When the American Red Cross talks about mission-critical systems, it's referring to the blood supply that helps save lives. The non-profit organization manages 40% of the U.S.'s blood supply, so stability, reliability and tight security are of paramount concern, says DeWayne Bell, vice president of IT infrastructure and engineering.
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Who says storage can’t be sexy? It’s fast-paced, seeing revolutionary technological change, players are striving to innovate and meet customer’s ever-growing demands for escalating data, and it is adapting to the impact of the sexy business game-changers like Cloud computing and Big Data.
A select group of ARN's guests discussed the challenges for the channel in the now-mainstream Cloud world, and how businesses need to adapt - quickly.
The top focus for IT services spending in the coming 12 months will be spread across five key areas...
The liberal group Center for American Progress (CAP) advocates restricting the use of H-1B visas by offshore outsourcing firms. Its recommendations are designed to get offshore firms to hire more U.S. workers and curb their ability to move jobs offshore.
A selection of Westcon Group’s vendor partners sat alongside the distributions Asia-Pacific services and Cloud solutions director, Darryl Grauman, to negotiate the state of resellers in the current Cloud climate, and where small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) fit in its adoption.
In transitioning to the Cloud partners need to focus on strategy and place their bets: decide what role they want to play, either selling services, selling a third party XaaS offering, rebadging an offering, or building and running their own XaaS offering.
A managed service approach to application development and maintenance seems like a win-win for outsourcing customers and providers. But how do you make it work? Steven Kirz, principal with outsourcing consultancy Pace Harmon, talks about what a successful managed service deal looks like.
When most people who track the industry think of the Cloud computing market, big names like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google, Rackspace, Verizon Terremark and others come to mind. HP, Joyent, IBM and Dell even. But Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC)?
As CIOs try to make sense of the hype surrounding software-defined networks (SDNs) and their potential in data centers, some experts and vendors say IT leaders are looking for answers in all the wrong places.
This year's Oracle OpenWorld conference is still a couple of months away, but the vendor has already provided an ample sneak peek into what's in store for attendees of the show.
There's no doubt that the Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) market is crowded. In addition to the independent PaaS vendors, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) providers like Amazon have gotten into the game, as have traditional enterprise technology vendors. They won't all survive.
Sitting face-to-face with regional resellers in Queensland lets you catch a glimpse of the ‘smaller town’ mentality, where customer loyalty and old-fashioned service are paramount.
The battle of takeovers among Sprint Nextel, Dish Network, Clearwire and SoftBank has heated up as Clearwire's board recommended shareholders accept Dish's bid instead of Sprint's.
The Senate immigration bill's H-1B restrictions have clearly upset Indian firms. But sometimes being in a tough spot can prompt new ways of approaching problems. One firm is implementing software robots.
Oracle's unveiling of a batch of servers based on new Sparc processors marked what some analysts think is a step toward an expected standardizing of the vendor's two families of Unix servers onto a single chip architecture.
The CIO at ING Insurance in Japan explains how he provided a new vision and framework for improving the reputation and effectiveness of the IT department
Virtualization, cloud services and SaaS is making it much easier to shift IT infrastructure operations to service providers, and that is exactly what many users are doing.
Pandora and Rosetta Stone have embraced social business tools and the Cloud to cut costs, increase productivity and improve collaboration. Learn how these two companies overcame security concerns, gained executive buy-in and more.
China's plan to create a competitive outsourcing industry was hit with another blow last month with the release of a report that lay bare, in ways never seen before, the extent of the security risks of working in the country.
HCL and Cricket hackathon to give innovators the opportunity to participate in the next generation of player, fan, and community engagement
For many years now, the global prestige of cricket has also helped it become a hotbed for technology innovation. It is also better for spectators, who have enjoyed enhanced broadcasts through these technologies, as well as developments in data-gathering applications, camera technology, and the like.. Read more