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The rise of cloud computing has put new and different demands on data center capacity. Powered by smaller chips like the ones in mobile devices, microservers have emerged to help meet the needs of 'scaling out' and to produce servers that are lower cost and lower power.

The hottest device in the enterprise remains the tablet. Executives have pushed for them, IT departments have accommodated them, and users continue to clamor for them. Are they a fad or game-changer? We examine the productivity benefits, opportunities, and myths.

Why do many boards leave IT security primarily to security technicians, and why can’t techies convince their boards to spend scarce cash on protecting stakeholder information? We offer guidance on how to close the IT security governance gap.

Microsoft support for Windows XP officially ends on April 8, 2014. After that date there will be no new security updates, non-security hotfixes, and no free or paid support options for XP. Here are resources from ZDNet and TechRepublic to help you navigate the transition.

The rise of big data and the demand for real-time information is putting more pressure than ever on enterprise storage. We look at the technologies that enterprises are using to keep up, from SSDs to storage virtualization to network and data center transformation.

The Consumer Electronics Show sets the stage for the trends that will shape the next year in tech. We filter the most important CES stories that matter for professionals and businesses. For 2014, we're especially watching the consumerization of IT, wearable computing, and the Internet of Things.

After 13 years as Microsoft’s CEO, 33-year veteran Steve Ballmer has passed the torch to Satya Nadella. Ballmer has had a lasting impact on Microsoft, its partners, customers and competitors. Here’s a look back at his lasting legacy.

The Edward Snowden revelations have rocked governments, global businesses, and the technology world. When we look back a decade from now, we expect this to be the biggest story of 2013 and the one with lasting impact. Here is our perspective on the still-unfolding implications along with IT security and risk management best practices that technology leaders can put to good use.

As we approach the holiday season, ZDNet takes a look back at very best tech stories and features of 2013. From phones and tablets, wearable technology, security and law, and unearthing the vast scale of U.S. government surveillance. This year has seen it all.

It's no secret that the CIO is losing influence in today's corporate world as other executives gain more control over technology decision-making. Can CIOs transform themselves from infrastructure jockeys into digital symphony conductors, or will other executives become the most influential voices in tech?