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  • February 15, 2006 15 Feb'06

    SHARE promotes mainframer makeover

    Call it a performance upgrade. IBM mainframe user group SHARE is pushing its members to cultivate social skills in a shifting industry.

  • January 24, 2006 24 Jan'06

    User group chief gives views through Windows

    As a Windows expert and current chairman of the Boston Area Windows Server User Group, Dan Stolts hears and sees just about everything that comes along involving Microsoft's enterprise technologies. Stolts has led former lives as a programmer, a ...

  • January 24, 2006 24 Jan'06

    Feature: Companies tuning out critical alerts

    Like a barking dog or leaky faucet, network pros are tuning out alerts from monitoring and analysis tools because of how many false-positives and non-critical warnings they receive.

  • January 17, 2006 17 Jan'06

    Encompass: Bringing HP users into the fold

    As user groups go, Encompass, the largest and most active user group for Hewlett-Packard users, has a colorful past. The group has been plagued with buyouts and sellouts and a bit of an identity crisis. But Kristi Browder, the group's current ...

  • January 12, 2006 12 Jan'06

    Sun-Oracle renew their vows

    Grid computing for capacity on demand and Java form the heart of lovefest between CEOs Larry Ellison and Scott McNealy.

  • January 11, 2006 11 Jan'06

    Oracle and Sun tie the knot

    Oracle and Sun yesterday renewed their vows of collaboration and detailed their plan to give Microsoft .NET a Java-based run for its money.

  • January 03, 2006 03 Jan'06

    Linux, security skills projected hot skills for 2005

    IT workers looking to improve their standing in the job market should look to open source, Web services and security-related skill and certification sets, according to recent research.

  • January 03, 2006 03 Jan'06

    COBOL skills needed in the future

    There is just too much of this code out there to ignore, and future programmers would do well to cash in on the coming COBOL knowledge pool shortage.

  • December 26, 2005 26 Dec'05

    2006 outlook: Open source, offshoring, Web 2.0

    Former TechTarget editor-in-chief Paul Gillin predicts the top 10 technology trends for 2006, including open source, Web 2.0, blogging, offshoring and convergence.

  • December 15, 2005 15 Dec'05

    IT veterans' wish list for 2006

    According to Robert Rosen, president of the mainframe user group SHARE, IT pros want more accountability from vendors and ISPs -- and a break to absorb all the change that's taken place.

  • December 13, 2005 13 Dec'05

    Are single-platform databases in your future?

    As databases get more alike and all of them add the capability to pull data from multiple sources, sometimes it's simpler to deal with other problems by moving everything to a single platform.

  • December 12, 2005 12 Dec'05

    New certifications will become reality in 2006

    Exams, curricula and processes for revamped certs will begin to appear in 2006 as the program expands for Vista, Exchange 12 and Office 12. Can IT pros find time for them?

  • November 30, 2005 30 Nov'05

    Flexible skill set key to keeping your job

    Due to a shift in the way companies view IT, employees are going to have to focus on versatility through the end of the decade, according to a new Gartner study.

  • November 23, 2005 23 Nov'05

    Big Blue pushes SOA education

    According to analyst reports, IBM is leading the vendor charge toward service-oriented architecture. The best way to increase adoption is to increase education, which is something Big Blue is addressing in its user groups.

  • November 21, 2005 21 Nov'05

    Patching the patch process

    Customers may complain about vendor patch processes, but producing and testing a security fix may be more complicated than many realize.

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