decentralized agile teams with Node.js.
Nemertes CIO Burke: Do You Know Your Cloud TCO?
News  |  4/19/2017  | 
It's not simple: Nemertes CIO John Burke to explain how to evaluate your TCO when using a cloud service and whether real savings are available.
What You Need to Know About Containers
News  |  4/14/2017  | 
Interop ITX will offer a day-long, Container Crash Course for those who want to learn more about containers' impact on enterprise operations.
Battle Intensifies To Become Cloud Hardware Leader
News  |  4/5/2017  | 
HPE and Cisco are joined by merged Dell EMC as big three contenders to supply cloud providers. Are white box manufacturers a threat?
Inscrutable Amazon Bill: Behind It, a $1 Million Savings
News  |  3/28/2017  | 
When Segment found its AWS bill going up unexpectedly, it did a deep dive to find the cause and realized a $1 million annual savings.
Maritz IT's Journey: From Sinkhole to Full Business Partner
News  |  3/23/2017  | 
Gerry Imhoff knew things had to change, but it would need to be a culture change, not a new generation of technology.
RightScale's State of Cloud: Cut Wasted Use
News  |  3/22/2017  | 
RightScale issued its sixth annual State of the Cloud report and found Docker a top DevOps tool, but concerns about 30% usage cloud waste.
Cloud Benefits: Liberty Group Tech Chief Knows What They Are
News  |  3/20/2017  | 
When The Liberty Group found increasing demand for its services in 2012, it rehired Rob Hiltbrand to take it to the cloud.
Integrate Serverless With Your On-Premise IT Operations
News  |  3/17/2017  | 
AbbVie architect Keith Townsend will discuss how serverless functions in the cloud can be meshed with IT operations on premises when he presents at Interop ITX.
A Cloud Move Means Big Changes for IT Operations
News  |  3/14/2017  | 
At Interop ITX, JP Morgenthal of CSC will describe what changes when it comes to operations management in a move to the cloud.
Red Hat Expert: OpenStack May Not Be As Complex As You Think
Commentary  |  3/6/2017  | 
Red Hat's principal cloud architect says you can get into OpenStack, one step at a time, accomplishing business objectives along the way.
Deploying Containers to the Cloud: Many Options
News  |  3/1/2017  | 
At Interop ITX 2017, a container deployment expert will demonstrate how users can select an option for moving containers to the cloud.
Evernote Completes Migration To Google, Data Center Shutdown
News  |  2/23/2017  | 
The online user content capture system, Evernote, has moved 2.9 PBs of data into the Google Cloud and shut down its primary data center.
How To Choose Between Virtual Desktop Deployment Models
Commentary  |  2/21/2017  | 
Many companies are turning to virtual desktops in the cloud to support end user computing, and they have multiple models to choose from.
Containers May Work With, Or In Place Of, Private Cloud
News  |  2/20/2017  | 
OpenStack is presented as a good container management environment; what if container managers can manage the infrastructure as well?
IT Budget Staying The Same? Here’s What To Do Differently In 2017
Commentary  |  2/15/2017  | 
If your IT budget is staying flat, there are techniques for getting more bang from the same bucks in a new age of IT.
Private Cloud Merits 2nd Look As Container Environment
News  |  2/14/2017  | 
Jonathan Bryce, executive director of the OpenStack Foundation, says Project Zun gives enterprise IT a new reason to reconsider OpenStack for private clouds.
Deloitte: These Emerging Technologies Will Play Critical Roles
News  |  2/13/2017  | 
Deloitte Consulting cites seven emerging technologies as critical to the future of IT: dark analytics, mixed reality and blockchain included.
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