IT compliance and governance strategies

  • September 19, 2006 19 Sep'06

    Data center consolidation yields savings, Tier-rating upgrade

    Following a data center consolidation, the state of Oregon's facility is upgraded to Tier-3 statues and saves millions.

  • May 23, 2006 23 May'06

    Syska Hennessy proposes new data center performance metric

    Syska Hennessy, a New York engineering and consulting firm, has proposed a new data center performance metric that it hopes to promote alongside the existing tier system from The Uptime Institute.

  • May 17, 2006 17 May'06

    SPEC forms server efficiency committee

    SPEC, a nonprofit that measures server performances, now has a committee to develop standards for server energy efficiency.

  • May 02, 2006 02 May'06

    ITIL expert gives advice on data center relocation

    Moving your data center inevitably demands vigorous infrastructure scrutiny beforehand to ensure a smooth swap. But don't let such a mammoth task be valued only as a means to relocate, said Fred Latala, director of data center relocation services...

  • April 27, 2006 27 Apr'06

    Uptime Institute warns against tier standard misuse

    The Uptime Institute Inc.'s tier classification for data center performance has become a de facto standard. But the misapplication of those standards can lead to ugly surprises.

  • April 04, 2006 04 Apr'06

    Server Specs: Data center wins environmental and uptime certifications

    Highmark data center goes green; AMD hires top chip designer from Intel; Congress debates visas for foreign tech workers; and IBM sets licensing for Sun's UltraSparc chip.

  • February 01, 2006 01 Feb'06

    Making sense of metrics

    Metrics focus employees' attention on the tasks and processes that executives deem most critical to the success of the business. Metrics are like levers that executives can pull to move the organization in new and different directions. In fact, ...

  • January 04, 2006 04 Jan'06

    Healthcare users struggle with HIPAA

    Healthcare providers, especially small and midsized companies, say HIPAA has made them rethink their approach to storage.

  • November 30, 2005 30 Nov'05

    Auditing your data center

    This column originally appeared on TechTarget's Expert Answer Center as a post in Robert McFarlane's blog. Robert served as the

  • August 04, 2005 04 Aug'05

    Trusted Computing Group releases server specs

    The Trusted Computing Group released a new set of trusted server specifications it hopes will help vendors protect their platforms against security breaches.

  • May 31, 2005 31 May'05

    IBM lights Candle

    Big Blue has unveiled a new IT service management suite, combining the products and services it acquired from Candle Corp.

  • May 19, 2005 19 May'05

    ITIL, a data center's yellow brick road

    The ITIL offers a comprehensive approach to improving the quality of data center. But it also requires willpower, time, and person-power. Be advised: ITIL is no "quick fix."

  • May 19, 2005 19 May'05

    Are hospitals gaining on HIPAA?

    Institutions under pressure to meet federal security rules have hunkered down and boosted IT spending.

  • May 12, 2005 12 May'05

    IBM plans SDK for Director 5.1

    In a release scheduled for Q3 of 2005, IBM plans to offer ISVs the option of integrating with its hardware management tool.

  • May 02, 2005 02 May'05

    Survey: Compliance spending soars

    A new AMR Research study breaks down the damage: SOX, HIPAA -- and all the rest.