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Whittle down application sprawl

Getting rid of old, unsecured or unused software and services is not easy. Do it correctly, though, and you can save IT time and money.

Manage app log-ons and authorizations via the cloud

Single sign-on for all apps -- both cloud-based and on-premises -- is a big reason to go this route. But cost and customization, especially for very large organizations, can be sticking points.

Why green IT is good for business

IT is uniquely positioned to drive green IT projects by identifying opportunities for operational efficiency -- and helping to build the business case.

Top open source network management tools

As networking continues to expand and diversify, encompassing a growing number of wired and wireless devices, the demand for network monitoring tools remains high. While feature-packed commercial products abound, the growing market for monitoring tools has also fueled robust offerings from the open source community.

IT on the edge: CIOs who (literally) keep the lights on

CIOs in emerging economies have to be creative to keep IT up and running -- addressing redundancy, navigating a thicket of sometimes onerous regulations, and in general doing more with less. Insider (registration required)

Computerworld Honors 2013: Measuring the sustainability of data centers worldwide

The Green Grid, the 21st Century Achievement Award winner for sustainability, continues to develop and promote the tools that organizations need to design and maintain more efficient data centers.

The whole enchilada: Integrated compute platforms steamroll across IT

Vendors are rebuilding the mainframe with converged infrastructure, collapsed kit or integrated compute platforms -- whatever you want to call it. And customers are loving it.

How to keep your network in tip-top health

Using any one of the six netword management suites in this review will help diagnose and cure network ills

Big hopes for big data, survey says

For companies drowning in data, extracting value from all this information is a major IT priority. But success depends on how well customers tackle significant organizational challenges.

Smart buildings get smarter

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission's new headquarters integrates many state-of-the-art green technologies, including solar panels and wind turbines. Such IT-driven building designs are minimizing energy consumption while optimizing operations.

Best BYOD management: Containment is your friend

New containerization technologies can help BYOD initiatives succeed by creating separate spaces on smartphones for work and personal use.

The Challenges of Simplification

CIO magazine editor in chief Maryfran Johnson looks at how some companies are tackling the complex task of making their tools and processes simpler

5 tips for vanquishing virtual sprawl

Take control of the virtual machines in your data center with these 5 simple rules. Insider (registration required)

Don't get shortchanged by data center bundles

As top-tier infrastructure vendors bundle their hardware, the customer often comes out with less. Insider (registration required)

Hadoop becomes critical cog in the big data machine

As more and more companies use Hadoop to handle big data, anticipation for forthcoming Version 2.0 grows

Three Quick Tips for Presenting to the Board

There's a right way and a wrong way to convey important information to your fellow executives. Our expert offers three things to keep in mind.

CIOs Are Critical to Improving Customer Experience

Forrester vice president Kyle McNabb advises CIOs to take a central role in improving customer experience and outlines what it takes to reclaim that role.

Editor's Letter: Can We Get A CIO-CMO Do-Over?

CIO magazine's editor in chief discusses our June 15 cover story on the CIO-CMO relationship and why, despite the potential for animosity, there is a big benefit in learning to get along.

Publisher's Letter: How CIOs Can Help Build IT Talent for the Future

Many in the US are concerned about the talent gap between American students and similarly-aged students overseas when it comes to math and science skills. This is a real problem for our economy and security. But CIOs can help by reaching out to guidance counselors and educating them about jobs in IT.

Review: 3 Web stack monitors in the cloud

Monitoring services from Boundary, Circonus, and Librato combine simple setup and richly different capabilities