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  • October 13, 2005 13 Oct'05

    Finding mainframe skills you never knew about

    IBM's recent efforts to help companies cope with an aging workforce weren't aimed directly at mainframe pros, but they are a big part of that graying population. What skills do young IT pros need that they're not going to learn in college?

  • October 13, 2005 13 Oct'05

    Analyze this: Big Blue advises on pending brain drain

    Forecasters say a big chill is looming over the labor market, and the company has a new service to help customers cope with the inevitable loss of all those baby boomers.

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    Should you have a dedicated storage team?

    Members of dedicated storage teams need to have as much political savvy as they do IT know-how.

  • September 19, 2005 19 Sep'05

    VoIP turns up the heat on firewalls

    New research shows that many organizations are increasingly concerned about VoIP security and plan to augment their firewalls within the next year, changing the landscape of the firewall market.

  • September 19, 2005 19 Sep'05

    Converging voice, data easier than it seems

    Merging voice and data teams isn't always as painful as it seems. Experts offer advice for ensuring a successful transition.

  • September 14, 2005 14 Sep'05

    Server Specs: Egenera partners with Fujitsu Siemens

    Data center news: Blade vendor Egenera goes global with Fujitsu Siemens; IT vendors continue to bang the drum for RFID; vendors spend money making money.

  • August 30, 2005 30 Aug'05

    IBM extends support for BRIC open source startups

    Believing that the future of IT innovation will happen overseas, Big Blue is hoping to get a leg up on the competition by offering emerging market partners free support.

  • August 23, 2005 23 Aug'05

    Alien crosstalk still a threat to data centers

    As cabling becomes more densely packed, the threat of electromagnetic disruption caused by alien crosstalk is getting worse, despite new cabling solutions designed to keep it out of the data center.

  • August 23, 2005 23 Aug'05

    Blue Gene Watson ready to roll

    IBM announced an agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy this week to make its Blue Gene Watson supercomputer available for scientific projects in October.

  • August 03, 2005 03 Aug'05

    Supercomputers come off the shelf, skills don't

    As high performance computing moves into the commercial sector, data center pros struggle to keep up with the skill sets necessary to take advantage of the new HPC paradigm. Experts say invest in yourself and your IT staff's education.

  • July 18, 2005 18 Jul'05

    New self-help tool could save data center staffers time, money

    IBM partner Datawatch recently unveiled a new tool, built on WebSphere, designed to help employees answer IT questions -- without asking IT for help.

  • June 20, 2005 20 Jun'05

    Have certifications lost their luster?

    Certifications may look good on a resume, but real hands-on experience is what will get you that pay raise, according to a new report.

  • June 16, 2005 16 Jun'05

    IBM launches Watson Blue Gene

    Big Blue's supercomputing team recently announced the deployment of Watson Blue Gene, a machine IBM says is the world's most powerful privately owned supercomputer.

  • June 02, 2005 02 Jun'05

    Data center manager wanted: Communication skills required

    Data center managers with technical backgrounds need to pick up soft skills like communication and business competence to manage IT systems in the on-demand environment.

  • May 17, 2005 17 May'05

    IT -- from pinch hitter to player

    At the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in San Francisco Monday, Gartner said successful IT staffs have to contribute to growth, not just enable operations.

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