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HP gives OpenVMS new life

Hewlett-Packard has changed its direction on OpenVMS, giving the operating system -- and users -- something of a reprieve.
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Bank of America sees software-defined data centers as 'irresistible'

Driven by a very strong belief in the future of software-defined data center technology, Bank of America is steering its IT to almost total virtualization.

U.S. spy agencies adopt new IT approach

The CIA's decision to use Amazon's cloud is part of a broader IT shake-up to make the spy business more efficient.

Red Hat polishes business process management suite

Thanks to its 2012 acquisition of Polymita, Red Hat has added major functionality to its software suite for managing business processes, making the package an appealing choice in the enterprise market for BPM (business process management) software.

Red Hat brings SOA to the cloud

Rounding out its set of software for connecting enterprise applications, Red Hat has released additional software for its JBoss Fuse enterprise service bus that provides the basis for building service-oriented architectures.

ERP vendors are getting a 'good kick' from users

The era of the monolithic, highly customized enterprise ERP system is fading, according to Gartner.

N.C. ends contract with Healthcare.gov contractor CGI over tax software system

Public relations woes for Healthcare.gov contractor CGI continue to mount, as North Carolina has decided to terminate its contract with the systems integrator for a new tax-collection software system.

The firm behind Healthcare.gov had top-notch credentials -- and it didn't help

CGI Federal, the lead contractor at Healthcare.gov, is a veritable black belt in software development, with the highest possible certification from CMMI. So what does the website's flawed rollout say about how useful CMMI is?

IBM adds a fancy scheduler to its OpenStack deployments

IBM has reached into its software portfolio to provide a more sophisticated scheduler for the OpenStack deployments it builds for its customers.

Microsoft: No, we're not ditching on-premises Exchange

Microsoft today shut down talk that it would soon stop shipping new versions of its Exchange Server, promising it would continue to develop and release the popular email software for on-premises use.

Enterprise Architecture In Depth

Facebook Open Sources Thrift Protocol ... Again

After more than six years of internal development of its branch of the cross-language framework that powers its internal services, Facebook has released that branch to open source and hopes to work with the Apache Thrift community to incorporate the work.

Manage Cloud Computing With Policies, Not Permissions

Cloud computing obsolesces the idea that IT operations must put users through the ringer to get their hands on scarce resources. Many organizations continue to insist that someone must review resource requests when, in reality, an automated policy engine can do the same thing -- and put computing power in users' hands that much faster.

Apple and the enterprise: A complicated relationship

Over the past 15 years, Apple has worked, and at times struggled, to figure out the best way to integrate its products into enterprise environments. Columnist Ryan Faas takes a look at that complex relationship.

IT careers: Does it pay to become a brand specialist?

Hitching your wagon to the latest 'it' technology can lead to lucrative pay and compelling job opportunities, but it's not without risk. dBase developer, anyone?

Outsourcing, adieu: Companies retake the reins on IT services

IT departments are rethinking their outsourcing deals, making them shorter and smaller, taking a stronger hand in managing them or bringing them fully back in-house.

AirWatch CEO: We'll be the breakout market leader in mobile management

In this installation of the IDG Enterprise CEO Interview Series, Chief Content Officer John Gallant talks to AirWatch CEO John Marshall about the company's approach toward mobile, its $225 million in venture funding, and its new Content Locker product, which aims to help enterprises control data access from devices.

Why developers are turning to API services

As application development increasingly hooks into outside services, tools to manage all those APIs are sprouting up

The Grill: Enterprise Business Partners CIO Pradip Sitaram

Pradip Sitaram, CIO at Enterprise Business Partners, led a project to modernize the nonprofit housing developer's IT infrastructure, introducing agile development and cloud-based computing along the way.

Survival guide: Do's and don'ts for next-gen IT

Business IT is evolving behind your back. Here's how to head off extinction and assert a larger role

Long live SOA in the cloud era

You might not hear much about SOA anymore, but its imperative to make 'everything a service' is more relevant than ever