Throughout 2009, our midmarket CIO briefings from SearchCIO-Midmarket.com have covered strategic IT topics to keep our readers abreast of the important IT initiatives and developments during these recessionary times. Here, we pull together the top five IT topics of 2009 based on reader interest and feedback.
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The big virtual desktop vendors -- Citrix Systems, VMware and Microsoft -- get all the attention, but individual requirements may lead an IT manager to choose from among the many other companies that sell this software -- often at lower prices and with good results.
The last thing Vogels wants is to start twisting and turning the Amazon cloud into something that can meet the arcane requirements of every regulation. If the sensible approach Amazon has taken isn't good enough, then look for a different service. And it's my bet that you'll find one. Federal, state, finance, pharma--you name it and someday there will be a sector-specific cloud for it.
by Jon Gordon
As a student of people and ideas I have to admit that what two guys are doing in a Northeast Florida Starbucks is absolutely genius.
Rackspace is seeing growth in its cloud computing business at the same time the company’s traditional managed hosting operation acquires more of an up-market tone. But exactly how much has RackSpace’s cloud grown? And where is it going next? Here’s a look at the company’s strategy.
VMware may rule the server virtualization market today, but its VMware View 4 virtual desktop software falls short when compared with Citrix Systems' XenDesktop 4 in terms of flexibility, capabilities and delivery, according to many experts.
Cloud vendors are touting their storage offerings. IT leaders are intrigued, but wary.
The coalition -- along with processor maker Intel -- also announced that it is starting up a new, shared-equity company called Acadia to handle the specifics of marketing the new vBlock systems.
Project Managers are certainly both artists and scientists though not in the context in which we know these words. Project Managers apply a science using art.
Research chip said to be 10x to 20x more powerful than chips in today's multicore family. Virtualization, especially application and desktop virtualization, are going to leverage the heck out of these things.