We’re busy getting ready for what may be the most important conference of its kind of the year. Gartner’s Data Center Conference will be held in Las Vegas next month, with attendees from some of the world’s largest companies in attendance. They’ll be looking to understand how data center management has evolved in the last year and where it’s headed. From Gartner’s website:
It’s becoming increasingly clear that more companies are researching the benefits that Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) can deliver to their organizations. At the same time, it’s equally clear that not every one of them is ready to leap whole hog and dive into a full-scale implementation. Continue reading
Industry analysts at Enterprise Management Associates® (EMA) spend a lot of their time looking at trends in the technology field, as well as writing about what they see, and where they believe things are headed.
As such, they’ve developed what can be termed as the IT Management Maturity Model. It’s designed to show companies how they can evolve from being the kind of company that reacts to incidents, lurching from crisis to crisis to anticipating failures to automating processes used for infrastructure management. Continue reading
IBM InterConnect 2013 is officially a wrap and we’d be understating it when we say that it’s an event we will not soon forget.
Together with our friends over at IBM, we joined some 2,500 IT and business leaders from across the globe for three days of learning and festivities at the classy Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore. Attendees were treated to presentations that shed light on the biggest trends and best practices that are shaping today’s information-driven business landscape. Continue reading
It’s never been a more exciting time to be a data center manager. Or frustrating. Or frightening.
I talk on a regular basis with managers who find themselves under the gun to do more with less. While they’re located all around the country, their concerns and challenges are much the same. They’re at the heart of corporate efforts to become more profitable and to do more with data, yet find themselves pressed to be more efficient in the administration of their data centers. Continue reading