IT Bookworm Blog:

April, 2009


April 30, 2009  5:00 AM

The Gathering Storm: Get your head into the clouds



Posted by: BrentSheets
CIO, Cloud computing, Data Center design, Meghan-Kiffer Press, Peter Fingar

Overview: "In Dot.Cloud: The 21st Century Business Platform, business strategy expert and former CIO Peter Fingar explains the main ideas of Cloud Computing in lay terms. Peter also does some old-fashioned reporting to bring together the ideas of the movers...

April 23, 2009  5:00 AM

Hardening a SQL Server implementation



Posted by: BrentSheets
Database security, Hilary Cotter, Ross Mistry, Sams Publishing, SQL Server, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server security

Overview: "If you need to deploy, manage, or secure Microsoft SQL Server 2008, this is the complete, fast-paced, task-based reference you've been searching for. Authored by a world-class expert on SQL Server in the enterprise, this book goes far beyond the...


April 16, 2009  5:00 AM

But aren’t Mainframes dead?



Posted by: BrentSheets
CICS, David Stephens, IBM zSeries, Longpela Expertise, Mainframe, z/OS

Overview: "Confused about zSeries Mainframes? Need to understand the z/OS operating system - and in a hurry? Then you've just found the book you need. Avoiding technical jargon, this book gives you the basic facts in clear, light-hearted, entertaining English....


April 14, 2009  5:00 AM

The department previously known as IT



Posted by: BrentSheets
CIO, IT/Business alignment, Mach Media, Peter Hinssen

Overview: "There is a fundamental dilemma in the world of IT: the technical challenges and opportunities have never been greater, but at the same time the role of IT and the role of the CIO has never been questioned more. The relationship between business and IT...


April 9, 2009  5:00 AM

Using SSH to automate system administration securely



Posted by: BrentSheets
Apress, Kirk Bauer, Linux, Linux administration, Nathan Campi, SSH

Overview: "This book is for Linux system administrators who want to learn about the software and methodology to automate repetitive tasks - regardless of network or datacenter size - in one place. System managers will also find it much easier to think about...


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