New online tools for virtualization platforms can give you a more granular view of usage and expenses.
Written by Chris Smith
Despite the recession's gradual abatement, pressures to reduce IT costs continue and IT managers are looking for ways to free up money for the new investments that have been put off for the past year or more. While virtualization and cloud computing hold the promise of increased efficiencies, they introduce a level of complexity that makes tracking costs more difficult.
If you haven't yet yielded to pressure to Web-enable your System i apps, at least your procrastination has increased the profusion of tools available to help with a conversion.
Written by John Ghrist
We've reached the point where IBM, at least to some extent, now shares a distinction only the likes of Kimberly-Clark and General Foods have achieved. And that is to see a term associated with a brand name—like Kleenex and Jell-O—move into the lexicon as a descriptive word signifying an entire class of products.