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Most of the early uses of cloud IaaS were for small and medium–sized businesses and tactical Dev/Test environments. For enterprises the cloud as a critical environment for production apps was a pipe dream.  The hybrid cloud will change all of that this year as Microsoft (MSFT) and VMware (VMW) ...

Enterprises spend billions every year maintaining (and powering) duplicate racks and even entire data centers, solely for occasional potential use (in the event of an unforeseen outage or disaster). Required by law in many cases, it is probably one of the largest IT investments with among the lowest returns ...

Given the cybersecurity threats enterprise IT professionals face these days, IT departments are naturally looking for the best combination of information security options. If you are looking for a log management system to assist you in monitoring and responding to cybersecurity threats, LogRhythm is a product worth considering for your enterprise. Analyzing ...

IT (still)doesn't matter Do you remember a chap called Nicholas Carr?  No? Well in 2003 he published an influential Harvard Business Review article entitled: “IT doesn't matter.” His argument was that, like electricity, or train transport, or courier services, IT had reached a stage where other IT specialist suppliers did it better and cheaper ...

My last article on IT Specialist talked about “How to save 30% of IT costs”, and gave people some ideas they could implement that could give effect to that change. But it stikes me that I'm asking for too much change. So here's some thoughts on how to change ...

I’m sitting in St. Petersburg (Russia) on a clear morning after running an IT masterclass for a large group of CIOs. The main thrust of the masterclass related to how current IT trends will change forever the way we do IT, and in some cases how these trends ...

As part of IT Specialist's continued commitment to bring information on the latest technologies available to enterprise IT managers, we are pleased to introduce SkyHigh Networks. SkyHigh provides IT professionals a cloud management and visibility tool to mitigate the security risks of so-called "Shadow IT' cloud deployments in their enterprise. Given ...

The single biggest single trend within enterprise IT the last few years has been the move to the Cloud. Enterprises from the Fortune 500 to SMEs are increasingly moving their applications - if not their entire businesses - to the cloud. What many IT departments may be missing, however, are ...

As part of IT Specialist's series of profiles on innovative firms which we believe can assist IT managers better understand their job and industry, we are pleased to introduce BrightTALK. BrightTALK offers videos and webinars from businesses across a variety of sectors that help educate and inform communities of professionals. Joining ...

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