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  • Storage magazine

    Storage magazine keeps IT and storage managers up to date on new storage technologies, and how those techs can meet emerging business requirements.

  • Modern Infrastructure

    Modern Infrastructure covers the convergence of technologies -- from cloud computing to virtualization to mobile devices -- and the impact on data centers.


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  • Intrusion detection and prevention: IT decision center

    Intrusion detection and intrusion prevention systems (IDS/IPS) help to identify potential threats and to launch a swift response to defend your network. There are many factors to take into account when choosing IDS/IPS products, and this Decision Center series lays them out. It also provides critical questions to ask vendors, offers insight on how to match product features to your particular requirements, and challenges vendors in the IDS/IPS space to present the facts on their offerings.

  • Enterprise Hadoop: Ready for prime time?

    Many vendors are pitching Hadoop as the foundation for enterprise data management environments that delivers information and insights to business users and serves as a hub for other data systems and applications. In the era of big data, the case for Hadoop is strong: Hadoop provides a cost-effective way to ingest, store and process large volumes of multi-structured data. With Hadoop, organizations can store all data in its original format and provide a system of record for the enterprise. Even more, they can bring the applications to Hadoop and process the data in place.

    But does reality square with the promise today? Are companies willing to trust their enterprise data to Hadoop? The big question is whether Hadoop is ready to support enterprise-scale, production environments where data can't be corrupted or inconsistent. Does Hadoop have adequate management, monitoring, backup, recovery and security features? What are the major gaps today and what are vendors doing to plug the holes? At what point can companies trust production computing environments to Hadoop? This report, based on a comprehensive survey of business intelligence professionals and interviews with experts in the field, addresses these questions.


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  • Making a business case for HCM software implementation

    As companies strive to maximize their investments, many are considering human capital management (HCM) technology to help manage the workforce -- often their largest expense. But achieving the purported benefits of HCM systems -- lower turnover costs, for example -- is not easy. Disconnected systems, ancient human resources’ processes and a constantly changing workforce can keep companies from succeeding at human capital management initiatives.

    Written by veteran IT journalist Sue Hildreth, this three-part guide puts a spotlight on HCM applications in the enterprise. For IT managers, the first step toward implementation means building a business case for investment in human capital management software. Several things make that a challenge, but chief among them is convincing executives that a change in software will help the bottom line. That takes a strong argument and even stronger financial figures, Hildreth writes.

    Next, it’s time to decide between software-as-a-service and on-premises HCM systems. According to some analysts, SaaS systems are easier to manage and relieve IT departments of maintenance headaches. Choosing the right one -- along with applying some basic planning and data cleansing processes -- will put organizations on the path to HCM success.

  • The effect of SOX on corporate governance and IT operations

    Compliance mandates established by the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act, or SOX, are not new, but many organizations still grapple with the myriad effects of SOX on corporate governance and IT operations. In this SearchCompliance handbook, we explore the data management implications of SOX and how public organizations can comply and thrive.

    In the first piece, former CIO Harvey Koeppel reviews some of the best practices an enterprise can undertake toward creating a SOX-compliant data governance strategy and policy. In the second piece, expert contributor Jeffrey Jenkins explains how a management strategy centered around SOX compliance can bolster IT security as well as overarching business operations. In the third piece, former security officer Judith M. Myerson lays out four steps to streamline data retention requirements in order to consolidate information management and remain SOX-compliant.