IT is the epicenter of your company's nervous system. Capacity planning can keep it healthy. We examine planning methods and highlight their pitfalls.
IT managers look to better tools, including self-service retrieval for employees
Explore how companies can conquer issues associated with IT complexity and achieve success in their architecture initiatives through the appropriate mix of people, process, and technology.
Flickr Architect Cal Henderson provides a snapshot of the popular photo-sharing Web site and its beginnings.
Will 2006 be the year of endpoint security? A number of network-access-control approaches are finally coming to fruition.
As the first month of 2006 comes to a close, our curmudgeon of a storage analyst finds several companies deserve praise for their storage efforts.
Organizations may see service-enablement, and the next generation of SLAs, as a chance to improve the responsiveness and dynamism of their IT departments.
It’s worth remembering how much the employment outlook has improved in the last half decade—and how far we have still to go
Using grid computing to share processing power
across a network is still rare, but standards bodies are
getting on board.
With information security increasingly a boardroom-level concern, job prospects continue to be good, according to a new study. Training and certification are becoming increasingly important for candidates and companies alike.
Users expect search engines to meet the Google standard for ease-of-use and effectiveness, and that’s driving the business in embedded search add-ons.
Some organizations are launching tightly controlled
rollouts that, although not transforming the enterprise,
are delivering concrete benefits.
"New tools for an emerging class of app developers, who will create the B-school policies that drive SOAs, promise to help orgs mediate services and monitor their networks."
Online service providers such as eBay, Amazon,
Google and Yahoo have recognized the bottomline
value third-party app developers can bring
to their platforms.
Many of the problem-solving techniques such as adaptive learning and rule-based inferencing that power artificial intelligences and expert systems have gone mainstream.
For many programmers,
Rational Unified Process conjures up images of suits dashing around carrying three-ring binders bulging with forms, templates and checklists.
On paper, enterprise content management vendors have all the pieces needed to deliver integrated content
management, but the simplicity, functionality and elegance found in the different modules can be uneven, says one analyst.
Processor speed continues to increase according to Moore's Law, but application developers still need to worry about performance. Use performance analysis data to seek out code that executes slowly and examine the reasons why.
COBOL is here to stay. It’s become UNICODE—compliant, object oriented and XML friendly. It participates in MDA,calls Web services natively and wraps itself in Java. Some mainframe shops are even deploying COBOL apps on Linux.
This article is an excerpt from the book Performance Dashboards: Measuring, Monitoring, and Managing Your Business by Wayne W. Eckerson, director of research and services at The Data Warehousing Institute, a worldwide association of data warehousing and business intelligence professionals.