Enterprise Infrastructure Management

  • October 02, 2006 02 Oct'06

    IT must keep close eye on growing SaaS

    Software as a service is on the rise. And, it makes sense for IT administrators to know which applications are entering their lines of business because, more than ever, they are likely to involve IT.

  • September 27, 2006 27 Sep'06

    IT execs lack confidence in their DR plans

    Despite the growing number of companies that say they have disaster recovery plans in place, many of those same executives say they have little confidence that those plans will be effective if tested.

  • September 19, 2006 19 Sep'06

    IT admins get help minding remote users

    With the number of mobile users growing every year, new features are in demand to help desperate IT managers keep tabs on wireless devices. New features from Exchange Server 2003's SP2 provide some remote relief.

  • September 13, 2006 13 Sep'06

    Intel hardware improves PC self-management

    Manageable hardware from Intel has improved how desktops and other portable devices can be more proactive in terms of monitoring their own health.

  • September 13, 2006 13 Sep'06

    Open source stacks move into critical operations

    IT managers must understand the changing dynamic of open source software stacks if they hope to benefit from flexibility and vendor independence down the road, says analyst Raven Zachary.

  • September 12, 2006 12 Sep'06

    New Longhorn CTP released

    Longhorn Server hit a minor milestone last week with the release of the August Community Technical Preview.

  • September 06, 2006 06 Sep'06

    Microsoft, Cisco release NAP/NAC roadmap

    Microsoft and Cisco released plans on just how they would make their competing security architectures interoperable. A private beta will start later this year.

  • August 29, 2006 29 Aug'06

    Google eyes a home in the enterprise

    Later this year, Google will offer a desktop collaboration suite for enterprise users. Will IT shops bite?

  • August 29, 2006 29 Aug'06

    Vista pricing goes public

    Prices are posted for Microsoft Windows Vista courtesy of But users will likely pay more after they factor in hardware and other software.

  • August 28, 2006 28 Aug'06

    Microsoft tweaks legacy software support program

    Microsoft has restructured its custom support program for those who choose to patch products forever.

  • August 24, 2006 24 Aug'06

    The disadvantages of outsourcing your IT environment

    While outsourcing can certainly prove to be a benefit to managing your Windows network, it is not without its disadvantages. Expert Mark Arnold breaks down some of the downsides of outsourcing that every manager should be aware of.

  • August 24, 2006 24 Aug'06

    Blades, Windows rank as practical choices in IT shops

    A TIP study shows that IT managers are practical when it comes to using blades and picking server operating systems.

  • August 23, 2006 23 Aug'06

    Microsoft and Citrix woo IT with branch combo

    IT managers in branch offices and midsized companies are getting lots of love from Microsoft in the form of integrated packages. This time the company is teaming up with Citrix to develop a branch appliance.

  • August 14, 2006 14 Aug'06

    Multi-core CPUs, virtualized servers complicate software licensing

    Trends such as multi-core processors and virtualized servers are creating a new set of challenges for IT managers when it comes to licensing software.

  • August 10, 2006 10 Aug'06

    The benefits of outsourcing your IT services

    Hiring an outsourcer to take over some of your IT operations is a concern for many managers, but expert Mark Arnold says while it might change your daily life, it won't change everything.