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Biggest security threats are from inside: survey

The 1979 film "When a Stranger Calls" portrayed the terror-filled night of a young woman fielding prank and increasingly threatening calls that climaxed when the police determined "the calls are coming from inside the house." Today IT security execut...

VMware, MS battle over virtualization management

Microsoft's release this week of Hyper-V means there's one more hypervisor in the game -- and one more reason management capabilities will play a large part in determining which vendor will win long-term customer favor by providing the tools to optim...

7 side effects of sloppy virtualization

IT professionals may initially be awestruck by the promises of virtualization, but Gartner analysts warn that awe could turn into upset when organizations start to suffer from seven nasty side effects.

Virtual goo

Virtualization is a superhero among technologies, transforming static, brittle data centers into dynamic, flexible resource pools and giving IT an easy way to cut costs, improve services and expand operations beyond the limits of the physical world. ...

What's new from HP

HP introduces increased automation capabilities and advanced integration across multiple applications in three major software suites.

IBM software chief talks automation

Stronger data center management and automation technologies are on tap from IBM's software group, which is headed by Senior Vice President and group executive Steve Mills. Last week at IBM's Pulse conference, Mills sat down with Denise Dubie to discu...

Getting to grips with virtual server sprawl

Letting the number of virtual machines grow exponentially could cost an organisation thousands of dollars in redundant servers and underutilised resources, is the predictable warning from virtual server management start-up Embotics.

Women in IT thank mums for encouragement

Not just professional athletes and actors thank their mothers for helping them succeed. Women in IT also credit their mums for making them realise they could conquer any career -- even the male-dominated high-tech industry.

IT pays homage to mothers

Troubleshooting performance problems, configuring routers or responding to help-desk calls might not bring images of mum to everyone's mind, but network managers say that without applying key lessons learned from their mothers, they couldn't have suc...

SYS rounds out six-pack of freeware at Interop

The saying suggests that what happens in Las Vegas should stay in Vegas, but when Interop attendees get back home they might want to download a handful of free network management tools set to be on display this week at the conference.

IBM research aims to automate virtual, cloud computing

IBM on Wednesday launched a collaborative research initiative with two US universities Big Blue says could ultimately deliver software applications that enable self-managing virtual data centers and automation in cloud computing environments.

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