Data center jobs and staffing and professional development

  • September 19, 2006 19 Sep'06

    Server specs: CA updates Unicenter NSM

    CA updates Unicenter NSM; Splunk launches version 2.1; and more data center news.

  • September 12, 2006 12 Sep'06

    Afcom Fall 2006: Reporter's notebook

    Bruce Shaw, head of marketing for Advanced Micro Devices, gave the keynote address at the Afcom conference in Orlando on Monday. He spoke of the problem of power consumption in the data center, and how the industry must band together to solve it.

  • August 31, 2006 31 Aug'06

    HP user group to focus on data center consolidation

    Last year the HP Technology Forum, put on by HP and user group Encompass, was relocated at the last minute due to Hurricane Katrina. Attendees this year can expect less turmoil and a focus on HP's data center consolidation project.

  • August 28, 2006 28 Aug'06

    Server Specs: BMC updates batch management software

    BMC updates Control-M batch management software; APC touts data center test drives; SPEC releases new server performance benchmark.

  • August 21, 2006 21 Aug'06

    Share Baltimore mainframe conference: Reporter's notebook

    Aside from the normal technical-based sessions, the Share mainframe conference touched on the next generation of mainframers, morning jogs and social aptitude.

  • August 14, 2006 14 Aug'06

    Server Specs: Cisco invests in secretive data center startup

    Cisco invests in secretive data center startup; IBM teams up with Pace for mainframe training; Data center growth continues in the Pacific Northwest.

  • June 16, 2006 16 Jun'06

    Server Specs: Gates to relinquish day-to-day duty

    At a surprise press conference, Microsoft announced that chairman and chief software architect Bill Gates will be taking a reduced role in the company in July 2008.

  • May 11, 2006 11 May'06

    Mainframe labor pool bolstered by IBM contest

    Mainframes have proven in some environments to be irreplaceable, but the labor force for the venerable platform is waning. IBM is trying to help shops offset the fade.

  • March 16, 2006 16 Mar'06

    AFCOM president raps about upcoming DCW conference

    With Data Center World (DCW) 2006 just around the corner, recently chatted with AFCOM President Jill Eckhaus, who touched on some topics on the docket for next week in Atlanta: standardization, temperature control, disaster ...

  • March 09, 2006 09 Mar'06

    Column: SHARE 2006 reporter's notebook

    This week reported from the SHARE user group meeting in Seattle where mainframers kicked the tires on virtualization, learned about ITIL and tried on the management role.

  • March 06, 2006 06 Mar'06

    Server Specs: User groups cheer Oracle, Itanium alliance

    User groups cheer Oracle, Itanium alliance; AMD rolls out new Opterons; Sun proposes combined Unix.

  • February 23, 2006 23 Feb'06

    Turning information into gold

    IT managers are getting buried under mounds of data, but IBM claims to have the tools to help them take data management to the next level.

  • February 16, 2006 16 Feb'06

    XenSource names new CEO

    The open source virtualization provider is tapping a former Veritas executive to lead the commercialization of Xen.

  • February 16, 2006 16 Feb'06

    CA reborn with new tools and new focus

    When Alan Nugent, senior vice president of enterprise systems management joined CA nearly a year ago, the company was still reeling from an Enron-esque scandal in 2004. The event scorched the company's financial credibility and prompted CEO ...

  • 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.