CIO Symmetry:

December, 2010

December 21, 2010  5:23 PM

Mobile workforce shrinking the bricks-and-mortar workplace

Scot Petersen Scot Petersen Profile: Scot Petersen

A few weeks ago, a colleague of mine toured the halls of a major technology vendor, only to find them virtually deserted. Corporate holiday or off-site meeting? No, just the usual number of people working remotely or from home offices. It's not surprising that as the

December 16, 2010  8:31 PM

Forget virtual machine management — go to the cloud

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

There are still many IT shops that have not virtualized the majority of their servers. Many still haven’t moved virtual machines (VMs) to a production environment yet. In fact, some may sidestep deploying their own virtual machines altogether. Why not buy virtual machine infrastructure as a...

December 10, 2010  2:23 PM

Asset inventory sheds light on lack of virtual machine management

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

When one of Mark Bowker’s clients went to do an IT asset inventory, they couldn’t count how many virtual machines they had … because they couldn’t see them. Bowker, an analyst with Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) in Milford, Mass., shared this story as we were talking about IT shops’...

December 2, 2010  4:50 PM

How do you know if your SaaS provider is healthy? Here’s the scoop

Linda Tucci Linda Tucci Profile: Linda Tucci

How do you know if your SaaS provider is a good choice? A session at the recent MIT Sloan CFO Summit provided some insight that might prove useful the next time you're...

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