September, 2010


September 30, 2010  6:46 PM

Managing expectations for DR in a virtual server environment

Posted by: 4Laura
CIO, Disaster recovery, virtual DR, virtual server environment, Virtualization

We've been looking at evolving technology strategies around disaster recovery in a virtual server environment this week at, but some of the best advice I...

September 29, 2010  6:29 PM

Is the CIO role ‘redundant and glorified?’

Posted by: Linda Tucci
CIO role, IT and business alignment

I heard from a reader recently that Chief Idiot Officer, not Chief Information Officer, is a more apt descriptor for CIOs he's dealt with. Harsh. The scathing note was in response to my recent story, "

September 23, 2010  5:23 PM

CIOs’ list of demands for public cloud providers

Posted by: Christina Torode
CIO, Cloud computing, cloud services, cloud uptime, Disaster recovery, public cloud, risk management, Security

Transferring data outside your four walls, particularly over the Internet, is not an appealing prospect to many CIOs. But cloud uptime? Now that is an even larger trust issue...

September 16, 2010  8:53 PM

A reader laments the performance of virtual desktop infrastructure

Posted by: 4Laura
CIO, desktop virtualization, VDI, VDI ROI, virtual desktop infrastructure, Virtualization

To hear the prophets tell it, virtualization -- of both the server and the desktop -- is inevitable. VMware says we're at the tipping point -- a point in time...

September 15, 2010  5:00 PM

Business productivity and cost reduction No. 1 concern in CIO survey

Posted by: Linda Tucci
CIO, CIO leadership, CIO management

Think the Great Recession is over? Not for CIOs. For the second year running, business productivity and cost reduction was the No. 1 concern of CIOs, CTOs and IT executives in the annual CIO survey from the Society for Information Management -- and by a wide margin, according to Jerry...

September 9, 2010  8:46 PM

Women in IT band together at VMworld 2010

Posted by: 4Laura
CIO, virtual infrastructure, women in IT

Navigating the crowded halls of VMworld 2010 in San Francisco last week, I couldn't help feeling drawn to the signage developed for this year's event: "Virtual Clouds, Actual Roads. " The backdrop image...

September 8, 2010  2:12 PM

Meditating on Harvard’s mobile strategy, Eric Schmidt and “Lost”

Posted by: Linda Tucci
Android, IFA 2010, mobility, smartphones

Harvard in the palm of your hand! Just in time for the start of classes, the most Ivy-ed of the ivory towers has launched a mobile initiative that delivers university content -- campus maps, the course catalog, a people directory, news and...

September 2, 2010  5:45 PM

ITIL books don’t mix with cloud? ‘A massive cop-out,’ ITIL guru says

Posted by: Linda Tucci
Cloud computing, ITIL


The IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) books -- 30 years in the making and regarded by many as the industry's bible for managing IT services -- do not at first...

September 1, 2010  6:58 PM

VMware luminaries say virtualized environments lead to IT as a Service

Posted by: 4Laura
CIO, IT as a service, private cloud, public cloud, virtualized platfroms, VMworld

Hall D in San Francisco's Moscone Center was an electric mecca this week, as tens of thousands of IT professionals gathered to hear VMware Inc. luminaries discuss the future of IT as a Service at the VMworld keynote session. Upbeat music pulsed as the techies took their seats, and three giant...


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