Enterprise Infrastructure Management

  • April 28, 2005 28 Apr'05

    A CIO's guide to Microsoft negotiations

    Survivors -- and some winners -- of Microsoft software license negotiations share their cautionary tales.

  • April 21, 2005 21 Apr'05

    IBM shipping dual-core workstation, server

    IBM has unveiled its first dual-core server and workstation, bringing the x86 platform into the forefront of high-speed processing.

  • April 07, 2005 07 Apr'05

    A manager's guide to firewall logs

    Few IT managers bother to review firewall logs to stay informed about the security of their networks. They should.

  • March 31, 2005 31 Mar'05

    Microsoft further tightens security in Windows Server

    The first service pack for Windows Server 2003 shaves attack surfaces and offers other security enhancements.

  • March 30, 2005 30 Mar'05

    Intel makes its 64-bit splash

    The chipmaker releases a new line of 64-bit processors and says it's planning dual-core products for next year. Microsoft calls Intel's releases a "turbo charger" for its own 64-bit offerings.

  • March 24, 2005 24 Mar'05

    Dell offers new line of 32- and 64-bit servers

    The hardware maker's eighth generation of servers feature 64-bit processors tailored for the next version of Microsoft's SQL Server, as well as 64-bit Windows.

  • March 22, 2005 22 Mar'05

    Free Microsoft patch tool morphs, nears completion

    What was SUS, then WUS will now be known as WSUS. On Tuesday, a near-final form of Windows Server Update Services was made available for review.

  • March 22, 2005 22 Mar'05

    Adding Linux to your network: Which flavor do you want?

    Your team members want to start introducing Linux to your data center or network infrastructure. You're already running Windows. Is adding Linux worth it?

  • March 09, 2005 09 Mar'05

    Microsoft's next act -- service provider?

    The maker of Energizer batteries and Schick razors has dumped an unspecified number of employees so that Microsoft can run its IT operations. The move is a tantalizing signal that Redmond may join the IT services business.

  • March 01, 2005 01 Mar'05

    IT shouldn't be a compliance beast of burden

    It's a given that IT plays a critical role in complying with regulatory mandates. It's a serious mistake for an enterprise to expect IT to do it all.

  • March 01, 2005 01 Mar'05

    Preparing for a SOX audit

    If your number comes up for a Sarbanes-Oxley audit, don't panic. A compliance expert offers five tips to help IT administrators meet the challenge.

  • March 01, 2005 01 Mar'05

    Sarbanes-Oxley's Men in Black

    You might be surprised about who's really in charge of making sure that publicly traded companies are complying with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and other regulations that affect IT.

  • March 01, 2005 01 Mar'05

    Fear of an audit is the wrong motivator

    IT managers at the Philadelphia Stock Exchange had extensive experience in meeting government rules and regulations well before SOX and September 11.

  • March 01, 2005 01 Mar'05

    Compliance is shaking the money tree for IT

    Unlike the largely unnecessary Y2K spending spree, investments to meet the demands of government regulations like Sarbanes-Oxley are making it easier for businesses to see why IT matters.

  • February 25, 2005 25 Feb'05

    Security and Paris Hilton

    How can you use the example of the foolish heiress to spur security awareness for Bluetooth and mobile devices in your enterprise?