IT managers are being challenged to develop a strategy to handle the increasing demands for data storage. Applications are becoming more complex and storage needs typically double every 18-24 months.
You may want to look at the new HP StorageWorks 9100 Extreme Data Storage System.
Extreme is just what it offers.
The platform consists of an HP BladeSystem chassis with … [Read More...]
As IT systems and services grow so does the need for an expanded IT Help Desk to support them. If you find you are outgrowing your present call support system one solution is a virtual call center software suite such as the one by Five9. It allows you to operate a best-in-class call center without the expense of in-house equipment.
USCB a medical and financial receivables … [Read More...]
Security managers often end up being the bad guy when they delay a project. The reason is they are not fully consulted or included in the project. To avoid delays security managers should be included in the project life-cycle management process from the beginning.
Mathias Thurman a security manager by trade came up with 13 criteria that dictate whether a project needs … [Read More...]
Overwhelmed by trying to organize your email? Xobni offers a new way to organize and search your Outlook email. It creates profiles for each person that emails you. These profiles contain relationship statistics, contact information, social connections, threaded conversations, and shared attachments.
Xobni (inbox spelled backwards, pronounced zob-nee) is a free Outlook … [Read More...]
Get Connected TV takes a less nerdy look at understanding technology for home and business. They offer in-depth reviews, tips and how-to segments on the newest technology products.
From their web site you can view the last 5 TV shows and listen to the Podcasts of their radio show. They also offer Podcasts and RSS feeds for both the TV and radio shows.
The last TV shows … [Read More...]
Lab Rats TV hosted by Sean Carruthers and Andy Walker offer a source of free technology related videos. They cover a wide variety of topics, but seem to be aimed at hardware and software technology.
Both instructional and sometimes entertaining, they offer some good how-to related videos. Here are some examples of interest to IT Service Depot managers and … [Read More...]
IT Operations professionals are faced with the constant worry of threats such as IT outages, power failures, and disasters. During challenging financial times IT Operations is finding it more difficult to secure the funding needed for disaster recovery from management.
Disaster recovery preparedness can run into millions of dollars depending of the level of continuity you … [Read More...]
Close to 71 percent of U.S. retailers are turning to a broad set of virtualization solutions as way to save money, maximize space and gain better control of their IT infrastructures according to Microsoft's "Virtualization in Retail Survey 2008". … [Read More...]
A project goes wrong. A flaw was missed. A product was released into production that has caused many problems. Who is to blame?
"Well it wasn't me!"
"We did our part!"
"I told them this would happen!"
"Not my problem!"
Too often the blame game is started. People are more concerned about covering their collective rear ends than the mistake. Often extraordinary … [Read More...]
CIO.com has partnered with the LinkedIn professional network site to offer new features. On LinkedIn this includes an exclusive CIO group of more than 800 hand-picked IT professionals.
Other features include:
See existing or create new connections to companies covered in CIO.com articles by clicking on the blue "in" logo.
Connections with the CIO Wanted career … [Read More...]
On February 19, 2008 technology writer Omar Gallaga participated in an episode of the National Public Radio (NPR) show "All Things Considered". The topic of the show was David Allen's Getting Things Done method to increase productivity at work and at home.
For those not familiar with GTD, since being published in 2001 as a self-help book, it has grown into a near cult … [Read More...]
SYS Technologies has released their latest free network management gadget, dVUE6 Lighthouse. dVUE 6 Lighthouse is a graphical syslog monitor that shows the availability and alarm status of the five most alarmed devices on your network.
dVUE 6 Lighthouse converts syslog security levels into color-coded alarm levels. It pings the devices every 15 seconds and changes the … [Read More...]