CIO Symmetry:

January, 2009

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January 30, 2009  6:59 PM

The Super Bowl and server virtualization: Don’t drop the ball!



Posted by: Kristen Caretta

Are you ready for some server virtualization? This year, the Super Bowl will be running on one of IBM's smallest systems, the BladeCenter S. The system will support security and credentialing for...

January 30, 2009  4:09 PM

Heartland ‘low and slow’ data breach not likely at SMBs?



Posted by: Linda Tucci
data breach, SMB security

Reporters hear this a lot when it comes to SMB security: The security risks facing small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are often identical to those at big companies, only different in scale. The spam and viruses coming through email are as much a plague on SMBs as they are on the big guys....


January 26, 2009  3:35 PM

Hyper-V update: Yes, it works with Linux



Posted by: mschlack
Hyper-V, Linux, SQL Server, System Center, Ubuntu, Virtualization, WSUS

The Hyper-V experiment continues. My three Server 2008 VMs are extremely stable -- no crashes at all, nine days continuous running. I made a number of restarts to address various upgrades and all three VMs came back automatically. Am also using a VM to test Windows 7, and no problems there...


January 22, 2009  6:42 PM

Shut up and tweet: Finding the business benefits of Twitter



Posted by: Kristen Caretta

I’ve succumbed to the call of the “tweet.” In the Web 2.0 checklist of the best, I can add Twitter to the short list with the likes of Facebook, LinkedIn and Yammer. And although the novelty still lingers, the whole thing seems like a lot of work. But is this constant...


January 16, 2009  3:15 PM

Is a Windows 7 migration inevitable for XP users?



Posted by: EditorAnne
migration, Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP support

So Windows 7 is out in beta. My colleague Mark Schlack took it for a test drive and wasn’t impressed (see Windows 7migration: First thoughts). Yet at some point,...


January 8, 2009  10:35 PM

Should midmarket companies have one virtualization environment?



Posted by: mschlack
Hyper-V, Virtualization

A lot of budget-strapped CIOs are going to be telling their systems and storage directors to take another look at consolidation this year. These days, consolidation means virtualization. Only recently, that mainly meant VMware ESX. That is still the weapon of choice for many...


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