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Is the 'Green' in Green IT dead?

In a number of recent client interactions with both enterprise IT end users and vendors, the question of “Is the ‘green’ in Green IT dead?” has come up.

November 17, 2008 by Doug Washburn


Addressing virtualization's achilles heel

The benefits of virtualization are quite obvious but when you start to really increase the density of virtual machines in order to maximize utilization suddenly it ain't such a simple proposition. The latest CPUs from AMD and Intel are more than up to the task of running 10-20 or more applications at a time.

November 16, 2008 by James Staten


What's he building in there?

Tom Waits fans know the title of this post as one of his pieces and one that was used in the Enron documentary "The Smartest Guys In the Room." There's a YouTube video of the Waits piece here, if you're interested.

October 29, 2008 by Chris Silva


Enterprise readiness of Cloud ratcheting up

It may just be time for enterprise customers to take a serious look at cloud computing. Major announcements in the past few days from Microsoft and Amazon have certainly signaled that the on-demand Internet computing model has staying power.

October 28, 2008 by James Staten


IBM Lotus gets into the Hosted Email game. Phew.

It is inevitable and welcome that a revitalized Lotus has launched a hosted email and calendar service.Inevitable because cloud-based email services are on the rise and IBM isn't going to miss out on that.

October 23, 2008 by Ted Schadler


CMIS: Boom Or Bust?

Some of you may have heard about the joint announcement from EMC, IBM, and Microsoft about the creation of Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS). The purpose of this proposed new standard?

October 21, 2008 by Stephen Powers


Symantec Goes Into The Cloud With Email Filtering

Symantec today announced its acquisition of MessageLabs, a 520-person UK-based email filtering and security vendor. Given the cost and hassles that information & knowledge management professionls (IKM Pros) have keeping email spam down to a dull roar and keeping viruses outside the firewall, this is a great move for Symantec.

October 8, 2008 by Ted Schadler